Escape to the Movies: The Expendables

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The Expendables

This week MovieBob lets you know if The Expendables is expendable.

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This review for some reason really made me want to hear MovieBob do a game review... and Yahtzee do a movie review...

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Now THAT's Nerd Rage. Kick 'em in the teeth, Bob :)

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It's funny he's Talking about Gore in Rambo when spoiler Rambo doesn't actually kill anyone in that film.

EDIT: OOOOH THAT RAMBO! Bet he wishes the Expendables crashed as hard as that film did.

The_root_of_all_evil:
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Now THAT's Nerd Rage. Kick 'em in the teeth, Bob :)

Now THAT's a tribute! Classic man :D

Certainly didn't expect that you would be reviewing the Expendables on the Escapist. I've saw your review on your journal.

With that said, there aren't good movies came out this week?

I never see movies on 'opening weekend' and usually wait for some critical reaction to stuff before I see them. In this case I'm glad I did, this movie did look amazing on paper but there was the worry of it going beyond ironic to just poor.

I'll take my scolding from Bob and go See Pilgrim instead (and been as I'm in the UK the A-Team again too maybe!)

Great review made me really glad I saw Scott Pilgrim instead of this.
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Sounds like someone's upset over Scott Pilgrim's failure in the box office.

Couple of my friends saw it and liked it. They were reminded of the old 80s "manly-man" movies and thought it was a good popcorn flick. Don't think I'm seeing this one though. Scott Pilgrim here I come.

Oh wow Moviebob... Rage enough?

Well, nobody saw THAT coming. NAAAAT.

Soooooo, that's a no on The Expendables then?

Blue-State:
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It's funny he's Talking about Gore in Rambo when spoiler Rambo doesn't actually kill anyone in that film.

I think he's talking about Rambo 4 wich was just called Rambo.

Blue-State:
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It's funny he's Talking about Gore in Rambo when spoiler Rambo doesn't actually kill anyone in that film.

He's talking about the recent entry in 2008. He blows people to chunks in that one.

I new this film would be terrible, anything with Jason Statham is bad in my eyes.

Also it's shame it wasn't the film people wanted I.E haveing all the pre-90s action stars getting togeather for one big genocide.

I was considering seeing it just because Jet Li is in it, but now I'll just go rent one of his other, not-shitty movie instead and get to see him kick the most righteous of ass.

Look, Bob. I've defended you more than I need have, you're probably one of my favourite movie critics but please, for the love of God, accept that not every movie has to be this artistic piece, with amazing acting, original set pieces and have an important message behind them. Some movies are just meant to be enjoyable to sit through. Salt was this and you appeared to like that even if there were two reasons attached to Jolie that probably helped your opinion along the way.

And please, stop stating that everyone who likes a movie you don't is worthless. Transformers, Book of Eli, and now Expendables - some people just like to sit through a movie that's brainless. Whilst they're not that good, stating that everyone who likes them is pretty much wrong is just arrogant and pretentious.

Not everyone who likes bad action movies is this douchebag frat boy, who can't tell the difference between an etch-a-sketch and a Da Vinci. Just accept that occasionally people don't see things the way you do, because you're starting to become insufferable.

MovieBob:
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The sad thing is, they actually DID take a movie meant to be a PG-13 and made it R. The studio made to cuts to the Movie, one being PG-13 and the other being the one on screen now and let a test audiance decide what would make more money. They wanted R, so the effect team added the same amount a gore a noise bleed has so it barely got an R rating.

Nerd Rage ftw! You know, I had even forgotten that this movie existed. Even the trailer wasn't memorable past a week, which is about as much of a failure as possible from the entertainment industry. Also, please tell me you'll be reviewing that 3D Piranha thing at some point. It just looks so...abysmal.

If I manage to scrape up enough pocket change to see one movie in cinemas before autumn, it wasn't going to be this one. It still isn't. I WANT MY SCOTT PILGRIM DAMMIT!

The_root_of_all_evil:
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Now THAT's Nerd Rage. Kick 'em in the teeth, Bob :)

Well said.

