Even though this movie is very good it is very violent at the same time. The group of main characters, played by Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham etc, have one objective in mind. Protect the good and kill the bad. Kill 'em real good. There is lots of shooting and stabbing throughout the movie - including one part in the first scene where a mercenary gets his upper body blown off by a grenade launcher. There is also a lot of swearing throughout the movie. There is one scene in the movie in which the female character gets brutally interrogated and is tortured using water boarding. Overall, The Expendables is an excellent movie but at the same time it is a very violent and mature movie.