I feel compelled as a fan of the '80s action-men to at least acknowledge the epic-fail of my once-upon-a-time movie idol Arnold. "Sabotage" did a whopping $1.83 million on opening night and $5.2 million overall. Literally his worst opening ever.
In all honesty I saw the movie with a couple friends and our boys. We all really enjoyed "Escape Plan" last year so we had hope! I am in no way one to take issue with language or violence in movies, so while I wasn't bothered by the plethora of both, it was kind of annoying how much that dominated the screen-time in lieu of actual...you know...acting and story:-/
I think in the first 5-minutes of the film there were more F-bombs than all of Arnold's previous films combined. It is what it is but it got to the point I was losing track of what they were actually talking about because of all the m-fers, f-ing this and that and the other, and so on getting in the way.
High points of the movie were that it actually had a decent story underneath to go along with, for lack of a better term, hyper-realistic violence and procedure. Some hammered it for those aspects, but I actually kind of appreciated the realistic tone they set with the action. In that respect alone it was similar to what Ayer pulled off in "End of Watch".
Anyways, I felt it was somewhat my duty as an Arnold fan to at least acknowledge this cinematic marvel. Thanks for the time all!