The latest installment of Sylvester Stallone’s action-packed series, The Expendables 4, faced a significant setback at the box office. To the dismay of many fans, the film only managed to earn $16 million domestically and was met with harsh criticism from movie critics. Unfortunately, these poor results have made it unlikely for the movie to make a comeback.
Sylvester Stallone’s latest action-packed movie series featured a stellar cast including Jason Statham, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Megan Fox, and Dolph Lundgren. However, even with such a lineup, the movie failed to succeed at the box office and became one of the lowest-grossing films of the year.
It seems that the charm of The Expendables franchise has worn off among audiences as evidenced by the poor box office results. The fourth movie received the worst reviews in the series, with a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The problem with the movie lies in the lack of fresh ideas. Fans are well aware that The Expendables films rely heavily on nostalgia and the collaboration of renowned action stars from earlier generations. While the older installments featuring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis were remarkable, the new cast lacks the power to pull in viewers or invoke a sense of the 90s action dramas.
Overall, it’s safe to say that even with an all-star lineup, The Expendables 4 couldn’t live up to its predecessors.
Numerous fans have expressed their disappointment over the disappointing performance of “The Expendables 4.” According to their tweets, the movie failed to deliver, and its budget did not seem to be well-spent. Some viewers claimed that it was the worst action film they have ever watched, while others questioned the decision to create another installment. Despite its $100 million production budget, many felt that the effects and quality of the film were subpar. Unfortunately, the earnings did not meet expectations, leaving the movie with more losses than gains. It’s worth noting that Sylvester Stallone was not fully committed to the project.
Sylvester Stallone’s involvement in The Expendables 4 will be his final appearance in the action franchise. Although he was initially part of the cast, he left due to creative differences regarding the direction and screenplay. In addition to this, Stallone’s ideas for the VFX and CGI departments did not align with the producer’s plans, which became a significant issue for the actor who has been involved with the franchise since its inception. Consequently, Stallone had minimal involvement in The Expendables 4 and did not return to write its script.