So! The long awaited old action movie heroes reunion franchise is back! The Expendables 2 returns with bigger explosions, more old heroes as guest stars, more kicks and punches and more one-liners than an old Arnie/Bruce Willis movie combined.
What did I think of it? It was definitely cool! I thought Expendables 1 was enjoyable simply because they managed to team up Sly Stallone with Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren, and they also threw in cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This time, they brought in Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme! Sure, Chuck only appeared briefly, but his moments in the movie were really great! And getting to see Van Damme duking it out with Rocky made the movie more fun in my book. Oh yeah, getting to see the Governator Shwarzenegger kick ass was a bonus too!
Plot wise, there isn’t much to shout about (now we all don’t come to the Expendables movies for the serious thought provoking plot lines do we?), but then, I think the makers of the movie intended to make a fun but pretty much brainless action movie that is done old school. And for that, I think Expendables 2 succeeded. I was thoroughly entertained.
Now all fans wanna know... Will there be an Expendables 3? It would be a blast to have guys like Jacky Chan, Chow Yun Fat, Kurt Russell, Carl Weathers appearing! And definitely must have Steven Seagal! Come on, Stallone! You can do this!