Recently, Keith and I were able to steal away from work and see a movie while the kids were at school/daycare. Because we use family for daycare during the week (in addition to the place that we pay for them to go), we have a hard time getting babysitters on the weekends.
There are a lot of movies that we really wanted to see this summer, but we never had the chance to go. Luckily, "The Expendables" was still playing. My understanding is that Sylvester Stallone wanted to recreated the big action films of the 80s/90s, so he put together a bunch of action guys and made this movie.
Lots of guns, explosions, and fight scenes.
And a lot of this guy:
Keith knew my reasons for wanting to see this movie. ;)
Honestly, I grew up watching this kind of movie, mostly with my dad on those nights that my mom worked. If I had to pick between a sappy romance, or something with bullets and explosions, I'm going action every time. And Jason Statham just makes the movie extra nice.