Muscle men unite again

Earlier this year, the New York Times Magazine declared the all-American action hero an “endangered species” but Sylvester Stallone and his posse of Eighties action stars are back to prove otherwise.

Stallone returns as Barney Ross, goateed head honcho of a band of mercenary veterans that includes Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li) and newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan).

They’re brought together when Mr Church (Bruce Willis) enlists them for a seemingly simple job, but things go awry and they are compelled to seek revenge in what’s described as “hostile territory”.

To be honest, who knows what’s going on with the plot? It’s something to do with plutonium, but plot isn’t the main priority in this old-school romp.

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