Sunday, 22 August 2010

The Dependables

Was this based on a comic or something, or was this purely a vanity project for Stallone? Either way, it's not something an audience should be subjected to.

The plot is some country somewhere is being run by some dictator with some American's backing, and The Expendables are sent in to kill everyone. Well... this is pretending there is a plot, which there isn't. There are a number of action sequences strung together with a more than slightly cliched premise, a pretense at character growth (blink and you'll miss it, but don't worry, it doesn't affect anything), but basically lots of knives and guns and people dying.

Let's be honest, there are a number of reasons people will see this movie, and they have nothing to do with anything pretending to be a reason for the so-called story: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

So what we end up with is a bunch of big names, going around and getting in fights, for no reason worth discussing. Which is fine if you like that sort of thing. But if you do like that sort of thing, I'm guessing making soup is an intellectual challenge for you.

This is a piece of rubbish tossed out because someone felt like making an action movie. There's no reason to go see it.


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