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Movie Review: The Expendables 2

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 08/18/2012 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Hemsworth, Nan Yu, Scott Adkins

Rated R for Strong bloody violence throughout, Running time 102 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: The Transporter (2002), Rambo (2008)

When The Expendables opened in 2010, it seemed like a dream come true for action fanatics; specifically those who were fans of gun toting tough guys, ripped muscles, and one liners after throwing a guy off of a cliff. It met with success and it was inevitable a sequel would be made. So when the trailer revealed Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme would also be added to the cast, man were freaking out. In a positive way, of course. So how does it add up?

If you liked the original, you’ll like this one. If you didn’t like the original, you won’t like this one. If you didn’t like the original other than to just see all your childhood heroes together, shooting unlimited amounts of ammo…that’s how you’ll feel about this one. Continue reading