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. 

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

10 New Images from THE EXPENDABLES 2

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10 new images from The Expendables 2 have landed online.  The sequel sees the return of the all-star action hero team from the first film banded together to take on the one and only Jean-Claude Van DammeSylvester Stallone and his crew are not only hell-bent on revenge following the death of one of their own, but Van Damme’s baddie is also harboring some weapons-grade plutonium.  No one’s really looking for a  best picture winner here, so hopefully director Simon West (Con Air) was able to put together an entertaining actioner with fights galore.

Hit the jump to check out the new images.  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.

Exclusive EXPENDABLES 2 TV Spot

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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.

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 Images from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION and THE EXPENDABLES 2 [Updated]

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We’ve got a set of action-packed images for your enjoyment today.  Rather than bore you with a wordy introduction, I’ll just get right to the pertinent details:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally Field, opens July 3rd.
  • Directed by Jon Chu, G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and Ray Park. The Joe sequel opens June 29th.
  • Sylvester Stallone’s sequel, The Expendables 2, stars Stallone, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Chuck Norris, all of whom can be seen on these sweet character posters.  The Simon West-directed film opens August 17th.

Hit the jump to check out the new images.

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

by     Posted 2 years, 119 days ago

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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 Starring Sylvester Stallone and Yu Nan

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Two new images from The Expendables 2 have landed online.  The images feature star Sylvester Stallone and franchise newcomer Yu Nan.  Nan will makes sure the new movie isn’t a total sausage fest because, believe it or not, women can kill armies of faceless bad guys as well.  Guns aren’t sexist.  I have no idea what’s happening in these scenes, but I’m crossing my fingers I like the sequel more than the original.  I desperately wanted to be a fan of the first movie, but it felt soulless and artificial.  It’s not enough to simply see your favorite action stars sharing the screen.

Hit the jump to check out the new images.  The film also stars 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.

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