Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross ...
must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul.
'The Expendables' zijn een groep huursoldaten, elk met een eigen specialisme die in opdracht infiltreren in een Zuid-Amerikaans land. Zij gaan de strijd aan met de wrede dictator die het land in zijn greep houdt. De mannen beseffen al snel dat niet alles in deze missie is wat het lijkt. Ze raken steeds dieper verstrengeld in een gevaarlijk web van bedrog en verraad. Hierdoor wordt hun missie gedwarsboomd en brengen ze een onschuldig leven in gevaar. Maar de mannen worstelen met een nog zwaardere uitdaging... één die hun band onderling dreigt te vernietigen.
The Expendables can be described as exciting, rough, and suspenseful. The plot revolves around battles, a heroic mission, and heroes. The main genres are action, thriller, and adventure. In terms of style, The Expendables features an all-star cast, has a Hollywood tone, and stars an ensemble cast. In approach, it is realistic. The storytelling is fast paced. The Expendables is located in South America. It takes place in contemporary times. The movie has received attention for being a blockbuster. The Expendables is well suited for a boys' night. Note that it involves profanity.
An all-star cast of action-movie icons headline Sylvester Stallone's explosive action thriller about a group of hard-nosed mercenaries who are double-crossed during a treacherous mission. Approached by the shadowy Church (Bruce Willis) to overthrow tyrannical South American dictator General Gaza (David Zayas) and restore order to the troubled island country of Vilena, stoic soldier of fortune Barney Ross (Stallone) rounds up an unstoppable team that includes former SAS soldier and blade specialist Lee Christmas (Jason Statham); martial arts expert Yin (Jet Li); trigger-happy Hale Caesar (Terry Crews); and cerebra...
l demolitions expert Toll Road (Randy Couture). Traveling to Vilena on a reconnaissance mission with his old pal Christmas, Barney meets their local contact, a cagey guerrilla fighter named Sandra (Giselle Itie), and together the trio scopes out the landscape.. It isn't long before Barney and Christmas have discovered that their actual target is not General Gaza but James Monroe (Eric Roberts), a former CIA operative who has recently gone rogue. Monroe won't be easy to get to either, because his hulking bodyguard Paine (Steve Austin) is a force to be reckoned with. When their mission is compromised, Barney and Christmas are forced to flee, leaving Sandra behind to face almost certain death. But Barney isn't the kind of soldier to abandon a mission, or a hostage, and now in order to get the job done he'll need the help of his old crew.