In a summer full of proudly digitized sound and fury, it's understandable why moviegoers might welcome the bulging biceps and collective crows' feet of Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Eric Roberts and Steve Austin (not to mention fleeting appearances by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger). On paper, The Expendables sounds like a throwback to their kick-ass heyday, and on screen, it pretty much fits the bill -- maybe not directed with any particular verve or wit by Stallone himself, but still satisfactory of the lowest common denominators and the highest possible decibel levels.
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