Casting a film cast that is composed entirely of all-stars can either result in a great box office hit or a flick that has everyone averting their eyes from. Although it is too late to tell which way the upcoming ‘The Expendables’ will go, it likely will end up on one of those two groups.
The film centres on a band of mercenaries who live along the edge of the law and are out together on a CIA operation in South America when it becomes evident to the group that they are practically on a suicide mission that will save their souls or destroy their kinship with each other.
The mercenaries of course are some of the largest names in the action/thriller film genre including Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Dolph Lundgren. Add in appearances by David Zayas and Arnold Schwarzenegger and you get a picture of the film.
Packed with action from the start to finish with plenty of scenes that will make you wince, heavy use of explosives, and even some martial arts and this is one action film that may send you over the top with glee and stimulation.
Even at age 64, Stallone proves that he is still up for the challenge keeping up with his co-stars some of which are half his age. Of course, never to be outdone, not only is Stallone the star, he is also the director and co-writer for the film.