i thought it was okay. i've never really been into action flicks and my brother kinda dragged me into the movie, but it was entertaining. my brother pretty much told me to expect a lot of explosions and gruesome deaths and unrealistic fighting scenes, and that's what i got. if you're into action movies then you should really enjoy this, it definitely succeeds in what it's aiming to do
Originally Posted by vapid
You don't seem to get that it was terrible even for what it was trying to be, an over the top action movie.
you don't seem to get that everyone is entitled to an opinion, and if you don't agree with phoenix's opinion, that doesn't mean he's wrong
To me it was a cool moment, then 10 minutes of terrible cinema, then something cool. The 10 minutes was hard to stand but the good parts were pretty good.
Talking of action flicks. What happened to fight scenes where you could see what's happening? Kill Bill is the last one I can remember that actually showed fight scenes rather than half second flashes that are zoomed way in
Terrible movie. I went in with very low expectations and they weren't met. When I saw directed by Sly in the opening credits I knew I made a massive mistake buying that ticket. Terrible storyline, corny lines, all around rubbish.
It simply wasn't epic, ridiculous, and over-the-top cheesy enough, to be an "over the top action movie" and was too poorly written and acted to be considered anything close to a real film.
'The Expendables' was so caught in this shitty limbo between over-the-top-awesome and serious, that it ended up suffering because it was neither.
Exactly. They tried to have serious moments, then they had their "funny" moments, but it wasn't really either. The action scenes were cool but the acting was in Shaq's words something between horrible and aweful, "horroaweful." And am I the only one who is now starting to understand why Jet Li doesn't usually do much talking or smiling in his movies? Why did they try to make the dude into Jackie Chan.