Movie of the Week: The Expendables

I wasn’t expecting a masterpiece but wow.  After I left the theater, I wondered if I had ever paid to see a more poorly directed (Stallone) , written (co-written by Stallone), edited (someone Stallone punched in the eye) and acted film.  I’m still thinking.

I will say this.  The last 20-25 minutes were batshit crazy.  There may have been 100 people killed in that stretch.  It was kinda what I was expecting when news of this movie first came out.  It felt like Stallone conceived this last action set piece first – deciding how many people everyone would get to kill, variety of death, types of weapons  used – and then said to himself, “Now how do I get there?”


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