It's a gimmick that misses the point of its own novelty, probably because Stallone can't see himself as we do. Movie explosions are a dime a dozen and boring. Instead of going bigger, they could have gone smaller: show these titans of action in scenarios never seen, living the everyday between gigs, getting groceries, IM'ing each other, or trying to wash blood and grime off their clothes at the laundromat.
Watched the Director's Cut blu-ray tonight, which has both its advantages and drawbacks. The downside: all the awkward dialogue exchanges are twice as long. The upshot: the action scenes are completely re-edited so that they flow better and the most egregious CGI has been toned down. The editing during the final showdown now has a nice rhythmic quality to it, less choppy than before, each shot flowing into the next.
One of the most brainlessly epic movies ever made! This brought the good parts of the 80's back. By no means a good movie, far from it. But by god is it enjoyable. It knows what it is and relishes in it, rather than the generic action movie you get today, which thinks it's better than what it is. This film gets my top grade, but one does not compare it to Terminator or Pi, they compare it to Rambo or Navy Seals
Who thought it was a good idea to have Stone Cold Steve Austin of all people beat up a woman in this movie? Doesn't anyone read the news anymore? Anyway, this sucked. Royally. Anyone who gives it any more praise than that, I think, is giving the concept way more credit than it deserves as it was executed terribly and sloppily. Arnold's cameo was the biggest wtf moment of 2010.
I can appreciate the campiness of the film, but that still doesn't make this good. Through the film I was kinda shocked at how people reacted to the violent scenes. Many laughed and applauded at the most gory sequences in the film not as if it was stupid, but as if it was their greatest pleasure.
Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, Statham, Jet Li, etc, etc,...la crema y nata del cine de acciòn de los 80 y 90...seguramente, va a ser una pendejaderrima, pero vamos, quien no quiere ver a todos estos hijos de la chingada juntos?