The Expendables 2 (2012) [Movie Review]

Hello Everyone,

Baby and I caught The Expendables 2 recently and I must say this [although I was a fan of The Expendables 1], I was pretty disappointed with how the movie turned out.

It is no doubt that the movie trailer was full of non-stop heart-pumping action which made [almost] everyone excited about the movie; especially with star-studded casts such as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger!

However, the movie plot was relatively weak and the story didn’t really gel up pretty well. I would daresay the storyline was somehow haphazardly written. Though there were some lighthearted humour, the movie still didn’t quite appeal to me. Out of a rating of 5, I would give this movie a 2.5; so if you’re planning to catch a movie this weekend, I suggest that you save the money for some other upcoming movies.

Movie Plot [as extracted from GV’s website]:

The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, 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 – six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way….

Movie Trailer:

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