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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…
The epitome of juiced to the gills, snorting and spitting, bicep flexing, blood and guts everywhere nonsense. Though it was consistently very enjoyable, it never really hit a really high fun peak like I was hoping it would. Stallone looked extra melty in this one, like a ice lolly left out in the sun.
Also, all things considered, it's very possibly the most retarded movie I've ever seen, even more so than the first.
Needed more Van Damme.
The less fun than the first one, big dumb sequel.
A movie made entirely out of nostalgia, irony, and CGI. Poorly edited. Dolph Lundgren writes a solution to Einstein's theory of Special Relativity on a napkin, then blows his nose on it. What does that even mean? Stallone stabs a bad guy in the stomach, then asks someone "do you know how to carve a turkey?" I hate to point out the obvious, but these quips don't make sense at all.
Pretty decent action, better than the first in the franchise - Van Damme is especially good in this one.
Todavía no entiendo porqué me puse a verla.
how much I like it (50): 38
how good it is (50): 35
overall (100): 73
"Beware, beware, walk with care. Care for what you do, or Mumbo jumbo's gonna hoo-doo you. Mumbo Jumbo's gonna hoo-doo you. Boom-lay, boom-lay, boom-lay boom!"
One of the best action films from the 2010's era, far surpassing the first movie and outliving the 3rd, expendables 2 has the right amount of nostalgia and cheese that its exciting and fun to watch. The cast is the best it's been up to this point with the team really being at the peak of their chemistry. This movie is not something to think about, just a big fun R rated guilty pleasure. I just hope 4 can top it.
"Who's next? Rambo?"
A weak plot stretched almost unbearably thin. If the money was spent somewhere other than the casting, then this could have been a really fun time.
Van Damme and Lundgren are the shining stars of this venture, but other than that and a silly (but undeniably fun) climax, there isn't much that differentiates The Expendables 2 from any of the casts many VOD releases.
An incomplete list of films ZMF has decreed "NOT OPTIONAL." If I missed anything, lemme know.