There's no denying that The Expendables boasts an awfully impressive cast for an action movie: Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote and directed), Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Mickey Rourke all show up. If that's not enough bad-ass for you, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis make cameos. And that's not even counting the guys who can't kill you with their bare hands, like Eric Roberts. With so many actors to juggle, it's no surprise the script is kinda clunky in its attempt to accommodate everyone. After Stallone's recent, somewhat enjoyable revivals of the Rocky and Rambo franchises, The Expendables is a bit of a letdown. Still, there are some cool action scenes and even a few enjoyable character moments (Rourke, in particular, gets a memorable monologue). The last 30 minutes amount to one extended fight scene, filled with carnage, mayhem, and lots of things going boom. You know, the real reason people want to see a movie like this.
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Producer: Kevin King, Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton and John Thompson
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Giselle Itie, Eric Roberts, David Zayas and Steve Austin