Potentially the greatest action film of the 21st century

#1 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

All information taken from the IMDb:

Title: The Expendables (2010)
Synopsis: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.
Cast so far: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren

Seriously, this has so much potential to be a good old fashioned action film filled with guns, explosions, stupid one liners and general arse kicking. Ever since Tarantino's rise to the top and stylised violence took over, there's been a massive lack of macho action. You've had your The Rundown here and Rambo there but little in between but this could be a welcome return to the genre that's given us so many classic moments.

#2 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Basically, Rambo 2010.

#3 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
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Basically, Rambo 2010.

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Basically, so bad it's good.
#4 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

No way in hell...

#5 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

The only two things missing from this film are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. I'm surprised they've never been in a film together before and now would be the perfect time. It could be a ciolent version of Clint Eastwood's Space Cowboys.

#6 Posted by LiquidPrince (16004 posts) -

Not really... I don't like Sylvester that much. I mean it COULD be good, but I doubt it'll be great.

#7 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

I heard from a source that Chuck Norris will be in this film.

If so, brix will be shat.
#8 Posted by Bulldog19892 (1795 posts) -

It could be good, if they go for the "so bad it's good" kind of thing. If they try to make it serious at all it will probably end up just being shit.

#9 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3092 posts) -

I wrote a story that was very similar to that plot a couple years ago. So I guess this script is equivalent to a 15 year old's imagination.

#10 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
Fr0Br0 said:
"I wrote a story that was very similar to that plot a couple years ago. So I guess this script is equivalent to a 15 year old's imagination."
Seeing as there's an incredibly basic plot outline and that's it, it's a bit presumptive that you can write an action film as good as Sylvester Stallone.
#11 Posted by Bulldog19892 (1795 posts) -
Fr0Br0 said:
"I wrote a story that was very similar to that plot a couple years ago. So I guess this script is equivalent to a 15 year old's imagination."
Nice.
#12 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -
Bulldog19892 said:
"Fr0Br0 said:
"I wrote a story that was very similar to that plot a couple years ago. So I guess this script is equivalent to a 15 year old's imagination."
Nice."
15 year olds do a lot of fapping.
Maybe a action film with a script based on fapping?
#13 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3092 posts) -
Gizmo said:
"Bulldog19892 said:
"Fr0Br0 said:
"I wrote a story that was very similar to that plot a couple years ago. So I guess this script is equivalent to a 15 year old's imagination."
Nice."
15 year olds do a lot of fapping.
Maybe a action film with a script based on fapping?
"
Well actually in my story, one of the mercenaries is stationed in the frozen tundra and his only source of warmth comes from the friction of fapping...
#14 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Simplicity is underrated. Sometimes boobs and explosions can be better than any masterpiece.

#15 Posted by ColMustard (357 posts) -

Rambo 07' was fucking awesome... I wanted to see the guy who was paid to throw the buckets of guts on screen after each explosion...

Seriously, Stallone can do very little wrong in my eyes.  The guy knows how to deliver simple guy films.

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