The biggest action film ever gives us a second helping.
If you are a fan of classic 80s action films such as Die Hard, The Terminator and Rambo, if you love over the top action or basically if you are a man, then the first Expendables film (2010) would have appealed to you greatly. However the sequel offers greater things. The Expendables brought together some of the greatest action heroes who ever graced our TV screens, and Expendables 2 brings us even more.
The plot centres again around Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his team of expendables, who are set an impossibly challenging mission which they plan to accomplish in as little time and as brutally as possible. To be honest there is not much of a story to the film, mainly because you are wondering how the team are going to kick some ass when they come across the next bad guys, really if you go and see a film like this the plot doesn’t matter anyway it’s all about the heroes beating the villains by using the most ammunition and creating the biggest explosions.
Now if you ever wanted a list of the greatest heroes ever then all you have to do is read who starred in the Expendables: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Stathom, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme (although he is the villain), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Randy Couture including Liam Hemsworth and Nan Yu.
Van Damme plays his villainous character, Vilain, so well with how he makes the audience want to kill him themselves, thankfully the expendables should take care of that.
Although the film is filled with cheesy one-liners, such as Stallone saying “rest in pieces” and Stathom saying “don’t get your knickers in a twist”, which is a nice British touch, there are also trademark sayings being passed around between the ancient heroes, the audience can’t help but smile as Willis tells Arnie “I’ll be back” with a response from Arnie whispering “yippee ky yay” under his breath.
Simon West directed the film rather than Stallone who did the first Expendables, he is also responsible for Con Air, Lara Croft:Tomb Raider, When A Stranger Calls and The Mechanic.
Any fans of the first film will be salivating over this one.