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.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 8.1/10 (2,852 voted)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture
Storyline 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.
Writers: Richard Wenk, Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bill 'The Kid' Timmons
Jean-Claude Van Damme
The name of Chuck Norris's character (Booker) is a nod to
Good Guys Wear Black in which Norris portrayed a character named John T. Booker. In both films Norris plays a retired military operative in a rescue mission to help his old comrades.
Quotes: Lee Christmas:
I now pronounce you man and knife.
Better than the first by a mile
First off, yes, much better than the first.... thank god, more
locations, funnier and better put together.
No time from opening credits, its straight into the action, which is
more epic imo, and is what should have been seen in the first film but
maybe due to a low budget we were subjected to a lesser affair The team
work well, all of them and Hemsworth does really well as the new boy on
the block and second time round and you kind of know these guys. Arnie,
bruce are seen more but are not seen as much as the usual gang, and li
is seen the least.
Norris is great, seen here and there, great entrance and more of a
cameo, and van damme makes good his role as the villain.
The story pretty much straight forward, better than the first, but
nothing special, some dialogue was hard to hear, and sly does try to be
serious in some scenes which got a laugh and I don't think its how it
was intended but its not that much of a big deal really as there are
funny moments in the film, more so than the first film.
Fight scenes were better this time round, not too prolonged, timed
well, and the one on ones didn't drag on too long. Sly & van damme's
fight could have been a bit longer but I guess after all the chaos
leading up to that point it was sufficient enough without getting too
silly, reminded me of a Rocky fight here and there....he he One liners
were good, dolph was great, the girl is good also, be good to see her
in exp3, locations and sets fab, cgi was not obvious and edited well.
One thing I will say is sly does have issues coming across as funny and
I don't know why. He's funny in real life and was funny in rocky but
its hit and miss and it shows here in some scenes.
Its not 10/10 in my book. Maybe when i see it again it may be better in
my mind, but like i say a better story would of helped If there is a
3rd, I would like to see more of a story if that is at all possible,
see what you think guys when its out, but it's a big improvement on the
first and that's a good sign