The Expendables 2 (2012) Review
All the action guys are back with more action and more relics plus it managed to be better than the first. I believe that with this film they decided to rethink what happened in the first film and decided to simple have more fun with this and it was easily a more entertaining film to watch. So if you didn’t like the first one don’t worry this film isn’t the same but on the same level if you liked the first film then you will like this even more. Plus the cameos are much better and longer in this film.
The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.
The best advice I can give to readers is if you like a great action film then watch this film because it will appeal to blood thirsty gun toting, martial arts fighting, smart car breaking, evil Van Damme controlled mayhem loving film goers. Muhahahaha.
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To start off let’s talk about the acting. I wouldn’t exactly say any of the expendables team isn’t necessarily good actors, but they try there hardest and I don’t really care too much about them convincing me about their characters as I am already on their side. In terms of acting ability the only points I could pick up where that the bad guy (Jean Vilain played by Jean-Claude Van Damme) played the part rather well considering he would normally be playing the good guy, and the good guys where brave and kick ass and said so many one liners it felt like I was back in the 80’s. Which compared to the first film is pretty what this action film needs. I could jibber on about acting but I don’t really have a good point to go off, so instead let’s talk about the action scenes awwwwwwyyeeaaaahhhh! The action scenes were very well laid out and for the most part very fluent with great fighting choreography (the last fight between Van Damme and Stallone were particularly fun to watch). The action scenes were all that really has to be said is great about this film but that is all an action film really needs, this film revels in the skill of its actors to do what they have been doing most of their careers.
The best part about this film I think is how it starts off because it’s start scene is fantastic to watch, easily of the biggest and longest single combat scene I have seen in a an action film for a while. If you have seen the film then you know what I am talking about but if you haven’t seen the film then most of the trailer shows bits from that first scene (BIG EXPLOSIONS!). So now let’s talk about the visuals. The special effects in this film were pretty much just gun fire, explosions, gun and knife wounds. The fight scenes and action scenes in general where spectacular to see, plenty of Fists flying but even more guns (and even more gun play than the first Expendables). The best thing I felt about this films look was the way that everything moved fast and didn’t really sit still for too long which made for quick and exciting viewing (they learnt from the first what to do and what not to do).
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The best review I found would be “I had a lot of fun with this movie; I got exactly what I expected. You’re gonna get some good one-liners, some bad ones, some laughs when it’s supposed to be serious. But if you are going in expecting The King’s Speech, shame on you.” Kristian Harloff. Yes, shame on all of you King speech lovers! (Think I lost the point of that) but I also liked this review “It’s hard not to like a movie in which Bruce Willis’ toupee-less CIA agent accuses Stallone’s ragtag band of mercenaries of engaging in “male pattern badness. ”Lou Lumenick. My favourite scene without giving anything away would be the scene in which Bruce and Arnold come in to help mainly because it brings some of the best one liners of the film (I’ll discuss that in the comments), apart from that though I really liked the beginning battle scene and the fight with Stallone and Van Damme showing they still have their signature moves going for them.
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