“An Honest Take: Jason Statham’s Thoughts on Sylvester Stallone’s Appearance in ‘The Expendables 4′”

It was clear that The Expendables missed Sylvester Stallone, as his presence was noticeably absent during production and in the final cut of the movie.

Sylvester Stallone was the key to The Expendables franchise’s success. He not only brought together a legendary cast of action movie stars but also wrote and directed the first three films. However, the fourth installment didn’t do well at the box office, and Stallone decided to step back. This decision didn’t sit well with Jason Statham, who felt that the set lacked something without Stallone’s presence. In other words, Stallone was the driving force behind The Expendables’ success.

The outdated saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” seems to apply to the current situation of The Expendables. The franchise has always been met with mixed reviews, often criticized by those who prefer more intellectually stimulating films over explosive action. However, the fourth installment has received the most negative response yet, potentially due to Sylvester Stallone’s limited screen time. Stallone was not involved in the story, screenplay, or directing, and his early exit from the film is attributed to his character faking his own death, only to reappear in the climax. Despite one person not being solely responsible for the success of a movie, Stallone’s reduced role may have impacted the final product and other cast members. Stallone’s departure and return in a diminished capacity due to reported “creative differences” likely contributed to the downfall of this once action-packed blockbuster. The future of The Expendables franchise, which Stallone has confirmed he will not be returning to, may be determined by the performance of The Expend4bles. However, with a budget of over $100 million and only $10 million in box office earnings during opening weekend, this could signal the end of the franchise entirely.

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