The Expendables 2

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Expendables 2

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When Mr. Church decides to reunite the Expendables, and 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.
Statement of Responsibility: Lionsgate and Millennium Films ; a Nu Image production ; directed by Simon West ; screenplay by Richard Wenk and Sylvester Stallone ; produced by Avi Lerner ... [et al] ; story by Ken Kaufman & David Agosto and Richard Wenk
Title: The expendables 2
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. :, Lions Gate Films,, 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Apr 10, 2014
  • SpaceAngel rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Movie quote - "This is embarrassing!" (This Schwarzenegger quote summed up this asinine movie perfectly)_____ From truly laughable hairpieces, all around, to utterly pathetic "Terminator" reference jokes, non-stop, The Expendables 2 sure sucked, big-time._____ This $92 million "Bang! Bang! Shoot-Em-Up!" movie starred more tired-looking, megastar, senior citizens as (unconvincing) action heroes than you could ever imagine possible in one picture._____ I can't begin to tell you how annoyingly tiresome it got watching the likes of the Italian Stallion, the Austrian Oak and the Muscles From Brussels arrogantly, yet feebly, strutting around as if they were all actually still men of about half their present ages._____ I think that it was very revealing that this Rescue Mission/Revenge/Pay-Back picture was suspiciously void of any women. (So much for our heroes being sex-crazed, womanizing machomen, eh? Do you think that this was a "gay" statement?)_____ And even though this movie contained no gratuitous sex, whatsoever, its violence (in order to compensate for this deficiency) was so over-the-top that 100s of men were cold-bloodedly slaughtered just because they happened to be conveniently labeled as "the enemy".

Report This Apr 05, 2014
  • Veranda rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

who would have thought large amounts of testosterone would be so conducive to sleep.....

Report This Oct 11, 2013
  • Beagle0217 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

much better than the first one. You can't take this too seriously, reality is NOT the point. Parts of this are hilarious. Action like few other movies I've ever seen. The music cued every time CHUCK NORRIS appears is so perfect....cracked me up every time

Report This Oct 03, 2013
  • sixof08 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Popcorn entertaining action movie with action stars galore. Don't expect reality, though. Sort of like the "A team" on steroids (better than the A team movie). I did not see the first Expendables so I don't know which is better. This was pretty good plus it had the "governator" too. Sometimes made me think of video games popular with the youth these days. Vann Dam made good villain (even his name was "Vilain") but now that he's dead who's next ? Pretty sure there will be a Exp 3...

The opening scene of this movie is phenomenal. This serial now in its second episode has been developed with a signature look that I personally enjoy. The theme of the first one was that of a damsel in distress and of this one revenge of a fallen comrade. Neither theme is new and you can argue that they have been made innumerable times before but here is where Stallone's talent and the very particular visual imagery of the film show its worth.... in other words is not the theme but the imagery and way of telling the story that counts with “real” special effects instead of computer generated ones and actors that look the part in every scene. There is also humor and satire such as when Chuck Norris cracks a joke about himself and many others... kind of funny-crazy but it works.

Report This Sep 03, 2013
  • vanravenstein rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This one was better than the original. I like that Arnold got more screentime, and the subtle references to the other movies he's been in (Terminator, Total Recall, etc.). I wish Norris would've gotten more screentime, escpecially with Van Damme.

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I actually enjoyed this one much more than I did the first. Perhaps because Sly didn't direct this time. The one-liners from Ahnold, Bruce, and Chuck were welcomed comic relief, breaking up the monotonous shooting, grunting, and explosions. Van Damme made a good villain.

Report This Aug 09, 2013
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

With all the cameos of every action hero ever, this *has* to be a parody. As such it has some funny moments. However, they are somewhat swamped by long stretches of shoot-em-up and gore.

Report This Jul 01, 2013
  • texasbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I saw the movie on tv yesterday and it was a very action packed movie with popular actors too. wonder how many more movies these older actors will make before they just quit for good. I really think they have alot more talent to share with us.

Report This Jun 30, 2013
  • emerald2pac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As good as the 1st one cast was great and characters are likeable still. Full of action and adventure. No complaints , well just one wish Vin Diesel was in it. Maybe next time lol

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Report This Apr 10, 2014
  • SpaceAngel rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

"This is embarrassing!" (This Schwarzenegger quote summed up this dumb movie perfectly.)

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Trench: "I'll be bahck." Church: "You've been back enough. I'll be back." Trench: "Yippee-ki-yay."

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Barney Ross: "Rest in pieces."

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Trench: "Who's next? Rambo?"

Report This Mar 26, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“At the end of the day it's all about money”-Kevin O’Leary (MR. WONDERFUL) from the shark tank

Report This Mar 26, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

Report This Mar 26, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Report This Mar 26, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” -Frank Zappa


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