You have got to love a bit of Sylvester Stallone right? He’s back on the big screen next month with his new movie The Expendables, which brings together a rather impressive cast.
Yes Stallone, who also directs the movie, is joined by Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger who, quite frankly, are all there to kick some butt!
Barney Ross (Stallone) is a man with nothing to lose. Fearless and void of emotion, he is the leader, the sage and the strategist of this tight-knit band of men who live on the fringe.
His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane and his team of loyal modern-day warriors. His is a true cynic who describes what he does as â€œremoving those hard to get at stains.â€
The team behind him is made up of Lee Christmas (Statham), former SAS and a savant with anything that has a blade; Yin Yang (Li), a master at close-quarter combat; Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who has known Barney for ten years and is a long-barrel weapons specialist; Toll Road (Randy Couture), a skilled demolitions expert and considered the intellect of the group; and Gunnar Jensen (Lundgren), a combat veteran and an expert in precision sniping who struggles with his own demons.
When the mysterious Church offers Barney a job no one else would take, Barney and his team embark on what appears to be a routine mission: overthrow General Gaza (David Zayas), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena and end the years of death and destruction inflicted on its people.
On a reconnaissance mission to Vilena, Barney and Christmas meet their contact Sandra (Giselle Itie), a local freedom-fighter with a dark secret.
They also come to learn who their true enemy is: rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchman Paine (Steve Austin).
When things go terribly wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra behind, essentially giving her a death sentence.
Haunted by this failure, Barney convinces the team to return to Vilena to rescue the hostage and finish the job he started. And to perhaps save a soul: his own.
The Expendables is released 19th August. Take a look at some new clips from the movie: