Scott Higgins, Thinking Cinematically: Stallone, Expendables, and Color Today

I have a theory that Stallone films, like Bond films, are excellent indicators of what film style looks like in popular cinema at any particular moment – they tend to be competent, and to show off whatever is thought to be “stylish” in current mainstream filmmaking, but they rarely break new ground.

Scott Higgins, Thinking Cinematically: Stallone, Expendables, and Color Today