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Published:August 16th, 2010 08:36 EST

Action Movie The Expendables Beats Chick Flick Eat Pray Love At The Box Office

By Robert Paul Reyes

It doesn`t say much for the state of Hollywood that two dreadful films topped the box office, but I take comfort in the fact that the macho movie "The Expendables" beat the quintessentially chick flick "Eat Pray Love"

The plot of "The Expendables" is plausible: A group of elite mercenaries is dispatched to Somalia to attempt to free hostages from dastardly pirates. Sixty-four-year-old Sylvester Stallone is the leader of the mercenaries: Not plausible. This screen gem features a Who`s Who of has-been action stars: Bruce Willis, Dolph Lungren, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"The Expendables" is an action flick for old coots who may need Geritol and Viagra to make it through the days and night, but gosh darn it they don`t eat quiche.

The plot of "Eat Pray Love" is about - who really gives a crap? It`s a chick flick - `nuff said. The typical audience for this snooze fest is 75 percent female, and 25 percent emasculated men.

Sylvester Stallone looks god-awful, I`m not saying that he`s past his prime, but I keep expecting maggots to come out of his ears and nose. Believe it or not, Stallone actually looks better than the 42-year-old Julia Roberts. For those of you wimpy guys who are thinking, "I might let my girlfriend drag me to see "Eat Pray Love", after all it stars Julia Roberts." Forget it, Pretty Woman, she`s not.

If "The Expendables" can beat "Eat Pray Love" at the box office, maybe the wimpification of America can be halted.

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