The Expendables 2 (2012) Movie Review

The initial release of The Expendables 2 movie was actually on the 17th of August but thanks to Chillacup, I was invited for the premiere screening on the 15th of August 2012 at Mid Valley GSC. I had watch prequel one 2 years back and I didn't really find anything special about the action movie despite the brutal actions and minor conversation humour by the old timer. For The Expendables 2, I did not put much expectation on it but it turned out quite well.

Director: Simon West
Writers: Richard Wenk & Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth and Randy Couture.

Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Storyline: The Expendables are reunited when Mr. Church enlists them to take on a seemingly simple job. When things go wrong, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory, where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time - five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary they seek revenge from.

Compared to the prequel, there wasn't any action from Arnold and Bruce Willis. This time, they are really back for actions.

Chuck Norris appeared in 3 scenes of the entire movie and some said that he's the reason why they want to watch this movie so badly despite they had not watched the first one.

The kickboxing role model, Jean Claude Van Damme played as a villain in The Expendables 2. I heard rumors saying that he was first offered to act in the first movie but he rejected it.

My Conclusion: Overall The Expendable 2 is pretty watchable especially for adults (please don't bring your kids under 12years old) but not really for the action since Jet Li only appeared in the first 5 minutes of the movie. There were some really fake head blowing, ketchup spreading and rambo killing style in this movie but less brutal than the previous one. The humour was laughable too especially the part when Chuck Norris first appeared. I'll let you guys find out what's the joke was about in the movie itself. The ending fight between Stallone and Van Damme a bit 'potong' because they portrayed the whole fight having Stallone to be the one who can fight better and easily kicked VD's ass although VD was famous for his martial art movies like Kicboxer and Bloodsport.

 Rating: 3/5 star

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