The Expendables

The film is about a group of elite mercenaries, tasked with a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator. It pays tribute to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s and early 1990s, and stars an array of action veterans from those decades, including Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Gary Daniels, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger (the latter two in cameo roles, though Willis was credited on posters and commercials), as well as more recent stars such as Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, and Steve Austin.

How could a film with so many stars be anything but a major hit? I don’t know the reasons, but they all managed to contribute to a dud of a film. Of course it was a box office success, but with so many action heroes, people are bound to go and watch it, but overall, it seemed more like a standard action B movie.

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