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.
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…
Is there a film-making equivalent of the Special Olympics? 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…
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.
My biggest issue with the first Expendables movie was that with such an incredible cast of action legends past and present, it didn't hold true to the over-the-top, comically violent action cinema it was trying to evoke nostalgia for. The Expendables 2, I'm glad to say, sees Sylvester Stallone finally realise that - and while his sequel don't get me wrong suffers all the same creative issues as the first, it's triple the fun across the board. If you loved the films Stallone, Arnie, Willis, Norris et al... became famous for, there is no way you won't spend most of this with a broad, beaming smile.
Stallone wisely ejects too much of the cod-philosophising he infused the first film with…
The best action movie of the year.
This sequel to the 2010 blockbuster arrives with a bang. The Expendables are back and immediately reintroduce themselves in a blistering hail of bullets and destruction. Five minutes in and the body count must have hit at least 50.
Yes the boys are definitely back in town and looking to ignite the screen once more with blood, machismo and cheesy one liners at every available opportunity. I loved this movie.
This movie is complete fantasy of course. A ridiculous theatrical action fantasy that rattles and creeks along, flexing its big budget muscles and delivering outstanding explosive blood stained action set pieces all the way through its pumped and ripped storyline. There are plenty of laughs and a few tears to…
Igazi badass akciófilm pár régi vágású és újkori akcióhőssel.
Aki szereti a '80 -as és '90 -es évek akciófilmjeit az nézze meg, plusz akinek tetszett az első rész.
1* for Chuck Norris, 1* for the dialogues between Bruce Willis and Arnold schwarzenegger and the other * for the actual movie. 100 minutes well spent
Not quite as good as the first one but still a fun ride. Loved Jean-Claude Van Dammes performance as the bad guy. And a Chuck Norris joke from Chuck himself is simply priceless.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If a 14 year old boy were to say home with a bad case of the flu and watch 80s action movies all day long while exceeding the recommended doses of cold medication, _Expendables 2_ is what his fever dreams that night might look like.
Apart from the usual wispy plot and acrobatic violence, this film is notable for the bizarre cameos from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris, who function as deus-ex-machina to pull the whole thing back on track (with bullets!) when it runs into a ditch.
It's mildly entertaining, but you'll feel a little greasy after watching it.
better than the first.
Leave your brain at the door and all your post-modern longing for a 3 hour epic, filled with award winners, drama, passion and cinematography to die for... this is the cream of the action hero film squad back with a literal BANG to give a loud, fun action film like we used to enjoy watching on our VHS and DVDs back when cinema was simple!
We get a plot as simple as it is text-book - the villain has stolen weapons grade plutonium to cause global chaos, and only a squad of mercenaries and tough guys (and ladies) can stop them and take down their armies in the process!
Full of cheesy puns that just make you laugh and enjoy…
Sigh... Yes there's Chuck Norris, and yes there's Arnie, Willis and Sly in more than one badly edited scene, and yes they have gotten rid of the absurd conversation and relational plots from the first... but still sigh... It's action, it's watchable... but that doesn't make it good.
A big, meaty pile of guiltless fun.