I loved The Expendables, and enjoyed parts 2 & 3, but this film killed the franchise for me. 50 Cent and Megan Fox were horrible, Jacod Scipio was annoying with his over the top impression of Antonio Banderas, and honestly the rest of the cast just seemed to be phoning it in for the paycheck.
The plot was ridiculous even for this type of film, plot holes so big you could sail a poor excuse for a fake aircraft carrier through. Honestly if you can't figure out who the villain is and "surprise" before you're half way through the film then your not paying attention. The writing was just bad, jokes fell flat, and the dialog didn't mesh with the scene half the time. The cuts and vfx were bad, to much shaky cam, to many cuts back and forth, and my god the effects....the effects looked like something out of a 1995 direct to video SciFi film.
I hope for the sake of the franchise this films kills it and we can all just pretend like it ever happened. Do yourself a favor and skip this disaster and go back and re-watch the original.
The production budget for this film was $20,000,000. I assume $19,999,980 was spent on casting and production, and $20 was spent on writing. This film is a well acted poorly written mess. The filmography needed work, it was just to dark to see what was going on at times, and I was watching this in a darkened room on a large TV. And the audio was difficult to hear at times even with my soundbar turned up higher than normal.
Completely forgettable, and not worth the time spend to view it. Watch Heat (1995) or Den of Thieves (2018) rather than waste any time on this.
As I watched the end of this episode I felt an amazing sadness, first for Agnes then for Reddington. Agnes will grow up without either parent, and Reddington failed at his sole purpose in life. Liz on the other hand, she brought this on herself. Yes none of it probably would have happened if Red and stayed in the shadows, but once he became a part of her life she did everything she could to defy him and brought pain and suffering to everyone around her as a consequence. If you stab someone in the back that many times and they still care for you, maybe you should listen to them and accept that they are trying to protect you.
I know a lot of people didn't like Liz from the start, but I actually liked her in the beginning. But once she started with the on again off again defiance and attempted murder of Red I started to really dislike her, and by the time it got to this episode I couldn't really feel bad for her. I'm writing this after the show has ended so I know there is a season 9 & 10, and my only hope is that they can keep the plot twists coming without the need to center them around Liz.