The Expendables are reunited when Mr. Church enlists them to take on a seemingly simple job. When things go wrong, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory, where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time - five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary they seek revenge from. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, and Randy Couture.
When The Expendables was first released in 2010, I saw it as a double feature with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Imagine my surprise when Michael Cera outdid an impossible cast of action meatheads at their own genre. Scott Pilgrim felt fresh, young, and energetic. The Expendables was old, tired, and run down in comparison. The Expendables 2 is a reason to believe in second chances. The film opens with a rescue mission in which the team (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Liam Hemsworth) assault what could pass for a Battlefield 3 map packed with armed bad guys. They plow through the defenses in vehicles that should be sold in G.I. Joe toy sets, firing guns that sound like cannons and do about as much damage. The action... Read Review