The Expendables, a movie long awaited by many fans of the action genre and the action stars it features, has just hit the theaters and topped this weekend box office, cashing 36 million US dollars this weekend. For a film that got harsh reviews from everyone, the numbers tell a different story: people actually wanted to see it. And post-movie watching comments show they thoroughly enjoy it.
Why is the movie such a smashing success? The story has nothing really special and is not very thick either. The plot description on IMDb says it all: “A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.” It’s an 80 million dollars movie in which all funds were spent on getting some once god-like action stars, some that are still on the wave of success and to orchestrate explosions, fights and lots of gun shooting. Continue reading
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