The Expendables?

After an awesome weekend success of the Restoring Honor Rally and knowing that Americans are waking up in masses and seeing them all be able to come together for such a huge event in which everyone showed respect not only to one another but most importantly to GOD. I was able to relax on Sunday and actually catch a few movies.

I have been wanting to watch The Expendables, I have always been a big fan of Sylvester Stallone as well as Bruce Willis  and Arnold Schwarzenegger movies but not his liberal politics. I do have to say I was disappointed. With the exception of the dialogue in the church with the three there wasn’t much of anything else.

The other cast members were Jason Statham who pretty much steals the movie for himself and his love interest a beautiful young woman by the name of Charisma Carpenter who just wasn’t able to wait for Jason Statham to come back home and finds a new love interest who ends up beating her only to then show the awesome martial arts skills of Jason Statham who takes the guy apart plus all his buddies on the basketball court.

Jet Li entertains us with his martial arts skills in a smaller role but funny enough he comes across as a comedian and now for the first time I also  realize  that he is way shorter than what I originally thought before. Stallone is about 5’9” or 5’10” depending on the heels of his boots on any given day and yet he seemed a good foot taller than Jet Li.  In a Jet Li fight scene with Dolph Lundgren he looks like a dwarf.

Dolph Lundgren remember him in his role as the Soviet giant that Rocky defeated in one of the Rocky movies, he plays the role of a guy that has one too many battle scars and finds himself dependent on some type of foreign substance to be able to cope. He turns bad then good again by the time the movie ends.

Mickey Rourke is also in the movie, he’s the tattoo artist which was at one time was one of them. As I look at Stallone and Rourke I ask myself, “why the hell do these guys do this to themselves?” Both of them are physically fit yet instead of just growing old gracefully like Bruce Willis they seem to have gotten under the knife and had one too many shots of Botox and now their faces look like that of old women. Arnold looks like if  he smokes another one of those Cuban cigars it may well just be his last. What happened to Mr. Universe? He looks like he’s really in bad health and as we already know  his mind doesn’t work very well since he hooked up with the Kennedy Clan,  he doesn’t look well at all.

Then there are the other cast members like Terry Crews and  MMA and former U.F.C champion Randy Couture who also play the roles of good guys. If any of you watched the U.F.C fight this past weekend he beat the day lights out of former boxing over the hill champion James Toney in the first round. Congratulations Randy! Wrestling star Steve Austin played a bad guy as well as Eric Roberts.

So the question I ask where was Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, and Jean-Cluade Van Damme?  This movie although I hear is a big money-maker I found quite disappointing. Didn’t live up to the expectations that it was build up too. All off Stallone’s other movies have been a million times better and the same could be said about the movies that all the other cast members have been in. This was no Rambo/First Blood or Terminator, Transporter, The One, or  the mega hit Die Hard. I was very disappointed, although the movie did provide action it was very weak and if it wouldn’t have been for Jason Statham and the beautiful Charisma Carpenter who was a pleasure to look at, this was one awful movie in my opinion!


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3 Responses

  1. In Mickey Rourke’s defense, yes, he did have a lot of surgery on his face, but it wasn’t out of vanity and to stop aging. When his film career went downhill, he quit and then became a professional boxer. His face got all screwed up from it. The surgeries he has had on his face were all facial reconstruction surgeries.

    • I do remember when Mickey Rourke became a boxer I also recall seeing him fight. He’s a tough guy and a resident from S.Florida. I recall that on his robe he had something written to the effect of “Marielito” something or another. In reference to the name they called those who came by the Mariel Boat lift. I wasn’t aware that he had any facial reconstruction surgery due to his boxing, he actually wasn’t a bad fighter. If that’s the case my apologies to him. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. What about Stallone?

  2. Good boxer or no, boxing is boxing, and you’re gonna get punched in the face a lot.

    I don’t know about Stallone. I think his lips are natural (I think he was born with a harelip, so his lips were always funny), but his eyes too appear to always be smiling, so I’m thinking he had a facelift. And Mickey Rourke, though, now that I think about it, also appears to have eyes that are always smiling. I don’t know if that’s natural, or if it’s just a result of the reconstructive surgery. Or if it’s vanity. I’d like to think it’s not vanity, though, because he seems like a good person and that’d kind of ruin it for me.

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