Vince Coleman can't believe it took him this long to watch The Expendables!
As you probably know, Vince Coleman is a BIG fan of explosions. Explosions have worked out much better for Sylvester Stallone's career then they did Vince Coleman's.
The Expendables is a unique film, both a first-rate action film and a homage to the genre itself. Stallone, the writer, director, and star of the film assembles an all-star cast of action-hero veterans including Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Gary Daniels, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as a few of his contemporary peers such as Jason Statham, Terry Crews, and Steve Austin.
The story follows Stallone's crew of good-guy-mercenaries as they take down a brutal Latin-American dictator and his ruthless ex-CIA backer. The fight scenes are the meat and potatoes of the film and include some of the better knife skirmishes Hollywood has ever produced. The dialogue is simple and direct - just as an action film should be. Statham gets a nod as heir-apparent to the action hero throne. By Vince Coleman's count, he had the most individual kills.
The Expendables has a little bit to offer all action-adventure fans. As mentioned before, the knife play is sublime. We're treated to disciplined tactical engagement, brilliant customized weapons, martial arts, wrestling, combat improvisation, and good old-fashioned street fighting. Heck, you even get to hear Jet-Li talk funny!
If you like excitement and have seen all the big-ticket action flicks, do yourself a solid and rent this movie. I haven't had this much fun since Ricky Henderson and me spent that weekend in Atlantic City with Charlie Sheen.
I gave it 4 out of 4 Stolen Bases!