History Film / TheExpendables

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....]]
9th Dec '16 4:29:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Just about every character played by a "name" actor.
30th Nov '16 6:36:10 AM k410ren
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* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler:Barney to Munroe:]] "I didn't come for you, dip-shit. I came for her!" [[spoiler:shoots Munroe]]


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* StabTheSalad: Lee stabbing the basketball to cap his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Lacey's abusive boyfriend and his friends.


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* ThisMeansWarpaint: Garza has his men's faces painted for the FinalBattle.
12th Nov '16 1:19:16 PM nombretomado
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** Toll Road? Hale Caesar? Yin Yang? If those aren't aliases this might as well be called "[[JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]: TheMovie"

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** Toll Road? Hale Caesar? Yin Yang? If those aren't aliases this might as well be called "[[JohnnyCash "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]: TheMovie"
5th Nov '16 12:04:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* WorldOfHam: Considering it's a movie with Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/DolphLundgren, Stone Cold SteveAustin and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, this trope was pretty much unavoidable.

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* WorldOfHam: Considering it's a movie with Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/DolphLundgren, Stone Cold SteveAustin Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, this trope was pretty much unavoidable.
20th Sep '16 9:04:25 PM contrafanxxx
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** At one point in ''3'', Barney mispronounces Galgo's name as "[[Manga/{{Golgo13}} Golgo]]".

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** At one point in ''3'', Barney [[AccidentalMisnaming mispronounces Galgo's name name]] as "[[Manga/{{Golgo13}} Golgo]]".
21st Aug '16 7:58:13 AM eroock
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->''If testosterone could mate with an explosion, this movie would be its offspring.''

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->''If ->''"If testosterone could mate with an explosion, this movie would be its offspring.''"''
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