The Evolution of Sylvester Stallone

The Expendables (2010)

Sly returns to the big screen this week with an unashamed love letter to action cinema. Directing from his own script, he's rounded up the cream of today's action crop (Jet Li, Jason Statham) as well as some golden oldies (himself, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Arnie) for this testosterone-fest, which sees the title team of mercenaries attempt to bring down a South American dictatorship.

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Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.