Director: Sylvester Stallone
With: Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Giselle Itie, Dolph Lundgren, David Zayas, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, etc.
This movie is the love child of The Dirty Dozen and Mission Impossible. It is nothing more than dumb fun, but it is fun. A classic brainless summer popcorn movie, and don’t expect more.
The expendables of the title are a group of ridiculously over-muscled middle-aged men led by Barney Ross (Stallone) who do contract jobs for big money. The movie opens with a rescue of hostages from Somali pirates, and we get a glimpse of the weaponry and group dynamics that drive the flick.