Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jean-Claude Van Damme star in the new Expendables 2 trailer

The Expendables 2 trailer

The new trailer for THE EXPENDABLES 2 has come out and although I hate to admit it, it looks pretty fun. The first film left me feeling a little cheated, but since I do love a good action film I’m willing to give this one a shot. However, if Sylvester Stallone doesn’t come through with this movie then I’m out and I will have to start a petition to stop the production of a third film (if that’s in the cards, which I’m sure it already is).

THE EXPENDABLES 2 follows our band of merry men on another mission from Mr. Church (Bruce Willis), but when one of their team is murdered on the job they seek revenge deep in enemy territory. The old group of: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews and Randy Couture are back and the Expendables have added a few aging stars that include: Arnold Schwarzenegger (who will be giving more than a cameo this time), Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. That’s quite a list of action stars so if THE EXPENDABLES 2 fails then they can all take the blame equally (though I’m still going to blame it on Sylvester Stallone). THE EXPENDABLES 2 is being directed by Simon West and will hit theaters August 17, 2012.

Maybe I’m being a little harsh on Sylvester Stallone, but to be fair he did write these screenplays. Or maybe the first film (THE EXPENDABLES) wasn’t as bad as I remember it being and I should give it another shot. Either way Sylvester Stallone has to be given credit for bringing all these egos together and making them share the screen. That would be quite a feat if the majority of these guys were still relevant. Am I being too harsh or am I just insightful?


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