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The Expendables 2
Back for War.
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Bigger, better & bloodier, The Expendables 2 is an explosive sequel to its predecessor that improves upon the original in almost every department & is a worthy addition to the newly established franchise. Continuing its homage to past action classics, the film hugely improves on the action, violence & humour aspects and the new recruits to its ensemble cast are unquestionably a welcome addition.
The Expendables 2 continues the journey of the notorious band of elite mercenaries who are reunited for a new assignment which seems like a seemingly simple operation but when one of their own is murdered on the job, the mission evolves into a quest for revenge as the group tries to avenge their loss by going one on one…
"Ironic. Here we are you and I, and your knife. You're going to die, like him. What was his name? What did you call him? What does it matter?" - Jean Vilain
Round 2. Now how do you go about making a sequel to The Expendables that can live up to the very high standards (a trace of loving sarcasm can be found in this statement) set by the first one? Easy. The blueprint is already there, all you have to do is bring everyone back, amp everything up, give Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis more screen time (unfortunately Jet Li's will have to be reduced but that's understandable), bring in Chuck Norris for a scene-stealing moment and make Jean…
Is there a reverse equivalent of the Oscars? If so, here's my ballot:
Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture (Drama) - Jean-Claude Van Damme
Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy [unintentional]) - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Worst Actor - Terry Crews
Worst Supporting Actor - Terry Crews
Person Who Gave Such A God Damn Awful Performance, It Can't Rightly be Called 'Acting' - Randy Couture
Most Understandable Accent - Jason Statham
Least Likely To Succeed - Terry Crews
Most Likely To Have Had His 4-Year Old Grandson Write The Dialogue - Sylvester Stallone
Winner of the 'What The Fuck Are You Doing In This Movie?' Award - Jet Li
Best Cameo - Chuck Norris
Most Likely To Have Been…
Six pounds of pure plutonium is powerful enough to change the balance of the world. Imagine what five tons will do.
This is probably the film the first Expendables should have been. The plot is kept simple and tight. There's dialogue that is legitimately funny. There's actual characterization done instead of just trying to make everyone look "cool". Lastly the bad CGI gore is toned down and is actually at an acceptable level this time.
Now if they would have stopped there this would have been a perfect action movie. Unfortunately there's still a few incredibly stupid moments in the film, but the ones that got to me the most was the overuse of meta-jokes. To say they're…
In every way this is better than the first film, and I really, really like the first film, so that's saying something. Easily the most fun I have had in a theater all year.
Well, I thought why the hell not do a double-bill following on from the original earlier today.
There were a couple of things I wanted addressed from the original. I didn't want Jet Li to look like such a feeble twat and I wanted Dolph Lundgren to be in it more. Both of these are addressed and even though Li pops out after the first quarter of an hour because he had to go and shoot another film, it's enough time for him to batter about two-dozen blokes with a frying pan though, so that's that attended to.
I don't know who thought it was a good idea to have Lundgren as…
Il primo mi aveva fatto addormentare, ma quanto gasa invece questo secondo capitolo. Un tripudio di esagerazione e fan service: Chuck Norris, Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Statham, Stallone e potrei continuare per ancora tante righe, I Mercenari 2 è la perfetta sintesi dell'esagerazione. Un'esagerazione fatta di vecchie glorie che ancora oggi bucano lo schermo e catturano come pochi interpreti, catapultati all'interno di una cornice (la trama) che non è poi così tanto banale da come ci si possa aspettare da un film di questa tipologia, non una roba da Oscar chiaro, ma neanche una roba buttata là come il primo capitolo.
Better version of Michael Bay explosions......
This film is pure nostalgia I enjoy watching with my dad because of all the live action figures and G.I. Joe's fighting each other. This trilogy is an okay trilogy, but I've seen it once...I don't need to see it again.
As it seems, I watched The Expendables 2 twice in a row and was too lazy to comment it twice. I am a humongous fan of this and the first Expendables. I embrace them for all their cheesiness and exaggerations and I thrive in watching these guys together. Could it have been a better movie? Absolutely. Is it better than any of their main actor’s solo efforts, such as Die Hard, Terminator 2 or Rambo? Not at all. Does it matter? NOPE, nothing else matters when you have such a cast together.
- Future Daniel, 20/01/16
Bigger and undoubtedly better than the frist outing, The Expendables 2 dials everything up to 11 and gets us more old action heroes, more blood, higher body count, and even a, believe it or not, satisfying story.
I like this a bit better than the first one because the story is actually more than a knob to hang your action on. A very satisfying ending and bigger and better directed action scenes also contribute to making this one the best homage to old school action movies today.
Stallone has managed to assemble a great cast, and there are a few great moments between the old heroes that you have to see to believe.
Though...I still wonder about the physics of those clips...they HAVE to be bigger on the inside.
as with every expendables film, a missed opportunity. fight sequences are good and it's sufficiently amoral but my GOD how can you have van damme and adkins as villains and manage to waste both of them. the less said about the fucking abominable interludes with chuck norris the better. not much going in the way of one liners save for the classics that are reused carelessly, but the one recurring hilarity is van damme's antagonist being called Vilain, but stallone basically just saying villain in a struggling french accent.
Sly Stallone and his crew of aging mercenaries travel to Eastern Europe to shut down a supervillain (Jean Claude Van Damme) who's digging up a stash of decommissioned Russian plutonium. Naturally, lotsa bullets fly, things crash and stuff blows up. Good, mindless fun, with the added bonus of being a "spot the action star" game. ("Look, it's Chuck Norris! Hey, it's Arnie! Wow, it's Jean Claude Van Damme!")
Adding Jean-Claude Van Damme, one of biggest action stars from the 90s, to the already huge cast was a great call. This franchise is cheesy enough and having Van Damme as a villain was the cherry on top.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Before the first “Expendables” came out, some people wondered if it would be a success at all. Sure, Stallone had pulled off something of a come-back in recent years. But would people really march out to the theaters to see a bunch of washed-up action stars and a few action unknowns? “Yes” is apparently the answer to that question, as “The Expendables” became a hit. Almost immediately, Stallone went to work on “The Expendables 2.” Promising more eighties icons and bigger action, the sequel corrected many of the mistakes the first film made. The result was a more fun and satisfying flick.
The Expendables are still up to their old tricks, rescuing a kidnapped millionaire from some banana republic in…
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