Interesting review, though the censor bleeping sound does get a bit annoying, expecially since it is two or three times louder than the actual talking.
I will say that I myself would say that neck snapping kick later in the movie kind of counts a a memorable kill though.

Movie Critic doesnt like mainstream Movie? Shocking indeed!

I liked it, Scott Pilgrim is better but there is room in todays market for all these movies

And yet I'm still going to see it.

Well. I have lost almost every respect I had for you Bob. The action in this movie was absolutely great. I have numerous times agreed with you (never really on any action, as you rarely discuss it), but this was so f**king opposite of what I thought that it's absolutely f**king ridiculous. There were plenty of memorable kills in the movie.

How about how Stallone used a pistol as a f**king machine gun? (he seriously shot fast and reloaded fast. Absolutely a cool feature).

Most of the action was well executed as well. I would really like to sit down with you and watch it and point out some awesome scenes.

F**k this. I feel so disappointed. Sh*t...

I will not stop watching your reviews as they are always worth watching, but God f**king damn I have never disagreed so much with you before, and I get the sense that you have absolutely no feel whatsoever for action.

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Blue-State:
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It's funny he's Talking about Gore in Rambo when spoiler Rambo doesn't actually kill anyone in that film.

He's talking about the recent entry in 2008. He blows people to chunks in that one.

Yeah, they nearly ran out of fake blood and guts making that movie.

MovieBob, I was hoping you were going to do a review on the 'Twilight' spoof, 'Vampires Suck'. Nothing's more fun than watching a spoof movie make fun of a crappy movie, and then take apart the spoof movie for being a bad example OF a spoof movie.

run_forrest_run:

Blue-State:
Data East Arcade Collection.AWESOME
It's funny he's Talking about Gore in Rambo when spoiler Rambo doesn't actually kill anyone in that film.

He's talking about the recent entry in 2008. He blows people to chunks in that one.

More like, Rambo used bullets to magically fuse all the human bits with the forest around them.

And it was AWESOME :D

Unlike THIS *eye twitch* movie.

I could barely finish watching this review. Took a lot of strength.

I can't believe Bob this week. We are obedient sheep because we go see one of the biggest collaboration films this decade instead of watching a film that was barely advertised in many places? We are the worst kind of people on earth because we like the premise that a movie will be an homage to 80s action films?

He dropped the ball on this review. Insulting a film is one thing, insulting someone for liking it is another, but insulting people for thinking the premise sounds like a fun idea?. That's a new low. I won't even go into how much I disagree with you on the quality of the film.

For someone who tries to hinder people from being elitist nerds, you are one of the biggest elitist nerds I've seen in quite a while.

Well, I'm honestly quite surprised about how mixed The Expendables reviews are.

FargoDog:
And yet I'm still going to see it.

Traitor! >(

I found the movie somewhat enjoyable. Sure, it could have had more blood and stuff, but I don't really see any reason to rage over it. It was bad yes, but I thought that it was bad in the way that it was funny. Not Commando, but still worth watching for a couple of laughs.

So, you didn't like it then?

Blue-State:

FargoDog:
And yet I'm still going to see it.

Traitor! >(

Why? Because I'd rather make up my own mind than just listen to some movie-critic who I could completely disagree with, which I probably will in this case?

Angry Bob is Angry :D and it was AWESOME!

You know, sometimes mindless violence is fun to watch.

You used a pic of "The Nuge" when saying "The worst sort of person." Immediate thumbs down.

Just kidding. Guess I'm not going to see this movie then.

Yeah, that's the spirit, MovieBob!
Best review ever!

I only considered seeing this because it had Stalone and Li in it and perhaps Statham, but 'all-star' cast movies tend to rely too much on the actor's fame to pull it through. Sounds like this movie is a text-book example. Too bad too... Stalone, Li and perhaps Statham have enough potential to make a great action movie.

Btw, didn't the A-Team get all these psuedo-80s action movies greenlighted? The Expendables looks more and more like a cash-in rather than a movie.

I will be spending my remaining lunch money on Scott Pilgrim this weekend.

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