Please let these movie franchises die a peaceful death
Do we really want more 'Terminator,' 'G.I. Joe' or 'Die Hard' movies?
Movies: "The Expendables" (2010), "The Expendables 2" (2012), "The Expendables 3" (2014)
Upcoming movies: "The Expendables 4" in 2016
Why: The movies in Sylvester Stallone's geriatric action franchise get credit for regularity, if not for the originality of their names. But maybe it's time for the "Expendables" movies to become a quirky thing that exists only overseas and that we don't need to hear about here, except maybe for a DVD release. Leaving aside that the franchise remains an oddly cheap looking and monotonous dirge, "The Expendables" made $103 million domestic, followed by $85 million domestic for the sequel and $39 million for the 2014 installment. Foreign box office has also been down steeply, but with $206 million in worldwide gross, "Expendables 3" must've made somebody some money, even with increasingly high budgets. If these have to happen, so be it... Just leave America out of it. It's the truly patriotic thing to do.
- Daniel Fienberg