Movie Review: The Expendables 2

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgen, Chuck Norris, Jean- Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Hemsworth and others
Star rating: *

When the first film of ‘The Expendables’ hit the cinema, audiences were caught out. The big starrer film was filled with the action heroes of the 1980s with the likes of Stallone and Statham toting their big guns in a defiant nod to their now obsolete statuses.

The Expendables are back on a mission set by Mr Church (Bruce Willis) to retrieve a case from an abandoned plane in the mountains. On a relatively easy task, the men lead by by Stallone bump into the bad guys lead by Van Damme and the story begins to try and retrieve the case and the plutonium being stolen as a result of the map telling them of the location.

This is definitely a film for the guys and it is hard for me to see the appeal of the guys blowing things up and creating a huge body count. There are surprises along the way with unexpected action heroes of the past creating a special appearance. Bruce Willis is probably the only actor who has been asked to act with a real script. The rest of them seem to show off their bodies and jump around shooting and blowing things up on cue. A great film for the boys but don’t go there expecting watch anything remotely intellectual.


  1. Dan O.
    August 19, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    Solid review Sanoobar. I had a great time watching The Expendables 2. It’s a bad movie but it’s so much fun to watch and it’s very easy to defend because everyone involved was in on the joke. And that’s all that mattered to me.

  2. Sanoobar
    August 20, 2012 / 7:14 am

    Thanks Dan. It is meant to be taken with a sense of humour and from that scale, makes a great watch! Thanks for your comments as always! 🙂

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