The action film “Expendables”, led in particular by Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li, is broadcast this Thursday evening on France 3. The opportunity to come back to the meaning of the title.
The feature film Expendables, broadcast this Thursday evening on France 3, features a special unit acting completely independently. One day, these Expendables, experts who are neither mercenaries nor secret agents, and who obey no government, are charged by the CIA to overthrow a dictator in South America… But by the way, what does Expendables mean?
The question perhaps deserves to be asked, fans of the action saga not necessarily having carried out extensive research on this title which we quote, it must be admitted, quite mechanically since the release of the first opus in 2010. So why is this team of tough guys, including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li, called that?
The word “expendable”, in its literal translation, means something rather unimportant, something expendable once to be abandoned or destroyed afterwards. But it is with the translation into military language that we better understand why the term is associated with the heroes of the saga, since it designates equipment or personnel deemed worthy of being sacrificed to achieve an objective.
With this last translation in mind, the Expendables films can be watched with a sharper eye: the members of the special unit are incorruptible ready to do anything, even to sacrifice themselves, to come to the aid of the hopeless cases. It should be noted that the Quebec title of the action film goes straight to the point since it is directly baptized… The Sacrifices !
Pacific War: After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the American forces based in the Phillipines, and in particular the torpedo boats, are on high alert. The latter are led by Lieutenants John Brickley and Rusty Ryan. One of their missions is to escort General Douglas MacArthur.
Expendables 4: bar fight for Statham and Stallone in a making of full of complicity
Fans of the Expendables saga can rejoice: the big guys haven’t finished the job on the big screen! A fourth part is currently in preparation, which will bring together historical sacrifices (Stallone, Statham, Dolph Lundgren…) and new recruits (Tony Jaa, 50 Cent, Megan Fox…).
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