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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.
"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.
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…
I was going to review this film, but I think someone already summed up this film in the best way possible...
"This movie is big, dumb, and retarded just like Sylvester Stallone's forearms but you know what? If I had the chance to jerk off with those forearms, I'd still have fun which I did with this movie."
-Co-Host 3000 on Spill.com
Yeah, that's probably the best way to describe this. Big, dumb, and loads of fun.
One of the rare occasions were I actually feel like they noticed their mistakes with the first one and fixed it.
The Expendables 2 doesn't take itself as serious as the first one did and uses its personalities a lot more. The film is packed with references and one liners and I love it.
Additionally the body count is a lot higher and more stuff explodes. This time they did what I originally expected when I heard the concept of The Expendables the first time: Old school, brutal more-or-less-senseless action with a good portion of humor.
Especially the last third really goes nuts with it and makes me laugh out loud quite a lot.
The new additions to…
"Phallocentric soap opera for retards and intellectually lazy intelligent people who get off by cultural slumming." - S.J.
Still bloody stupid. Still bloody fun.
Faterok gépfegyverrel. :)
❝ ... ❞
It was so good, but so good I can't even remember the ending. Nor the middle... and most of it. :x
This is my favorite Expendables movie out of the trilogy so far. (I can't believe they are making another one)
Chuck Norris for the win!!!
Better than the first, by a far margin.
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