“My Film Rating System: Sylvester Stallone’s Brutal Benchmark for Quality – A $70 Million Flop Remains at the Bottom”

Sylvester Stallone has become a well-known name through his blockbuster franchises, such as Rocky and Rambo. Since then, his successful career never had a setback, and he continued to dazzle audiences with his outstanding performances. Considering that action is a fundamental aspect of most of his movies, it undoubtedly has an impact on him, especially when he remains true to his art.

In a still from The Expendables 4, we see Sylvester Stallone who brought the franchise to life back in 2010 with its first installment. This action-packed movie left a permanent mark on him as he took his role seriously. Interestingly, his injuries on-set serve as a grading system when it comes to his projects.

The popular Hollywood action hero, Sylvester Stallone, has a reputation for experiencing real-life action on set, reflected in his craft when the cameras start rolling. Unfortunately, such actions come with risks, and many action actors end up with permanent injuries during filming. In the case of the 77-year-old actor, he sustained serious injuries during the production of The Expendables 3. However, in an interview with Mirror, he compared his injuries to those from his 1992 film, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, which was a critical flop but did not result in any injuries for him. Stallone even grades the quality of his films by the intensity of his on-set injuries. Despite grossing $70.6 million worldwide, Stallone has called Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot the worst film he has ever made and claims that “a flatworm could write a better script than STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT.”

He shared that during his work on the action-packed movies, Rambo and The Expendables series, he suffered from intense injuries. However, the injury he faced during the 2014 film was different from the previous ones. Sylvester Stallone explained that he had broken his neck and spine and dislocated both shoulders in the previous movies. He mentioned to Mirror, “In this one here, I ended up really taking a fall on my back and had some metal put in there, so if you hear any squeaking, it’s not my shoes but my back. But I’m getting better.” His co-stars also faced similar experiences, with Jason Statham experiencing a near-fatal ride partly due to Stallone’s actions. Despite all their efforts, the movie was still criticized by the critics.

For the third installment of the action-packed franchise, Sylvester Stallone and his co-stars had to perform extreme physical activities and dangerous action sequences. During an interview, Stallone revealed that Jason Statham actually fought death in the midst of the Black Sea. Statham had driven a five-ton truck 60 feet down into black mud because Stallone had cut the brake line, but he was very modest about it. No one knew about it until he confessed during the interview. The star-studded movie included an ensemble cast involving Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it ended up becoming a critical flop. However, financially, it performed well grossing over $209.46 million against a production budget of around $100 million. The sequel, Expendables, which was released in September, is both a critical and box-office flop, having grossed only $42.7 million worldwide until now.

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