History Headscratchers / TheExpendables

14th Mar '15 9:23:03 AM Cieloazul
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** A problem I see towards the specialization is that all the squadmembers are good in everything, so we have a team in which more or less everybody is great with guns, great with knifes and great in hand-to-hand. The only difference comes from the customization of their approaches: some use big guns, others small guns, some prefer throwing knifes while other use giant bowies... But most of them are too badass individually to suffer from CripplingOverspecialization as would be a sign of specialization.
13th Jun '14 12:44:01 AM Cush1
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* During the seaplane escape at the beginning of the second movie, they've got at least half a mile of water after getting past the boat blockade, there's no wind to speak of, and the river is easily a quarter-mile wide, yet they just have to aim the plane at the one tiny part of the dam that's 50-60 feet taller than the rest (and notably, that one part isn't much wider than their airplane)?

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* During the seaplane escape at the beginning of the second movie, they've got at least half a mile of water after getting past the boat blockade, there's no wind to speak of, and the river is easily a quarter-mile wide, yet they just have to aim the plane at the one tiny part of the dam that's 50-60 feet taller than the rest (and notably, that one part isn't much wider than their airplane)?airplane)?
** And granted, "just clearing the obstacle on takeoff" is an action-movie cliche, but then, so is "going off the cliff at the end of the runway, and taking a couple of seconds to pop back into view and climb into the sky".
13th Jun '14 12:42:03 AM Cush1
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* During the seaplane escape at the beginning of the second movie, they've got at least half a mile of water after getting past the boat blockade,there's no wind to speak of, and the river is easily a quarter-mile wide, yet they just have to aim the plane at the one tiny part of the dam that's 50-60 feet taller than the rest (and notably, that one part isn't much wider than their airplane)?

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* During the seaplane escape at the beginning of the second movie, they've got at least half a mile of water after getting past the boat blockade,there's blockade, there's no wind to speak of, and the river is easily a quarter-mile wide, yet they just have to aim the plane at the one tiny part of the dam that's 50-60 feet taller than the rest (and notably, that one part isn't much wider than their airplane)?
13th Jun '14 12:41:30 AM Cush1
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** They were hired to kill Garza specifically; while killing Munroe was a good thing, Church never outright told them to do it, so he used it as an excuse to force the Expendables into getting back the contents of the crashed plane.

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** They were hired to kill Garza specifically; while killing Munroe was a good thing, Church never outright told them to do it, so he used it as an excuse to force the Expendables into getting back the contents of the crashed plane.plane.
* During the seaplane escape at the beginning of the second movie, they've got at least half a mile of water after getting past the boat blockade,there's no wind to speak of, and the river is easily a quarter-mile wide, yet they just have to aim the plane at the one tiny part of the dam that's 50-60 feet taller than the rest (and notably, that one part isn't much wider than their airplane)?
5th Apr '14 7:11:24 AM Megadoomer
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** They were hired to kill Garza specifically; while killing Munroe was a good thing, it worked as an excuse for Church to force the Expendables into getting back the contents of the crashed plane.

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** They were hired to kill Garza specifically; while killing Munroe was a good thing, Church never outright told them to do it, so he used it worked as an excuse for Church to force the Expendables into getting back the contents of the crashed plane.
5th Apr '14 7:10:07 AM Megadoomer
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* Why was Church angry about The Expendables killing Garza and Munroe? Wasn't that what he hired them to do?

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* Why was Church angry about The Expendables killing Garza and Munroe? Wasn't that what he hired them to do?do?
** They were hired to kill Garza specifically; while killing Munroe was a good thing, it worked as an excuse for Church to force the Expendables into getting back the contents of the crashed plane.
18th Mar '14 8:31:01 AM creepingdeath
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*** The Soviet Union was quite a bit bigger than current day Russia, so there's a lot of old bases left elsewhere.

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*** The Soviet Union was quite a bit bigger than current day Russia, so there's a lot of old bases left elsewhere.elsewhere.
* Why was Church angry about The Expendables killing Garza and Munroe? Wasn't that what he hired them to do?
2nd Feb '14 8:30:44 AM m8e
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* There was barely any specialization between the characters. Everything was either an InformedAbility or [[AllInTheManual All On The Website]]. Creator/JasonStatham's character is a KnifeNut, but he barely gets to use them. JetLi's character is supposed to be the best martial artist, and yet he can't beat DolphLundgren (admittedly, size ''does'' matter). TerryCrews likes big guns... and so does everyone else in the movie. The whole point of teamwork is that no one person is an expert in everything. That is why you have different people do what works for them.

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* There was barely any specialization between the characters. Everything was either an InformedAbility or [[AllInTheManual All On The Website]]. Creator/JasonStatham's character is a KnifeNut, but he barely gets to use them. JetLi's character is supposed to be the best martial artist, and yet he can't beat DolphLundgren Creator/DolphLundgren (admittedly, size ''does'' matter). TerryCrews likes big guns... and so does everyone else in the movie. The whole point of teamwork is that no one person is an expert in everything. That is why you have different people do what works for them.
14th Aug '13 2:11:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* There was barely any specialization between the characters. Everything was either an InformedAbility or [[AllInTheManual All On The Website]]. JasonStatham's character is a KnifeNut, but he barely gets to use them. JetLi's character is supposed to be the best martial artist, and yet he can't beat DolphLundgren (admittedly, size ''does'' matter). TerryCrews likes big guns... and so does everyone else in the movie. The whole point of teamwork is that no one person is an expert in everything. That is why you have different people do what works for them.

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* There was barely any specialization between the characters. Everything was either an InformedAbility or [[AllInTheManual All On The Website]]. JasonStatham's Creator/JasonStatham's character is a KnifeNut, but he barely gets to use them. JetLi's character is supposed to be the best martial artist, and yet he can't beat DolphLundgren (admittedly, size ''does'' matter). TerryCrews likes big guns... and so does everyone else in the movie. The whole point of teamwork is that no one person is an expert in everything. That is why you have different people do what works for them.
19th Jul '13 1:33:16 AM raizumichin
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*** No. They were in the Balkans.

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*** No. They were in the Balkans.Balkans.
*** The Soviet Union was quite a bit bigger than current day Russia, so there's a lot of old bases left elsewhere.
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