The Expendables

I finally got a chance to see Expendables today.  It’s a movie I’ve been excited about for a long time, but scheduling conflicts and the fact that most of my friends didn’t believe it would be any good meant I waited about a month after opening to see it on my day off.  Well let me just say my friends were completely wrong!  If you’ve read any of the reviews for it most people point to a weak plot, old actors, and something that has been done over and over again…. So what’s wrong with that?!?  This movie is a throwback to the 80s action flick where everything explodes, dialogue is cheesy, and arms are broken like beer bottles at a frat party!  I couldn’t have been happier with the turnout even if the aging actors made me briefly think about my own age.  But that thought quickly faded as I watched a pirate’s body getting ripped in half by Dolph Lundgren’s shotgun!  On with the show…

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I Come in Peace (aka Dark Angel)

i-come-in-peace-titleJack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) loses his partner when their undercover sting  gets interrupted by an wanderer not from this Earth.  Shortly after people start dropping dead from overdosing on heroin.  One main factor linking these deaths together is a hole punched into each of the victims’ head.  Jack goes after Victor Manning  (Sherman Howard) to avenge his partner and to stop the circulation of heroin.  Although it is Victor’s heroin causing the recent outbreak of deaths,  Jack soon finds that it is a drug dealer from another world that is shooting these people so that he can harvest a valuable drug from their head.  With Victor’s Hench men on one side and a invincible alien on the other will Jack come out on top, or will he end up in pieces?

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