History Film / TheExpendables

21st Jul '17 7:09:51 PM Frankencastle
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* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2 for the ex-CIA guys (Munroe and his baddies) who represent the nastier aspects of American activity in Central America. Not bad guys, though. Just gray.
8th Jul '17 12:40:12 PM nombretomado
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** Arguable for JetLi, as 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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** Arguable for JetLi, as TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki reports that scheduling conflicts with another film prevented him from participating in anything more than the first part of the film.
22nd Jun '17 4:28:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling:
** The "Albania" of the sequel was filmed in Bulgaria.
** In ''2'', the abandoned military "simulation town" is clearly a Hollywood studio backlot, most likely that of Warner Bros.
16th May '17 5:18:44 PM nombretomado
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** "What've we got? [[TwoAndAHalfMen Four and a half men?]]"

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** "What've we got? [[TwoAndAHalfMen [[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Four and a half men?]]"
26th Mar '17 1:05:59 PM nombretomado
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* DuelingStarsMovie: May just displace ''Film/FaceOff'' and ''OceansEleven''

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* DuelingStarsMovie: May just displace ''Film/FaceOff'' and ''OceansEleven'' ''Film/OceansEleven''
4th Feb '17 1:28:22 AM erforce
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** Barney Ross was the name of an American boxer from the 1930s. His name could be a reference to the fact that one of Sylvester Stallone's best known characters is [[Film/{{Rocky}} a boxer.]]

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** Barney Ross was the name of an American boxer from the 1930s. His name could be a reference to the fact that one of Sylvester Stallone's best known characters is [[Film/{{Rocky}} [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} a boxer.]]
29th Dec '16 8:21:37 AM xcountryguy
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The actual plot starts with a mission to deal with boat hijackers, Gunnar is expelled from the team for his unpredictable behavior. Ross gets a new job from the mysterious Mr. Church (Creator/BruceWillis). He hires the team to go into a BananaRepublic and [[OneManArmy single-handedly]] take down a dictator's (David Zayas) regime. After a disastrous scouting mission, they learn Church is connected to the CIA and their real job is to upset the profiteering from a rogue CIA agent James Munroe (Eric Roberts), who has a particularly nasty bodyguard named Paine (Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin). They agree the mission is suicide and doing CIA dirty work, but their contact Sandra (Giselle Itie) was captured by Munroe and they feel [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl obligated to rescue her]], and Gunnar is not [[HeelFaceTurn happy with being rejected from the team]].

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The actual plot starts with a mission to deal with boat hijackers, Gunnar is expelled from the team for his unpredictable behavior. Ross gets a new job from the mysterious Mr. Church (Creator/BruceWillis). He hires the team to go into a BananaRepublic and [[OneManArmy single-handedly]] take down a dictator's (David Zayas) regime. After a disastrous scouting mission, they learn Church is connected to the CIA and their real job is to upset the profiteering from a rogue CIA agent James Munroe (Eric Roberts), who has a particularly nasty bodyguard named Paine (Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin). They initially agree the to walk away from a likely suicide mission is suicide and from doing CIA the CIA's dirty work, but their contact Sandra (Giselle Itie) was is captured by Munroe and they feel [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl obligated to rescue her]], and Gunnar is not [[HeelFaceTurn happy with being rejected from the team]].
28th Dec '16 6:21:16 AM SutairuMasuta
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The basic premise goes along with some grizzled [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenaries]] based out of New Orleans who call themselves "The Expendables." Stallone leads them as Barney Ross, with Creator/JasonStatham as Lee Christmas, his closest friend. Rounding out the rest of the team is Creator/JetLi as Ying Yang, Creator/DolphLundgren as Gunnar Jensen, Creator/RandyCouture as Toll Road and Terry Crews as Hale Caesar. And, most famously, Stallone's box office rival Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays Barney's FriendlyEnemy Trench, who leads a rival team. Outside of that core group, many other stars have come and gone through the various movies, some as new allies and others as villains.

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The basic premise goes along with some grizzled [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenaries]] based out of New Orleans who call themselves "The Expendables." Stallone leads them as Barney Ross, with Creator/JasonStatham as Lee Christmas, his closest friend. Rounding out the rest of the team is Creator/JetLi as Ying Yang, Creator/DolphLundgren as Gunnar Jensen, Creator/RandyCouture as Toll Road and Terry Crews Creator/TerryCrews as Hale Caesar. And, most famously, Stallone's box office rival Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays Barney's FriendlyEnemy Trench, who leads a rival team. Outside of that core group, many other stars have come and gone through the various movies, some as new allies and others as villains.
25th Dec '16 9:47:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** The team's name "Expendables", given the plot of the movie, although it also borders on NonIndicativeName. [[spoiler: The CIA considered them expendable, but they showed themselves to be a {{badass}} crew of [[InvincibleHero invincible supermen]].]]

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** The team's name "Expendables", given the plot of the movie, although it also borders on NonIndicativeName. [[spoiler: The CIA considered them expendable, but they showed themselves to be a {{badass}} badass crew of [[InvincibleHero invincible supermen]].]]
23rd Dec '16 12:49:36 PM jtgibson
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** [[spoiler:Gunner's degree in Chemical Engineering has been brought up early in the sequel. So when they get stuck inside a caved-in mineshaft, he uses his knowledge to concoct an explosive to blow up an escape route. [[SubvertedTrope Then it went pfft]], and the crew gets rescued by Trench instead....]]

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** [[spoiler:Gunner's [[spoiler:Gunnar's degree in Chemical Engineering (which the ''real actor'' actually has, too) has been brought up early in the sequel. So when they get stuck inside a caved-in mineshaft, he uses his knowledge to concoct an explosive to blow up an escape route. [[SubvertedTrope Then it went pfft]], and the crew gets rescued by Trench instead....]]
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