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    September 16, 2010

    MOVIE REVIEW: THE EXPENDABLES

    THE EXPENDABLES (English/18+)
    Genre: Action/Adventure
    Release Date: 13 August 2010
    Distributor: Lionsgate
    Running Time: 105 minutes
    Director: Sylvester Stallone
    Producers: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson
    Writers: Sylvester Stallone, David Callaham
    Casts: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Steve Austin
    Plot: Fearless Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is leader of a tight-knit band of men - Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), ex-SAS and skilled with any bladed weapon; Yin Yang (Jet Li), a close combat master; Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), a long-barrel weapons specialist; Toll Road (Randy Couture), a skilled demolitions expert; and Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a veteran in precision sniping. When the mysterious Church offers Barney a job no one else would take, the team embark on what appears to be a routine mission: overthrow General Gaza (David Zayas), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena. There, Barney and Christmas meet Sandra (Giselle Itie), a local freedom fighter with a dark secret. They also learn the true enemy - rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchman Paine (Steve Austin). When things go wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra for dead. Haunted by this failure, they return to Vilena to finish the job he started.

    THE VERDICT



    The Expendables is packed with testosterone rampage of machine gun. Every mercenary soldier like these tough guys will surely kicking ass around with macho styles. What so surprising about this movie despite its typical story about revenge and love, is that the dialogues are witty and masculinely powerful and the action sequences been lovable, full of impact, bloody and wild. Let's say that The Expendables been hormonal satisfying and makes a decent movie.

    THE RATING
    Story - 3.0 stars
    Casts - 4.0 stars
    Cinematography - 3.5 stars
    Effects - 3.0 stars
    OVERALL - 3.0 stars
    GREEN-TEA-O-METER: 13.5
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    REPO MEN (English/18+)
    Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
    Release Date: 19 August 2010
    Distributor: Universal Pictures
    Running Time: 112 minutes< Director: Miguel Sapochnik
    Producers: Scott Stuber
    Writers: Eric Garcia (novel), Garrett Lerner
    Casts: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga
    Plot: Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, the story revolves around a man (Jude Law) who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.

    THE VERDICT
    Repo Men is a lazy, messy and terrible science fiction movie that heads to no direction. The awful scripts help to define the worst excuse in the existence of the film while ignoring what should have been a good movie. Actions are clear cut terrible and lack of imaginative styles, rather a laid back and lifeless. Repo Men is a totally forgettable movie and does not have the excitement while the concept is barely explored out. Repo Men could have been the worst movie of the year, potentially.

    THE RATING
    Story - 1.5 stars
    Casts - 2.0 stars
    Cinematography - 2.0 stars
    Effects - 2.5 stars
    OVERALL - 2.0 stars
    GREEN-TEA-O-METER: 7.5
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