Written November 30, 2015
I loved this movie! I saw Expendables and loved that. Expendables 2 is great because I love Chuck Norris and all the other guys, but Chuck is a great addition. I like the way they say things and reference other movies they are popular for. Jason Statham is a favorite of mine so I didn't really like that he had a girlfriend in this movie. I love the action, not so much the blood & gore, but I'll watch it just to see all these guys together in a movie. Go See It! Alaska Mama
Written September 11, 2012
OK, add Jackie Chan, Ong Bak, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Liam Neeson, Daniel Craig, Depp, Robert Downey, Jr., Jean Reno, Brad Pitt, (ala Inglorious Basterds) and fit Sam Elliot in there someplace and for the women Milla Jovovich, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Maggie Q with existing cast and you'd never have to make another action movie ever!
I think Stallone is weening us so we don't stroke out on too much action.
This might even have beaten the Robocop record for most people killed in a movie.
While this movie won't win any literary awards, it is worth the full admission to the ride.
Many of the actors may be over 50, but who else kicks butt better than this entourage?
Chuck Norris needs to come back and be given a few more lines. Though the line he did give one of the best E2 lines with:
Barney (Stallone): I heard you were bitten by a king cobra?
Booker (Norris): That's right. But after five days of excruciating pain... the cobra died... TOO FUNNY!
Written August 25, 2012
The attempted witty lines were not witty. The attempted one liners were not funny. The action was slow and too obviously scripted. Illogical jumps in conversation that didn't work with the character's personality in a forced effort to push some backstory explanation about the young soldier to create audience bond to this character; very unnatural feel to the scripted lead into his shared memory. Nice to see old action stars together, but this script was not a good vehicle.
Written August 28, 2016
Almost everything in the film is expected, but because the cast is having fun, the audience enjoys very tounge-in-cheek delivery. If your are a fan of action movies, Expendables 2 should be on your list.
Written August 20, 2012
I liked the first one better but this one made me laugh. The violence was over the top and very unrealistic, that's what made it so funny. My favorite line from the movie was "rest in pieces"