History Film / TheExpendables

25th Mar '18 3:54:46 AM darkemyst
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** ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' + ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven X'' Every [[TheEighties 80s Action Movie]] ever made = ''The Expendables''.

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** ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' + ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]] X'' Every [[TheEighties 80s Action Movie]] ever made = ''The Expendables''.
20th Mar '18 2:42:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: The Expendables seem to be fully aware that they're in an action movie, and take full advantage of it.
4th Mar '18 5:12:56 PM nombretomado
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* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: [[invoked]] Basically the reason these films are made. In the first film there was specifically Creator/DolphLundgren vs. Creator/JetLi and Creator/SylvesterStallone vs. Creator/StoneColdSteveAustin. [[spoiler: Surprisingly enough, Stallone and Li are playing the heroes and are clearly outmatched by Austin and Lundgren]]. The sequel promised Stallone vs. Van Damme early on. And the third? Franchise/{{Rambo}} vs. Film/MadMax (or Film/JudgeDredd vs. [[Film/LethalWeapon Martin Riggs]])!

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* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: [[invoked]] Basically the reason these films are made. In the first film there was specifically Creator/DolphLundgren vs. Creator/JetLi and Creator/SylvesterStallone vs. Creator/StoneColdSteveAustin.Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin. [[spoiler: Surprisingly enough, Stallone and Li are playing the heroes and are clearly outmatched by Austin and Lundgren]]. The sequel promised Stallone vs. Van Damme early on. And the third? Franchise/{{Rambo}} vs. Film/MadMax (or Film/JudgeDredd vs. [[Film/LethalWeapon Martin Riggs]])!
7th Jan '18 8:55:25 AM nombretomado
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** JetLi sure doesn't look like he's nearly 50 in the first movie either, does he? Could convincingly pass for lower 30s.

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** JetLi Creator/JetLi sure doesn't look like he's nearly 50 in the first movie either, does he? Could convincingly pass for lower 30s.



** The sequel had JetLi appear like they always do, but he's PutOnABus at the end of the intro.

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** The sequel had JetLi Creator/JetLi appear like they always do, but he's PutOnABus at the end of the intro.



** In order to accommodate the larger roles of Willis and Schwarzenegger, and the additional roles for Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Nan Yu and Liam Hemsworth, a lot of the returning Expendables got the shaft. In particular, Yin Yang [[PutOnABus vanishes after the first ten minutes]] and Toll Road barely has any lines in the entire film. Yang made up for it by giving us JetLi's specialty before he left: a OneManArmy GoodOldFisticuffs beatdown for a good five minutes.
** Arguable for JetLi, as Wiki/TheOtherWiki reports that scheduling conflicts with another film prevented him from participating in anything more than the first part of the film.

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** In order to accommodate the larger roles of Willis and Schwarzenegger, and the additional roles for Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Nan Yu and Liam Hemsworth, a lot of the returning Expendables got the shaft. In particular, Yin Yang [[PutOnABus vanishes after the first ten minutes]] and Toll Road barely has any lines in the entire film. Yang made up for it by giving us JetLi's Creator/JetLi's specialty before he left: a OneManArmy GoodOldFisticuffs beatdown for a good five minutes.
** Arguable for JetLi, Creator/JetLi, as Wiki/TheOtherWiki reports that scheduling conflicts with another film prevented him from participating in anything more than the first part of the film.



** [[spoiler: Yin]] who is present only for the opening mission of the second movie. He air drops out of the cargo plane with the rescued hostage after the mission and is never seen for the rest of the film. When asked when he'll be back, he replies "Maybe soon...maybe never. Maybe start a new life." JetLi [[RealLifeWritesThePlot reportedly asked for a reduced role himself]]. [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack in the third movie]].

