Plot: The Expendables are back! This time, they must stop a madman (Jean Claude Van Damme) from selling 6 tons of plutonium. And this time, they’re going to need some help!
Review: This truly is the movie of the summer. When the first expendables came out, I was a bit disappointed. It was a fun film but it had very little substance and it seems like this film helps to deliver on that front. It has all the fun, the lines and the action you would expect but it also has a storyline and as silly as it sounds, this time it’s personal. Which adds a level of tension to the film. Stallone is able to show the dark side that sets him apart and Van Damme gets to be the creepy bad guy we always knew he was. This is probably Van Damme’s best film and he does a damn fine job as the main bad guy. Adding a threat that could take down the expendables. As a matter of fact all the characters are a lot more fleshed out here. Jason Statham and Stallone feel more like best friends, Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren get some very awesome character defining scenes. It helps flesh the team out more and makes you care about them as characters not just the actors playing them. Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger are the best part of the film. Most of their scenes are together and they seem to be having a great time while bringing us along. Overall, this may not be the best film but it is the funnest. Go watch it.
Trivia: Stallone explained that his casting was looking particularly for actors who had not experienced recent hits: “I like using people that had a moment and then maybe have fallen on some hard times and give them another shot. I like those kinds of guys. Someone did it for me and I like to see if I can do it for them.”
Here it is! my review for expendables 2! Did I like it? Really, you should even have to ask!