THE EXPENDABLES 2 Blu-ray Review

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Fans of the original action hero mash-up The Expendables are in for higher stakes, twice the explosions and more grizzled cast members in The Expendables 2, now available on Blu-ray. While the sequel managed to top the experience of the first film, the Blu-ray has plenty of extras to keep fans busy, including a commentary track by director Simon West (Con Air) that provides a lot of behind-the-scenes info. Want to know what weapons the Expendables used? Want to know how much bigger the sequel could have been? Want to see the real life Expendables the movie characters referenced? Well then hit the jump for my review of The Expendables 2 on Blu-ray. 

Chuck Norris Says He’s Done with THE EXPENDABLES Franchise

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The minds behind The Expendables series are keen to start work on the next sequel. But as they busy themselves with adding more replaceable cogs to their wholly replaceable cast, today comes news that if/when The Expendables 3 does get rolling, current cog Chuck Norris won’t be there. The reason for his departure is unconfirmed; however, Norris did make headlines a few months ago when he unsuccessfully lobbied to have The Expendables 2 edited down to a PG-13 (lest his legion of young fans be traumatized by profanity while they’re watching old men murder people). The uninformed might also attribute the decision to Norris being in his 70s, not realizing that in Chuck Norris-years, he’s only 26.  At any rate, hit the jump for the action legend’s comments on his departure from the franchise.

Exclusive Poster for THE EXPENDABLES 2 Adds Muscle to “The Last Supper”

by     Posted 1 year, 259 days ago

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If action movies of the 80s and 90s are my religion, then The Expendables 2 just gave me my last rites.  Lionsgate is letting us premiere a new poster that features the entire kick-ass cast assembled along one of the most famous tables in artistic history.  While scholars have deciphered Da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper” for centuries, the companion image from The Expendables 2 is more my style, complete with guns, skulls and plenty of booze.

Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins and Yu Nan star in the sequel to Stallone’s bone-breaking 2010 original film.  Directed by Simon West, The Expendables 2 opens August 17th.  Hit the jump to see the exclusive poster.

New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for THE EXPENDABLES 2

by     Posted 1 year, 266 days ago

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Lionsgate has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for The Expendables 2.  The new film has Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his gang of mercenaries out for revenge, and also having to deal with a baddie (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who wants some weapons-grade plutonium.  This featurette isn’t going to change anyone’s anticipation for the flick one way or the other, but I do like the emphasis on practical effects and trying to offer a break from CGI-heavy action (although you will also notice green screens in this featurette).

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Jason Statham, Yu Nan, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe Expendables 2 opens on August 17th.

Comic-Con Poster for THE EXPENDABLES 2 Picks up an 80s Action Vibe

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We previously showed you Comic-Con exclusive posters for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Pacific Rim, and now The Expendables 2 is getting in on the action.  More precisely, they’re getting in on the 1980s action.  Since the film’s cast is populated mostly with 80s action stars, it only makes sense that there should a poster that carries an 80s vibe.  If you’re looking forward to the upcoming sequel and are going to be at Comic-Con, you’ll probably want to try and track this down (assuming they’ll be giving out copies).  My advice is to head to the Lionsgate booth (#4035) on the show floor.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe Expendables 2 opens August 17th.  The film’s Comic-Con panel will be this Thursday at 4:45pm in Hall H.

New Poster Banner for THE EXPENDABLES 2 Features All the Action Stars

by     Posted 1 year, 286 days ago

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A new poster banner for director Simon West’s actioner The Expendables 2 has arrived.  The photoshop-enhanced poster features the all-star cast of aging action heroes all lined up side-by-side, weapons in hand.  Jean-Claude Van Damme is clearly the villain because he’s the only one in the group wearing sunglasses, like an asshole.  The story finds Sylvester Stallone and his crew hell-bent on revenge following the death of one of their own, as they set out to stop Van Damme’s evil plot to blow lots of things up.

Hit the jump to take a gander at the poster, and check back on the site next week for our full recap of the film’s Comic-Con panel.  The film also stars Jason Statham, Yu Nan, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The Expendables 2 opens on August 17th.

THE EXPENDABLES 2 Clip Features Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Liam Hemsworth

by     Posted 1 year, 294 days ago

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I make no apologies for being excited about The Expendables 2, regardless of how over the top and absurd it might look.  Actually, I’m excited because of that, not in spite of it.  So now that we’ve got a look at the first clip from the film, I’m happy to say that it’s more or less what you would have expected if you were a fan of the first film.  It features Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) trading bullets, explosions and one-liners with a gang of mercenaries.  Lucky for the expendable duo, they brought backup.

Simon West’s The Expendables 2, also starring Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, Yu Nan, Chuck Norris, Scott Adkins and Jean Claude Van Damme, opens August 17th.  Hit the jump to check out the clip.

