'The Expendables:’ a movie for guys who like movies - The online voice of cambridge campus students
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by Cody Carlson



n Aug. 13, 2010, "The Expendables" instantly made it to the top spot at the box office. This movie starred big names like Sylvester Stallone, who can also be seen in the "Rocky" franchise and the "Rambo" franchise, and other countless movies; Jason Statham of "Crank" and "Crank 2: High Voltage" along with the Transporter trilogy; Jet Li who has countless movies, and Dolph Lundgren. Other supporting actors were Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.



This star-studded action film made its way through the United Kingdom, China, United States box officees.



This movie was about a group of mercenaries named The Expendables. The group contains Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) the leader of The Expendables, blades specialist Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Martial Artist Yin Yang (Jet Li), sniper Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), weapons specialist; Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) and demolition expert Toll Road (Randy Couture). Barney Ross is given a mission on a island on the Gulf of Mexico.



One of the best fight scenes in the movie was when Randy Couture’s character (Toll Road), fought with Steve Austin’s characters (Paine). Couture was in UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).



The movie was amazing. I thought it was kind of like "Rambo." If you haven’t seen "Rambo", I suggest you do so. If you like how that movie is you will definitely like this. For sure, this is a guy movie; There is hardly any romance and no swearing, but I don’t suggest taking your kids to go see it. I’m not saying it was scary but there is people exploding, dying, getting beheaded. It would most likely give kids nightmares.



There's good news for those that love this movie: Sylvester Stallone plans to make a few sequels.



So far The Expandables has made $177,288,000 in the box office; its budget was $82 million.




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