'The Expendables 2' is Little More Than the Action Equivalent of a Syfy Movie
Here's a cheap formula for profit. Cast all the pop culture relics from the '80s and '90s your budget can afford, work them into a script that's just competent enough to give them reasons to occasionally talk to each other and run from things, and then top it all off with a boatload of cheap, garish CGI. That's exactly how movies like Bigfoot or Piranhaconda get made, and it's the same mercenary, passionless type of filmmaking that applies to The Expendables 2.
Yes, The Expendables 2 is nothing more than a Syfy channel movie masquerading as a Hollywood blockbuster. The core difference between the two is that the cheapness of the production might actually be a reason to watch a Syfy channel movie; it's a crippling blow to a movie as...Read More
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