The Expendables USA 2010 – 100min.

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The Expendables

An aging group of mercenaries travels to the island state of Vilena to topple a dictator.

A muscle-bound pack of sweaty and aging mercenaries regularly hang out in a garage/tattoo parlor, swapping old stories and holding knife-throwing contest amongst themselves. A knife man, and martial arts man, a weapons man, a demolitions expert and a sniper, they call themselves The Expendables. Their leader is Barney Ross, a tougher-than-tough sixty-year-old who has learned never to care too much during the course of his career. But when a routine reconnaissance mission to the island state of Vilena motivates Ross to rescue the daughter of a dictator who's being manipulated by an ex-CIA agent, our heroes find they may have bitten off more than they can chew...

Sylvester Stallone directs this testosterone-laden, hyperactive flick, dishing out special effects and what seems like thousands of stunts with one hand, and a good portion of self-effacing humor with the other. The result is both a horrifically misogynistic and often ridiculous action flick starring a bunch of tough guys too old to be taken seriously, and a nonstop thrill-ride of endless explosions that pokes fun at men too old to be action stars - which explains a cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

12.08.2010

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