This poster says it ALL!! Big Guns. Big Dudes. Big Explosions. Yes. I am Capitalizing Everything Because IT’S BIG. :D The Expendable 2 : Back for War is exactly what you would expect and it’s a blast, if you’re willing to embrace the madness.
Like the first one, this is not meant to be anything but a testosterone joy ride. There is not much to review. Plot? Razor thin–it’s personal this time (that’s the tagline I would apply). Acting? Do they have to? C’mon they’re kicking ass and taking names…they don’t have time to act. Direction? Point. Shoot. Blow shit up!
Here are some thoughts. I will have to admit to being happy to see Arnold “back” –I love him! Chuck Norris had the funniest joke in the movie. Jean-Claude Van Damme played a nice baddie. Jason Statham is a bad SOB and had some of the coolest fight sequences. Sylvester Stallone still got it. Dolph Lundgren is whack. Girl Power–Nan Yu is awesome–who seem to replace Jet Li (sadness). And Bruce Willis? Anytime, anyplace. It did get a bit one-liner happy towards the end, but hey…shit was happening and what else would they say?
Yup. That’s about it. If you can handle the mayhem…go for it! It will be a fun ride.