Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Expendables 2 (2012) Movie Review

What happens if you put Rambo, Terminator, Transporter and a whole load of other action movie big stars like Jet Li, Bruce Willis with loads of guns in it? You get The Expendables! Now what do you get if you throw in Chuck Norris and a chick in there? You get The Expendables 2!

Expendables is basically a guy type of movie with loads and loads of action only.

In The Expendables 2, Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross started the movie straight off with his bunch of fellow mates guns ablazing tearing the place apart and taking a rich businessman back to China. (And that's the last of Jet Li's performance in the whole show).

When back in the good ol' U-S of A, Barney went off back to the hangar where they belong after a night of drinking at the bar and that's when Bruce Willis acting as Mr. Church wants Ross to help him out on a mission as a payback favor. The assignment was to retrieve back a document in a safe that was on a plane but was gunned down and in order to crack the safe which the combination changes at a specific time frame interval and failure to get the correct code will result in the safe arming an explosive device which will blow the contents of the safe, they are to have a person Maggie to tag along.

After reaching to the plane's location, they retrieved the documents and were on their way off but later confronted by a gang led by Vilain played by Jean-Claude Van Damme. Vilain captured Billy (played by Liam Hemsworth) and took the documents away from Ross and his team and even killed off Billy before departing.

Enraged by this, Ross was determined to lead his team for payback. He learned from Maggie that the documents were blueprints of a mine that contains plutonium. So that's where him and the whole gang went to exact revenge in addition to finishing their mission.

When you have so many big action movie stars in one movie, it's bound to be an action movie. Expendables 2 is just that. All action and less thinking. All those big names in there is bound to attract people to flock to this movie to see and there's just plenty of action. I would say that this show like the first movie is meant more for guys since it's just blunt action while girls would see this movie to see all the muscle bound men in it. Me as a guy actually did like this movie just because of it's pure action and the much machoness of it. If you're looking for a storyline, don't turn to this movie because it's crap. All that matters in this movie is the action while the plot doesn't even matter. In fact, to me it's downright ridiculous with a lot of flaws and illogical moves in it. This one I'm rating it 3.5 stars out of 5.