The Expendables (2010)
|Story by||David Callaham|
|Music by||Brian Tyler|
|Box office||$274.5 million|
The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble ac-tion-film written by David Callaham and Sylvester-Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren,Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Steve Austin and Mickey Rourke. The film was released in the United States on 13/08/2010. It is the first installment inThe Expendables film-series. This was Dolph Lundgren’s first theatrically released film since 1995’s Johnny Mnemonic, and Steve Austin’s last theatrical release film until 2013’s Grown U.p.s 2.
The film is about a group of elite mercenaries tasked with a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator whom they soon discover to be a mere puppet controlled by a ruthless ex-C.I.A officer James Munroe. It pays tribute to the blockbuster action films of the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was distributed by Lionsgate.
The Expendables received mixed reviews, praising the action scenes, but criticizing the lack of story. However, it was commercially successful, opening at number one at the box office in the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India. A sequel, The-Expendables 2, was released on August 17, 2012, and another sequel, The Expendables 3, was released on August 15, 2014.