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** [[spoiler: Yin]] who is present only for the opening mission of the second movie. He air drops out of the cargo plane with the rescued hostage after the mission and is never seen for the rest of the film. When asked when he'll be back, he replies "Maybe soon...maybe never. Maybe start a new life." JetLi Creator/JetLi [[RealLifeWritesThePlot reportedly asked for a reduced role himself]]. [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack in the third movie]].



** ''3'' has the entire cast of Expendables from the first film (minus [[spoiler:Caesar, who's sidelined because of a near fatal injury]]), new recruits Doc [[spoiler:and Galgo]], plus the new, younger group of Expendables, and [[spoiler:Creator/HarrisonFord flying air support while Schwarzenegger and a returning JetLi fire out of a helicopter]].

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** ''3'' has the entire cast of Expendables from the first film (minus [[spoiler:Caesar, who's sidelined because of a near fatal injury]]), new recruits Doc [[spoiler:and Galgo]], plus the new, younger group of Expendables, and [[spoiler:Creator/HarrisonFord flying air support while Schwarzenegger and a returning JetLi Creator/JetLi fire out of a helicopter]].
22nd Dec '17 1:28:33 PM erforce
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** The use of JumpCut in every fight scene means that the protagonists appear to fight like [[Film/XMen Nightcrawler]].

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** The use of JumpCut in every fight scene means that the protagonists appear to fight like [[Film/XMen [[Film/X2XMenMenUnited Nightcrawler]].
3rd Dec '17 8:57:41 AM fruitstripegum
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* DuelingStarsMovie: May just displace ''Film/FaceOff'' and ''Film/OceansEleven''
21st Oct '17 1:54:15 PM YT45
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* CoolPlane: The crew travels in an ex-US Navy Grumman HU-16/[=JR2F=] Albatross seaplane in the first film. It is replaced for unspecified reasons by a heavily-modified Canadair CL-215 amphibious firefighting airtanker in the sequel, which gets crashed in a DynamicEntry, and replaced at the end by an Antonov An-2 biplane. The third movie features an Antonov An-26 as their new plane. Each aircraft has been modified with heavy forward-firing weaponry, taken UpToEleven with the CL-215’s nose-mounted 75mm howitzer ([[TruthInTelevision which was a real feature of some B-25 bombers during WWII]]).
22nd Aug '17 4:04:37 PM YT45
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*** They are called the Expendables because Barney has become so jaded and dark over the years, that he believes the world would be no better off if he dies. Tool manages to convince him to change this.

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*** They are called the Expendables because Barney has become so jaded and dark over the years, that he believes the world would be no better off if he lives or dies. Tool manages to convince him to change this.



-->'''Lee:''' British.

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-->'''Lee:''' British.(To Barney) [[DeadpanSnarker Since when?]]



-->'''Toll Road:''' (looking at team) [[DeadpanSnarker Retards.]]

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-->'''Toll Road:''' (looking at team) team, shaking his head) [[DeadpanSnarker Retards.]]
8th Aug '17 4:17:23 AM Dibol
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* ThrowAwayGuns: Sometimes to ditch extra weight, sometimes out of necessity. Special mention goes to Yang in the second movie, who throws his gun ''at'' a mook to knock them out before grabbing [[FryingPanOfDoom the frying pans]].

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* ThrowAwayGuns: Sometimes to ditch extra weight, sometimes out of necessity. Special mention goes to Yang in the second movie, who throws his not-working gun ''at'' a mook to knock them out before grabbing [[FryingPanOfDoom the frying pans]].
2nd Aug '17 4:13:37 AM StFan
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** One of the first things Doc mentions after being freed is his desire to put on some “fine threads”

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** One of the first things Doc mentions after being freed is his desire to put on some “fine threads”threads”



** The use of JumpCut in every fight scene means that the protagonists appear to fight like [[Film/{{X-Men}} Nightcrawler]].

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** The use of JumpCut in every fight scene means that the protagonists appear to fight like [[Film/{{X-Men}} [[Film/XMen Nightcrawler]].
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