Trailer: The Expendables 2 (Official)

In 2010 Stallone released his love letter to all things 80’s action with his ensemble actioner The Expendables. The film was a modest success, but not the huge one some thought it would be considering it’s cast was made up of action stars of the past 20-30 years. Yet, it’s box-office numbers made the studio heads at Lionsgate happy enough that they greenlit a sequel.

This sequel, The Expendables 2, finally gets it’s official trailer and it looks to be more of the same as the previous film, but to a new level. The previous comes back with expanded roles for Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenneger who had brief cameos in the first film. This sequel also adds Chuck Norris to the cast and Jean-Claude Van Damme in the role of the film’s villain. There’s really no need to explain the plot of the film. What audiences should expect is lots of gunfire, explosions, testosterone-laced interaction between the actors and more explosions.

Stallone backs off the director’s chair this time around and hand’s over to veteran action director Simon West.

The Expendables 2 is set for an August 17, 2012 release date.

2 responses to “Trailer: The Expendables 2 (Official)

    • I remember your review. But instead of telling you what you wrote, I‘ll just describe a scene from the film to you.

      Now, I could be remembering this wrong, but I don’t think I am. Stallone hands this rocket/warhead thing (I don’t know my munitions, but whatever it was, it was big and metal and heavy) to Terry Crews, who then throws it (that’s “throws”, not “launches” or “fires” it) at the bad guys’ helicopter (or something like that. Does it really matter what the target was?), which is destroyed, while our heroes emerge unscathed and sequel-worthy, despite having had a missile detonate a stone’s…er…missile’s throw away.

      Does that tell you how good the film was? 🙂

      (Actually, you seemed to enjoy it well enough, nonetheless, largely because of Jeff’s enthusiastic commentary regarding the action star ensemble.)

      Sorry for the parenthetically-dense prose. (Should I have put that in parentheses?)


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