Imagine a time when all of your favourite action guys were in one movie together…making fun of their past (classic) action movies that brought them to this point. Add in some newbies, a lot of playful ribbing between the gang, and a lot of action along the way, and you’ll have yourself The Expendables 2.
Let’s go for a quick rundown of everybody first. On the Expendables gang, there is Stallone as the leader, Statham as second in command, and Li, Lundgren, Crews, Couture, and Hemsworth. Yu gets added to the team by Willis, the man who gives assignments to the Expendables. Norris works alone, and Schwarzenegger is his own man. Van Damme is the bad guy, with Adkins as his right hand man.
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
RT Rating: Audience 76% Critics 65%
This movie was a lot of fun. If you like action, and you watched these guys older movies then you’ll probably love this one. Lots of fire power, some big punches, and a few flying knives for good measure, this movie tries to incorporate a little of everyones fighting style.
Similar to the first Expendables movie but getting better reviews, I found this to be more fun because of who was in it. Unlike in the first one, we actually saw Willis and Schwarzenegger join in the fighting and banter which added something great as they’re two of my favourite action guys. The best thing about this movie was all of the direct references to their old movies: I’ll be back, terminator, yippy ki yay, and so on. All of the main movie guys seemed to pull out at least one reference and I loved spotting them.
The best line of the movie was a Chuck Norris joke that Norris himself spoke, but I’ll let you go see the movie to find it for yourself.
My Rating: 8.5/10
What did you think about the movie?