Sylvester Stallone – Barney Ross
Jason Statham – Lee Christmas
Jean-Claude Van Damme – Vilain
Jet Li – Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren – Gunnar Jensen
Chuck Norris – Booker
Bruce Willis – Church
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Trench
Terry Crews – Hale Caesar
Randy Couture – Toll Road
Liam Hemsworth – Bill The Kid
“The cast of The Expendables, with newest members Billy the Kid (Hemsworth) and Maggie (Nan) aboard, are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.”
Well. This was an interesting movie, to say the least. Definitely full of testosterone – a complete guy movie. It was rated R and it went with the rating. There was constant swearing and a lot of violence and blood. Most of the blood really was not realistic, but there was a lot of it. The swearing was constantly going on (what do you expect when you get a bunch of BIG guys and stick them together in stressful situations.)
Stallone did direct, write, and star in this movie, and I was impressed. It was quite well done. It did have a good story, good actors, good acting, great action and fight sequences, most of it was realistic, and it was extremely funny.
You would not expect a movie like this to be funny, but I was constantly laughing as there were references to the characters that the actors played in other movies, and just jokes going on all the time.
I would say that this is a movie for 16 year olds and over because of the violence and swearing. There really was nothing sexual in it, except maybe a few brief references.
There were a lot of explosions and a lot of people dying. There was also a big character death which changed the entire course of the movie. You really did not expect it.
I also do like the music in it. The soundtrack is one thing which I do love about movies, and will frequently listen to if it was worth it. This one is not in the same caliber as Avengers and Tron, but it was still quite enjoyable to listen to and well done.
I do recommend seeing it if you are interested in this type of movie as it was well done. It is not on my top 10 list but it was still enjoyable.
And yes there will be a third one, or so Stallone said. I didn’t see Expendables 1, but maybe one day when I have some time to kill I will. I don’t think seeing the first movie is needed to understand this one🙂
Hope that you enjoy.
Warning: The trailer does have a lot of action and shows violence.