I could tell you all about the plot for The Expendables, but like any 80’s action film, the plot isn’t really that important. Yes, I did just say 80’s action film, because that’s exactly what The Expendables is, an 80’s action film on crack cocaine.
All you really need to know is that it’s got action, massive explosions that would make Jerry Bruckheimer wet his pants and a cast of actions stars that would make Schwarzenegger cry like a baby. Its a whose who of action stars, including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis – and if that cast doesn’t give you cold sweats then you might just be a momma’s boy who would rather be watching Driving Miss Daisy.
Sure the plot has holes big enough to fly a 747 through and is predictable as hell – the good guys win – but it’s a blast. It’s the kind of film that you can just sit back and enjoy. The kind of film where you don’t have to think about what’s going on. You can laugh – in fact you’re encouraged to laugh – at the actors and their cheesy behavior. But as well as laughing at the absurdity of the story, you’ll marvel at the choreographed fight scenes, the explosive gun play and the massive wet-your-pants explosions.
It’s an extreme overdoes of testosterone that will satisfy any true action fan.