Posted by jae_1833
Pointless action films with very little thought involved in the plot or characters and too much into the special effects causing the masses of sheep to endlessly spend their money searching for cheap thrills and entertainment.
Careful now... This is a meat head crowd you're preachin' too here. I'll be the first to admit that when I go to a movie I don't have any desire whatsoever to be "moved" by the plot. I have absolutely no problem sitting through gratuitous violence for the sake of entertainment. Frankly that's all I really need in a film. I'm not going to complain at all if you can throw a plot in there as well, but it's not a necessity. Action films arn't all that I like, but it beats the hell out of a chick flick any day.
With that said, I don't have any interest in this film. The promos make it look like crap. I don't take much time out of my life for cinema in the first place and this one isn't going to get me into a theater or get a viewing from my living room.
I may have a peek at The Expendables later this summer though. Stallone's last Rambo movie was every bit as good as the first three and it's pretty clear he still knows how to pull a film together. That big of a cast for a blockbuster action film usually spells disaster but I'll probably lay down eight bucks to see the train wreck.
edit: as an aside- I've never seen any of those movies in your list. But as long as they don't take place in outer space, have super heros, or a sci-fi twist I generally can sit through it.