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August 22, 2010
The Expendables: A Film Review
(Clapping) Sylvester Stallone’s first go at directing a feature film is LOUD, wild and over-the-top with cleverly sarcastic dialogue. ‘The Expendables’ captures the imagination with CIA cover-ups and covert mercenaries battling wits and bodies that drop like flies in this heavily-stunted action drama. There is a lot of testosterone flying around, including Mickey Rourke's character, which exudes this super sexy persona that is uncommon for him. The subtle tattoo shot just above his crotch is hot! Strong characterization in a movie is important to film directors. It can make the difference on whether or not the audience connects to the film. ‘The Expendables’ is connectable for the most part, although Jet Li and Terr Crews are not the best picks for this flick. In terms of having characters portray strength with the persona they give off, I would have taken Jackie Chan over Li and swapped Michael Duncan Clark for Crews. Chan and Clark both have a stronger acting presence for a film of this type. The funniest one liner quote from the movie: "Don't talk to me cockroach!," says Dolph Lundgren, the human wrecking machine that kicked Stallone’s ass in the ‘Rocky IV’ movie. The cameos of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis added nothing to the movie except their star presence. It’s definitely a go-seer if you like stunt and grunt action.
I have a passion for creating, producing and writing. While I have been grooming myself for quite some time to write for print, television and multimedia industries, I did complete the Radio and Television Program at Long Beach City College and my Journalism program at UCLA Extension. I am journalist, producer, writer, property manager and teacher aide. For thrills, frills and fun, I mystery shop professionally for businesses, and Toastmasters, Inc. is a public speaking organization that I am a member of.