Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Expendables

“The Expendables” is the latest vanity project from the youth-obsessed Sylvester Stallone, who directed, co-wrote, and stars in this film about Barney Ross, leader of a band of mercenaries tasked to overthrow a South American dictatorial regime at the behest of the CIA (represented by a profanity-spewing agent played by Bruce Willis). And with its rote gunplay and geriatric-paced running time, it's also the most boring action flick of the summer. Simply put, “The Expendables” is in dire need of less “Rambo” firepower and more of “Rocky’s” sweet-science finesse.

To read the rest of my review visit Slant Magazine.

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