With The Expendables 2 opening August 17, Lionsgate has been ramping up the promotional machine by releasing a TV spot, twelve posters, the first trailer, and tons of images. While I thought the first Expendables was a disappointment due to a myriad of reasons (terrible villain, lackluster script, mediocre action scenes), I’ll admit the sequel looks a lot better and it’s definitely due to the “Muscles from Brussels” (Jean Claude Van Damme). In the sequel, Van Damme plays the baddie and he’s got weapons-grade plutonium, which is a huge step forward when compared to a corrupt general on an island. When you’ve got the world’s biggest action stars, you need to see them taking on something more than a corrupt general.
Hit the jump to watch the latest TV spot and let me know what you think in the comments. The Expendables 2 stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Yu Nan, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Chuck Norris, and Bruce Willis.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Expendables 2:
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….