The Expendables is an American ensemble action thriller franchise spanning a film series, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone and originally created by David Callaham , and additional media. The film series itself was created to pay homage to the blockbuster action films of the s and s, and also pays tribute to the action stars of those decades, as well as more recent stars in action. The series consists of three films: The Expendables , The Expendables 2 and The Expendables 3 , with a fourth film scheduled to be released in the future. The series has received mixed critical reception, in regard to its plots and dialogue between the characters; however, many critics praised the use of humor and action scenes. The films have been box office successes. The Expendables, a group of elite mercenaries who carry out all sorts of missions, ranging from assassination to rescue, are deployed to a South American island, Vilena, to overthrow a Latin American dictator, General Garza, who is interfering with the plans of a group of "people" led by a man known only as Mr. Church's real target.
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