Under the uncreative control of Sylvester Stallone as director, writer and leading man, this Neanderthal action fl ick bulls- eyes so- bad-it’s- sad from the start. The featured cast ( comprising Jason Statham, Jet Li, some wrestlers, ultimate fi ghters and assorted D- listers such as Eric Roberts) rarely give the impression they’re all that interested in what is going on. However, this is very much Stallone’s movie, which he ruins with his terrible non- acting and that eerie, waxwork appearance he is sporting. As for The Expendables’ plot of a group of mercenaries on a suicide mission to South America? Well, it is a moronic throwback to the gory, glory days of Stallone’s own Rambo series. Expungeable.