The Expendables

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Posted: 7/15/2010 5:51:13 PM

Sylvester Stallone

Bruce Willis

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Jason Statham

Jet Li

Dolph Lundgren

Mickey Rourke

Randy Couture

Terry Crews

Eric Roberts

Stone Cold Steve Austin

 

Please dont let this movie suck!!


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Posted: 7/15/2010 7:32:27 PM
I have a feeling this movie cant be great. Its either gonna be ok or horrible
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Posted: 7/16/2010 10:27:08 AM

I happen to agree with you that I dont think it will be great.

But I am really hoping it will at least be good or even ok.

I just dont want it to suck.

Such a great action cast. You cant really get any better. I mean who are they missing?

Maybe Chuck Norris, Vin Diesel, J.C. van Damme, or Steven Seagal? I really cant think of any other people who could have been in this.

I have always wondered why they never got together to make a huge blockbuster, back in the days of Planet Hollywood it seemed like this movie was talked about almost every year but it never happened.

Guess it took most of their careers to kinda go in the tank for them to try and make this work.

Just hope it's worth watching.

Comes out on August 13

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Posted: 7/16/2010 11:40:43 AM
I imagine Acting coaches won't be pullin this movie out to show the class on the nuances of classic method acting


shakespeare this ain't but hope it's 2 hour thrill ride
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Posted: 7/16/2010 3:12:57 PM
it's either going to be really good or really bad.
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Posted: 7/16/2010 3:27:07 PM
I doubt it will be really good, as there will be no plot or deep dialogue, I am just hoping it will be entertaining enough to keep my attention for the duration of the film.  With all the action stars in this how could it not?
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Posted: 7/16/2010 3:46:19 PM
Wow, Eric Roberts made the list.
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Posted: 7/16/2010 6:49:00 PM
I hope its good  
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Posted: 7/16/2010 7:04:27 PM

Interesting, Van Damme and Seagal were offered roles, along with Kurt Russel.

From Wikipedia:

Jean-Claude Van Damme was personally offered a role by Stallone, but turned it down because he felt there was no substance to his character.[3] Stallone said of Van Damme "He told me, you should be trying to save people in South Central."[4] This reportedly led to Dolph Lundgren being cast instead although it is not confirmed whether it was the same part. The role accepted by Forest Whitaker was originally conceived as a role for Stallone's Demolition Man co-star Wesley Snipes but later rewritten for Whitaker.[5] Due to a scheduling conflict prior to filming, Whitaker was replaced by 50 Cent for the role of Hale Caesar.[6] He was then replaced by former NFL player Terry Crews.[7]

Steven Seagal was asked to play a cameo role, but turned down the offer due to negative experiences with producer Avi Lerner.[8] Actor Danny Trejo was rumored to play Emmanuel, but on June 15, he revealed that he was not cast for the role. Instead, both are in the works for Robert Rodriguez's Machete.

By May 2009, the script had undergone a number of re-writes, in which Chris Hemsworth was written out.[9] Stallone's Demolition Man co-star Sandra Bullock was rumored to have a role in the film, but revealed that she did not even know about the project. Despite the news, she did express interests in working in another action film and would have liked to appear in the film depending on the storyline.[10]

The role of the man who hires the Expendables, Mr. Church, was very difficult to cast. Initially offered to Schwarzenegger, he declined in favor of a smaller cameo due to his political career.[11] The role was then offered to Kurt Russell whose agent replied that he was not interested in "ensemble acting at the moment."[12] Stallone spent several months after principal photography determined to find a big action name for the part. Rumors suggested that the role had been offered to friend and fellow former Planet Hollywood co-owner Bruce Willis, who was busy filming Cop Out. Willis' casting as Mr. Church was confirmed by August 2009, as was the fact that he would appear in a scene with both Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.[13]

On October 26, Stallone, Willis and Schwarzenegger shot their scene in the Hollywood Presbyterian church in Los Angeles, marking the first time all three have appeared together on screen.[14]

 

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Posted: 7/16/2010 8:02:43 PM

And on a side note look at the cast for that Robert Rodriguez film Machete

Danny Trejo
Steven Seagal
Michelle Rodriguez
Jeff Fahey
Cheech Marin
Lindsay Lohan
Don Johnson
with Jessica Alba
and Robert De Niro

Another really good cast, Danny Trejo is great and I also like Jeff Fahey from the tv show Lost. The rest of them pretty much speak for themselves I think.

And with R.R. at the helm this really has some very good potential.

 

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Posted: 7/17/2010 2:55:19 AM
Too bad they couldn't get Van Damme and Seagal, that would've covered all the guys from the same era.

Hoping it will be good, but will probably be just ok or suck really bad.
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Posted: 7/17/2010 10:21:33 PM
It's either Make it or Break it at the Box Office
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Posted: 8/4/2010 5:19:58 PM
One more week to go...
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Posted: 8/10/2010 7:13:40 PM
It currently has an 8.8 rating out of 2,300 votes on IMDB.com
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Posted: 8/11/2010 11:51:12 AM
 If they don't give Lundgren any lines it has a chance.......
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Posted: 8/11/2010 2:43:23 PM
Chuck Norris wasn't available?
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Posted: 8/12/2010 7:19:57 PM
A mans movie for grown men
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Posted: 8/12/2010 8:18:22 PM
Check out The Dirty Dozen or The Magnificent Seven on dvd when you get a chance. I hope it doesn't suck..............
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Posted: 8/12/2010 9:03:40 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by THEMUGG:

 If they don't give Lundgren any lines it has a chance.......

Oh come on.

"You will lose."

"I must break you."

"If he dies, he dies."

That's gold.

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Posted: 8/13/2010 1:10:35 PM
wow that was crap
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Posted: 8/13/2010 2:11:19 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by The Hawk:

Check out The Dirty Dozen or The Magnificent Seven on dvd when you get a chance. I hope it doesn't suck..............




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Posted: 8/13/2010 6:58:05 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by boberts427:

wow that was crap

Then put on your panties and watch Eat.Pray.Love
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Posted: 8/13/2010 7:56:41 PM
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Originally Posted by marnypoly:


Then put on your panties and watch Eat.Pray.Love

you really needed this movie to make you feel like a man that doesn't like cock, old cock. best of luck with your bi-curious feelings, they're making 2 more of these films so enjoy the closet, your safe, you obviously don't know garbage about movies and you look like a vanilla ice got looked in a tanning salon, are you honestly using a picture of yourself as an avatar, wow that's not narcissistic at all

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Posted: 8/13/2010 8:30:36 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by boberts427:

you really needed this movie to make you feel like a man that doesn't like cock, old cock. best of luck with your bi-curious feelings, they're making 2 more of these films so enjoy the closet, your safe, you obviously don't know garbage about movies and you look like a vanilla ice got looked in a tanning salon, are you honestly using a picture of yourself as an avatar, wow that's not narcissistic at all


Cool story bro
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Posted: 8/13/2010 8:38:42 PM
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Originally Posted by boberts427:

wow that was crap

Really? I just read another review and it was pretty positive.

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