The Expendables 2 (2012)
Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and his gang of misfits are back for round 2 and this time around some new faces join the party. Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) isn’t pleased after the events of the first movie and feels that Barney “owes him” another request. This request is for Barney to find a plane wreckage and allow his associate Maggie (Nan Yu) to retrieve contents from a hi-tech safe. Things go downhill for Barney when Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and his crew steal the contents of that safe. Barney takes Vilain’s actions very personally and will stop at nothing until he is dead.
Coming off the great success of the first Expendables movie, it was a no-brainer that a 2nd would be made, but the question was raised, “Who else could they get?” Well it turned out that director Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic, Tomb Raider) was able to get Jean-Claude Van Damme (who actually turned down a role in the first movie), Chuck Norris, and Liam Hemsworth. Not to mention that Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have much larger parts and provide plenty of eye-rolling moments. This movie is full of explosions, gun fire and corny one-liners that all action fans love. Just like the first movie, you didn’t go to see the story, you go to see the action and the heroes who do what they do best; KICK ASS!!! I had a fun time watching it and just wish they could incorporate some of the guys better. I didn’t like the fact that Jet Li’s role was limited to just the beginning and that Mickey Rourke was absent altogether, but there are rumors that he will be back for the 3rd. Oh yeah, that’s right there will be a 3rd movie and there are rumors that Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood will be in it. I personally would want to see Liam Neeson, The Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. Tell us who you think would be a great fit for the 3rd film… Co-starring Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Robbie Couture and Scott Adkins.
9/10 Stars – A strong, loud, action film that delivers and adds some dumb laughs along the way.
Nothing is better in a movie than a little good old-fashioned revenge, because that means some good old fashion but kicking! The Expendables 2 was exactly what you would expect it to be, with the added bonus of an ass kicking girl. Although I think they could have let her do a bit more of it. I love this kind of movie cause I am laughing and covering my eyes at the same time! It is GREAT! Guys don’t take your ladies to see this though if that have a weak stomach or don’t appreciate some big explosions and bad ass knife fights. Trust me on that one, not every woman out there is into the action like I am! But then again if they are, then by all means this will make her happy. I can’t wait for the third one to come out…seriously…I mean how many big muscle men stars can you get in one film? I think we will find out in Expendables 3.
9/10 Stars – Action and humor…time well spent!
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