New Posters for THE EXPENDABLES 2 and THE WATCH

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We’ve got a couple of new posters for two all-star lineup films to share today.  First up, the final poster for The Expendables 2 has landed online.  The one-sheet highlights the film’s ensemble of hardened action stars and lots and lots of explosions.  The message here is clear: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and co. are so bad ass that they’re impervious to fire.  The film’s story finds Stallone’s crew up against baddie Jean-Claude Van Damme who is in possession of weapons-grade plutonium (that bastard!).  The film opens on August 17th.

Additionally, a new poster for the sci-fi comedy The Watch has landed online.  Previously titled Neighborhood Watch, the film stars Vince VaughnJonah HillBen Stiller and Richard Ayoade as a group of neighbors who form a local neighborhood watch group and end up stumbling onto an alien plot to destroy the world.  While the poster isn’t much, I’m encouraged by the fact that Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod) directed the pic and the film’s red-band trailers are really funny.  The film opens on July 27th.  Hit the jump to check out the posters.

Exclusive EXPENDABLES 2 TV Spot

by     Posted 1 year, 319 days ago

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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.

First TV Spot for THE EXPENDABLES 2

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The most badass action heroes from the 80s and 90s are back for another knock-down, drag-out slugfest in the first TV spot for this summer’s The Expendables 2.   Simon West (The Mechanic) directs this installment about a band of mercenaries led by Sylvester Stallone and featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme.   Earlier this month, we brought you this fan-made trailer that questions your love of America and fun and encourages you to go see the film.  The Expendables 2, also starring Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins and Yu Nan, opens August 17th.  Hit the jump to see the first TV spot.

Fan-Made Trailer for EXPENDABLES 2 is Not Approved for People Who Hate America and Fun

by     Posted 1 year, 331 days ago

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Do you love America?  Do you love guns, explosions, muscles, action, tanks, explosions, violence, fighting and explosions?  If you do, then you’re a lot like me, pal.  And we’ve got mutual friends in The Monocular Group, who have put this awesome fan trailer together for The Expendables 2.  They’re also here to remind us that long before a bunch of gussied-up prima donnas assembled to fight evil, there were men to handle our problems: big, strong men with powerful guns and boots on the ground.  In a summer dominated by superhero fare, let us not forget the men that built the foundation of the action movie.  These men include Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Terry Crews. The Expendables 2 also stars Liam Hemsworth, who has something to prove, and Scott Adkins, who should feel right at home with this crew.  The movie opens this August 17th in America, the Land of Guns and Awesome.  Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

First Full-Length Trailer for THE EXPENDABLES 2

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The first full-length trailer for The Expendables 2 has gone online.  In addition to lots and lots of gunfire and explosions, there are some truly cringe-worthy moments like Jason Statham dressed as a monk saying “I now pronounce you man and knife,” or when Arnold Schwarzenegger says “I’m back.”  The plot also doesn’t make much sense.  Jean Claude Van Damme‘s villain needs plutonium, which seems like a useless weapon when you can simply roundhouse kick the world to death.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Yu Nan, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Chuck Norris, and Bruce WillisThe Expendables 2 opens on August 17th.

New Trailer for EXPENDABLES 2 Trailer Featuring Terry Crews, Explosions, Gunfire and Shouting

by     Posted 1 year, 352 days ago

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There’s nothing like waking up to explosions, gunfire and Terry Crews screaming in your face.  The terrifying and hilarious Crews is here to shout at your soul until he crushes you into submission and forces you to watch this trailer for the trailer (newer than this trailer) for The Expendables 2.  At least he isn’t taking this too seriously.  The Expendables 2, starring Crews, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Liam Hemsworth opens August 17th.  You can see them all in their mercenary finery on these awesome posters before you hit the jump to check out the trailer trailer.

12 EXPENDABLES 2 Posters Featuring Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris, and More

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Today, various movie websites are premiering character posters for The Expendables 2.  Our contribution to the mix is the character poster for Bruce Willis‘ character, Mr. Church.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The film also stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Yu Nan, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe Expendables 2 opens August 17th. [Update: We've added all the other character posters after the jump.]

New Images from THE EXPENDABLES 2 Featuring Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Sylvester Stallone

by     Posted 2 years, 2 days ago

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A couple new images from The Expendables 2 have gone online.  They give us a look at stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Chuck Norris looking all dangerous and tough.  Despite reports that Schwarzenegger and Willis play “substantial roles” in the sequel, most of the images and footage we’ve seen of their characters appears to take place in roughly the same location.  Though I’d love to see an action movie focusing solely on the 80s trio of Schwarzenegger, Willis, and Stallone, I fear the former two may only show up for a short time longer than the first film.  Nevertheless, we’ve still got good ol’ Chuck Norris as a full-fledged member of the Expendables team to look forward to.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, and Jean Claude Van Damme. The Expendables 2 opens on August 17th.

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