68. The Expendables (D)
: I expected many things from this film, but I never thought it would be so insurmountably serious and talky. Then again, at least Mickey Rourke takes a cheap monologue and makes something of it; Stallone takes action sequences and edits them to the point of incoherence. Never have more mediocre speakers of the English language been assembled in one movie (well, until the sequel) -- which wouldn't matter, if the film was half as fun as the premise should have been. But, instead of treating the premise with a bit of self-consciousness, Stallone treats it with deadly seriousness (who thought a domestic abuse subplot had a place in a movie like this?). What a waste.
Home Video: 35