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The Expendables is an action film that came out in the year 2010. It was released in theatres on August 13, 2010 in North America. It is an action ensemble film that includes a number of action stars. The movie featured a collaboration of many action stars who participated in the movie. This movie was written and directed by Sylvester Stallone. When watching this movie, viewers will get to see a movie that pays tribute to the action films of the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Therefore the storyline is very similar to the movies of that time period. The main premise of The Expendables is a group of mercenaries are ordered to help eliminate a Latin American dictator who is actually controlled by a ex CIA officer. The Expendables was a commercial success as it opened up at number one in the box office worldwide. In the Expendables a group of mercenaries lead by Barney Ross is ordered to track down and overthrow a Latin American dictator. Ross and his crew begin touring the country to get information on his whereabouts. Once they eventually find him they soon discover that the Latin American dictator is actually being controlled by an ex CIA officer. Ross and his crew begin to battle the dictator and the ex CIA officer along with their men. The mercenaries lead by Ross defeat their men and also kill the ex CIA officer. They then leave the country and go on to wait for their next assignment. The Expendables got very average reviews and was therefore regarded as a mediocre film. As an action film it was good but as an overall film it had considerable flaws. It was not held in very high esteem from critics, but audiences thought it was a good movie. Many critics believed that it had little substance and was just a pointless shoot em up movie. However many action film fans thought it was one of the better movies of the year. Despite the rather negative to mixed reviews, the film did quite well at the box office. It debuted at number one during the opening weekend and was therefore among the top movies of the summer as a result. The movie has made over $274 million and has therefore been one of the more profitable movies of 2010. The Expendables was one of the better action films in recent years so it was very popular among fans of this genre.