The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2

2012 | Simon West

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when 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.

Average rating   8 out of 10

(11.82) The Expendables | (7.18) The Expendables 3 | (3.47) Metro | (2.98) Killer Elite | (2.98) Wrath of Man

Niels Risgaard Hansen     2013-04-22 8 out of 10

The boys are back... with backup.

Following the first movie, this one picks up the pace and mood right away. The plot is a simple action revenge get the bad guy plot. It is full of clich├ęs and older action actors who still pack a punch.

I liked the first movie, but I think I like this one even more. They both have a sense of self irony, which is important for a movie like this, but this one just feel a bit more wholesome. Unfortunately this one is also a bit less gritty, which I liked about the first one.

These older action heroes were my heroes when I was a kid, and despite the overdone violence, corny remarks and easy plot, you still end up with a big smile. This is what to expect from a movie with a cast like this!

Every effect is over the top in blood, fire and air planes crashing into things. A big screen is recommendable and as the soundtrack is full of brilliant classics, a big sound system would not hurt either.

Watch this with a group of old action addicts or by yourself when the wife is out. Open up a beer and turn up the volume. This is an action movie.

Will we see an Expendables 3?

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