Emerging from a hot role in a series of blockbuster movies Transformers , Megan Fox’s career has since then always been associated with the image of “sex bomb” and “mobile flower vase”. Although she has regularly acted in films over the years, the beauty’s acting ability has never been highly appreciated.
Returning after the scandal of breaking up with her boyfriend rapper Machine Gun Kelly in the first half of this year, Megan Fox aroused the audience’s curiosity when appearing in the ranks. The Expendables with the appearance of fighting like a real mercenary.
The appearance of Megan Fox is a breath of fresh air The Expendables brought after a decade of absence, but can the duo Sylvester Stallone – Jason Statham and the seductive curves of Megan Fox revive the film franchise that seemed to have sunk into oblivion?
Outdated motifs, patchy script
In this part, the content focuses mainly on “bald guy” Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), but he is no longer in the group. The Expendables Instead, the person in charge of the Expendables this time is rookie Gina (Megan Fox), who is also Lee’s lover.
Lee Christmas and Gina’s relationship creates excitement for viewers, but it is also the only highlight in a patchy, lackluster whole. Because the focus is too deep on the main character, the supporting characters, including the old and new mercenaries, do not have a significant acting space, mainly taking on the task of making people laugh.
Action sequences in Mercenary squad 4 Not being cared for in terms of martial arts, the characters in the movie mainly use guns and bombs to create explosion scenes, increasing the grandeur. However, the film has too many technical errors and many fake scenes that can be easily detected.
The movie still has some funny moments that make viewers laugh, but in general, the communication between the characters is still forced, mainly because the cast in the movie is mostly amateurs or only specializes in action, not Strong in acting and expression.
See The Expendables 4 (original title: Expend4bles) It feels like watching a B-class action movie from the last decade with the following motif: An underground squad, fully equipped with guns, goes on a mission to prevent a plot to start a world war. III of the villain side.
This old motif was swept away by the wave of superhero movies 10 years ago. In this comeback, in the context of a completely changed perspective of the times and the audience’s taste, Mercenary squad 4 suddenly became more lost, naive, and even ridiculous than ever.
Can Megan Fox’s curves save the outdated series?
Megan Fox’s appearance created an eye-catching effect, attracting the audience’s curiosity, but her acting performance was still lackluster as usual. The relationship between the characters Gina and Lee Christmas seems attractive at first glance, but in reality it is too weak, with no chemistry.
As the leader of The Expendables , Gina also did not show leadership ability or any outstanding qualities. It was even Lee Christmas who “carried the team” for her. After all, Gina is still just another “mobile vase” role of Megan Fox.
On its first day in theaters, Mercenary squad 4 is being highly underestimated by both critics and mass audiences. 5.1 IMDb points, 14% – Rotten Tomatoes on Rotten Tomatoes are all “alarming” low scores on movie scoring sites.
Critics did not hesitate to criticize The Expendables 4 heavily. A reporter for the site Cinema Blend posted a tweet bluntly stating, “ Expend4bles is a testament to the outdated series that has now reached the bottom.”
Meanwhile, Adriano Caporusso of Bite Size Break commented: “The silly, outdated script, the superficial humor and the lackluster performance of Jason Statham have created the weakest film in the series. An experience worth forgetting as soon as you step out of the theater.”
This writer further emphasized: “The strength of the series The Expendables is a star of great caliber and unique sense of humor that no longer appears in part 4. Is it possible that Sylvester Stallone has given this brand the wrong direction?
Although severely criticized, at the present time Mercenary squad 4 do not have to meet opponents “of the same weight class”, avoid having to compete. Choosing the right time to hit theaters has helped the film remain profitable despite its poor quality.
Above all, the Expendables brand still has a certain appeal thanks to the success of the previous three films and is also an opportunity for audiences to meet famous action actors such as Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone and Tony Jaa. with attractive fighting ability on screen.