Full Movie Reviews
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 05/15/2018
Well, you get what this film actually stands for : fantastic action, embellished with fighting scenes, infused with terrible acting, a wafer-thin story and lots of not so funny one-liners. If Arnold Schwarzenegger makes one more “I’ll be back” joke, I hope they shoot him in on the spot.
That’s what the Expendables are anayway. A collection of old legends whose action movies I’ve enjoyed during the last 20 years. They are the founders of the action genre from the 80s. The idea to collect them in 1 film was original, but with this 2nd film I start to get a “yes-we-know-it-and-we-have-seen-it-before” feeling.
The best parts were reserved for Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone. The rest is just needed to fill up the cast. But in the area of action, they are the …
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/13/2013
Sly and his team of fellow gun-totin' geriatrics is called in to retrieve a computer hard drive that contains a map showing the whereabouts of a mine full of plutonium. The Expendables is probably the film the term 'geriaction' was coined for and it was a load of obnoxious, braindead, gratuitous shit. For the sequel, we once again dive into the world of the American male mid-life crisis which contains the same cocktail of fat-necked has-beens exterminating the most villainous villains imaginable with a variety of weapons grade phalli whilst reliving the good old days of the Cold War. The original film's gleeful representation of some unnecessarily graphic violence was its downfall but thanks to the addition of some innocent villagers to protect, this is far more in the spirit of classic …
Lee - wrote on 03/17/2013
After finding the original Expendables a total disappointment I had to say I was really leery on the idea of a sequel happening let alone watching it. On that note I finally sat down last night and watched Expendables 2 and it was so much better and I really had a good time watching it. I don't know if it was cause Sly decided to hand the directing job over too Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic(2011)prod. on Black Hawk Down) and went with focusing on the screenplay and acting? Or this time round's casting which included a couple more of my fave 80's action heroes Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme (Who I thought nailed the bad guy role in this and should do it more often) Sly's hiring or getting them back to work of these old stars is what intrigues me about these films in the first …
smeagol - wrote on 10/09/2012
overall a enjoyable and quite funny movie thats better than the first ,lots of action comedy moments. and great to see so many great actors in one film long may it continue. van damme was suprisingly really good as the baddie. better than the main cast.
you could easily shoot a dozen bullets through the script and knock aspects of the movie. i.e its corny the editing and story flits from one thing to another leaving you wondering. and the acting by the main stars is sub par for them. but nan yu was great and van damme very good also chuck norris was great to see.
it isn't meant to be anything more than a fun action filled movie to entertain and for that it delivered with a punch.
i rated it 4 stars as i enjoyed it , it made me laugh more than so called recent comedies. and …
sreekirch - wrote on 10/08/2012
Directed by Simon West
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham
The big thing I would consider in this film, is that despite it was so abrupt and logic less, it had some parts where there was life to the characters. This is a big improvement in the series. Well, there might be good browny points from Simon West’s direction. He handles the characters with right proportions. Thus Expendables 2 is far more mature and caring than the first part. There might be few instances where audience would be thinking , Oh my God, from where did that come? Well, this is a perfect example for summer escapism. From cameos, now there are few cameos again, but the big thing is set. Stallone, Willis and Schwazennger are together with guns. This scene is epic satisfaction to the fans and Simon West must be …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/21/2012
The Expendables are back, namely Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), Toll Road (Randy Couture), Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Yin Yang (Jet Li) and new recruit Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth). They rescue a wealthy businessman together with Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) gives a mission to Barney with the aid of Maggie (Yu Nan). The gang tries to avenge a death of a friend and access the plutonium. The film still lacks a descent screenplay to make it more worth while, lacks proper character development and some baffling scenes (how Trench and Booker (Chuck Norris) was able to locate the place in the near conclusion). At least the plot was deeper than the first, it lacks roles for Toll Road (which I …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/19/2012
I'll say this, if you're in the mood for action, I can't think of a better movie that's come out in a long time that will fulfill your needs as well as The Expendables 2. Even more than the original, this film literally hemorrhages bullets, explosions, chases and smack downs from the moment it begins to the closing scenes. Be warned, however, all this action comes at a price: you won't find a thrilling narrative or any deep character development. This is movie you go along for the ride and enjoy it for what it is - nothing more.
The great part about this series is seeing all these aging action stars just have a helluva good time. Sylvester Stallone is back, along with his crew and he's brought along some old friends in more than cameos this time: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, …