Quotes of the Week: Critics on “Expendables 3” and “The Giver”

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm

“The Expendables 3” inspired a lot of geriatric-themed commentary.  Some of it was pretty funny (“a fraternity reunion with the brothers at Alpha Delta Viagra“, “Sylvester Stallone’s jobs program for expired action heroes“).  

The Atlantic’s Sophie Gilbert had a distinctive and hilarious millennial reference:

“The movie borrows so liberally from other action films that it starts to feel at times a bit like a BuzzFeed listicle.”

My favorite line of the week, though, was from my friend Mark Jenkins, in his review of “The Giver.”

“Jonas lives in a community, called ‘the community,’ that’s any high schooler’s vision of hell: It’s run by guidance counselors.”  


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