I've been looking forward to Expendables 2 for months, and I promise it did not disappoint! Check out the trailer, and I'll get into the review.
What I truly love about the Expendables franchise is the up front honesty. This film is all about action, and extremely light on story. No apologies are made, and you know exactly what you are getting into. Expendables 2 knows how to make fun of itself and intermix comedy and explosions into a killer action cocktail.
The body count in this film feels endless. Enemy conscripts get torn apart by .50 cals, M16s, single action revolvers, full auto shotguns throwing knives, bowie knives.... You get the picture. Expendables 2 feels a lot like a video game; a lot of explosions and high intensity action scenes sprinkled with a small story to hold it all together.
The acting feels a little better than the first Expendables. Sly is getting really mumbly and I found myself looking over at Mrs. Foxtrot throughout the film to see if we could decipher what Sly was trying to say. When Chuck Norris took the scene, he stole the show. He plays a small role in this film but he was damned hilarious and I would have loved to see more of him in Expendables. I might be jaded because Arnold did nothing for the state of California as governor and banned .50 cals (for no reason at all), but his schtick accent and bad acting just feel tired. Everyone is looking pretty old, including Van Dame, but all in all the cast is great.
So should you see Expendables 2? Well, if you want to check out for a while and watch explosions, action, and see an all star dream team of 80's action stars return to the screen this is absolutely worth seeing! I almost wish I would have seen this movie in D-Box for the full experience! Anyway, go see this film in theaters, and maybe wait for Bourne Legacy on DVD.