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 Willis. The Expendables 2 opens on August 17th.
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Here’s the synopsis:
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….