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The Expendables

From Popular Mechanics:

Sylvester Stallone is back, and he brought his guns—thank goodness. In addition to directing this comeback flick, Sly plays one member of a team of mercenaries who embark on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator. Also starring is practically every action hero ever to grace a movie screen: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Austin and Mickey Rourke, to name a few. Bring on the explosions.

Of course, they’re taking down a South American dictator… who, as a fellow dictator, can sympathize with. But when you have this many action heroes together in one flick you really can’t go wrong as far as I’m concerned.


Review: Iron Man 2

Iron Man

Hell yeah.

Summer blockbuster.  Explosions.  Awesome special effects.  Fights, chase scenes, a rock star superhero… what else do you need?  Where it may be weaker in plot than the first Iron Man… let’s take a look at the big picture, shall we?

This is a movie based on a comic book.  A comic book, folks.  This isn’t going to be Schindler’s List, people… ok?  You pretty much know what you’re going to get even before you step in line to buy a ticket… an action packed thrill ride of high tech body suits and superhero mega-coolness.

This is a fun movie that has Robert Downey Jr reprising his role as Tony Stark, acting pretty much the exact way we would probably expect for him to act in real life, just with a multi-million dollar battle suit.  The NJLE gives Iron Man 2 a two thumbs up and a fist pound just for good measure.

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