Busy day yesterday. In the morning, I went for an early 25 mile ride on my bike after the quick-and-dirty repairs. Unfortunately, another rear wheel spoke broke on the ride home. In the afternoon, we visited and had lunch with my parents. At night, I met up with my friend Doug in East Hanover, NJ, for the 10:40pm showing of The Expendables.

The Expendables is a new release this week, directed by Sylvester Stallone, and starring a veritable who’s who of action/regular stars from the 80’s and 90’s. Stallone, Stratham, Li, Rourke, Lundgren, Steve Austin, Bruce Willis, and even a brief cameo by Schwarzenegger himself. It’s a action film about a team of mercenaries who get hired by, we think, the CIA, to kill a corrupt South American (and imaginary) country.

While they’re down there, they get a heart for the suffering populace (and more importantly, a beautiful woman with a heart of gold.) The story was a bit cliched for sure, but at a certain level, the film was entertaining. It was interesting to see the old stars in action. For that, I’ll give Stallone some slack on the story.

The Expendables (2010)

The Expendables (2010)