DOA and completely devoid of any redeeming moments other than a few with Jason Statham, EXPEND4BLES is the definition of $100 million poured into a cinematic sewer.
Where the hell did all the money go?
I can only assume to the cast, all of whom, save Statham and Andy Garcia, who clearly knows he's slumming for a paycheck, are awful.
The first couple Expendables films were modern, violent takes on The Dirty Dozen with stars like Bruce Willis, Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Jet Li and Harrison Ford showing up with a wink.
The fourth installment features a bunch of dopes I don't even know and a couple like Megan Fox and 50 Cent that really should have hung up their acting cleats a long time ago.
The writing is mid-century locker room, with cringe inducing dialogue, punchlines that land with a thud and a complete lack of coherent thought on display.
I see that the writer Kurt Wimmer was also responsible for the total crap "Point Break" remake in 2015. But wait, he also wrote the fantastic "Thomas Crown Affair" remake with Pierce Brosnan? I'm baffled.
So at least the action is great, right? $100 million MUST buy some great action scenes! Nope. After they paid the cast, I think they had about $100k left for some very very bad CGI, including the worst plane crash I've ever seen in a major motion picture. Woof.
The plot doesn't matter, it's just our barrage of "good guys and nasty girls" trying to stop some bad terrorists and industrial complex stooges from starting WW3 with a stolen nuke.
In his recent biography, "Sly", Stallone kept referring to his three major franchises. These movies should never be mentioned in the same breath as Rocky and Rambo.
Stallone intended this mess to be the start of a new trilogy. Stallone is just going through the motions here.
After dying quickly at the box office with a worldwide box office of about $33 million and a nearly $70 million loss for the studio, this old geezer action series has thankfully been taken off life support.
What a mess.
Finally living up to their title, EXPEND4BLES is dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.
Statham deserves better.
Stallone knows better.
The rest of these dolts are right where they belong.
It gets an F.
Here's the R Rated Red band trailer below. It's better than the movie, but just as dumb.