First Full-Length Trailer for THE EXPENDABLES 2

     May 3, 2012


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.

Click over to IGN to watch in HD.

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….


  • J

    Arnold saying “I’M BACK” is not cringe-worthy, it’s funny and awesome. You need to know how to have fun, Goldberg.

    • Singularity

      His facelift is cringe-worthy.

    • jim

      shut up

  • Mark

    I gotta say that is one of the least exciting action trailers I’ve ever seen. And it’s mostly embarrassing to see Hemsworth’s name up there with the rest of them.

    • Pragmator

      Don’t begrudge Hemsworth for his participation. He’s trying to kick start his career to keep up with his older brother. :)

      • Dre Dre

        aww c’mon Liam is a beast.

  • mee

    holy crap that looks awesome. cringe worthy? statham delivered that line like a boss. looks rediculous and i like it that way. hopefully this blows the first expendables out of the water.

  • Tey

    “I’m Back”! The most effective line in the trailer. Other than that… MEH!

  • Ryan

    “The plot also doesn’t make much sense.” PERFECT, I’m so excited!

    • dpramroop

      best post ever

  • Tyler

    Looks like one of those big dumb action movies that just end up being fun. Glad to see Arnold back in action.

  • Jazzy Jace

    Van Damme Vs Sly, hell yeah, I’m in!

    This should be much better as it’s directed by Simon CON AIR West.

  • Nomis1700

    It’s a comedy!!!! Very funny, it not only looks ridiculous, it is.

  • Farzan

    That was awesome, the writer of this article doesn’t know how to have fun. Did he not see the first film? I so can’t wait for Ex2

  • Jay Miller

    It looks a lot better than the original. The first one was way too shaky and chaotic to even tell what was going on. This one looks a bit more polished.

    And there’s nothing wrong with watching big mindless action movies here and there. I feel the writer is being too harsh on the trailer.

  • Anon

    This should have been a line in the movie; Jean Claude “This first round’s on me” (Jean Claude round house kicks everyone in the face)

  • skani

    These people do not know how to cut a trailer. Weird random snippets of dialogue that are too idiosyncratic to inform but just random enough to distract.

    Also, this still looks too dark and production values look meh. Not a hater…I loved Rocky Balboa and Rambo, but this is all concept and no substance or execution. I very much hope I’m proven wrong this time. I had the same reaction to pt 1 trailer–a bad omen for what was ultimately a bad film.

  • J-rad

    Van Dame is a badass , Norris gunnin people down , Arnie saying Im back and the director of Con Air wielding all of this 80s-90s action power. This is 100% pure win !

  • Chris

    An 80′s trailer for an 80′s movie. Awesome.

  • LEM

    Looks awesome but I’d rather see Van Damme fight Statham.

  • Ahsan

    Lets hope that expendables 2 has more of a story than the first one…

  • bigfella

    seeing arnold, sly, willis, rvd, jet, and norris ALL in the same movie trailer has got me smiling ear to ear and totally psyched!!!

  • terry

    We just saw the whole effing movie. There is nothing but testosterone , bullets and bulls****!
    I’ll wait for iTunes.

  • Griz

    Damn, Not a lot of Jet Li in uniform . . .. .i think he really is going to be the one that gets ganked early on.

  • brandon

    Right Matt. Because before you decided to say something about it, we all thought this movie was shooting for Best Picture.

  • mattinacan

    “you’re gonna need a new plane! wahahahaha” – because i crashed it into a tunnel

  • TheApprentice12

    “Get in” *rips door off* “My shoe is bigger than this car” Yep, Arnie is back. And this looks awesome! :D

  • Strong Enough

    looks like shit

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  • DerpyMcDerpstein

    JCVD and Chuck Norris are going to roundhouse kick each other at the same time and the film is going to end abruptly because the force was like an atomic bomb
    RIP Expendables crew and actors

    • Nate H

      Now that’s movie magic!


    WOOT! Can’t think of a better reason to shut off my brain and suck down some popcorn!

  • Nate H

    Will the story be good? Doubtful. Will the action be ridiculous? Probably. Will it get very low rating from critics? Certainly. Will it have almost a dozen of my favorite action stars? YES. Does Van Damme get to do a split kick one more time. YES. Does Arnold get to say “I’m back” again? YES.

    Count me in. Count. Me. In.

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  • peds

    Damn Jet Li and hemsworth die. They are obviously standing over thier graves on that hillside. They all are mourning then sly says we find em and kill em.

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  • Yathish

    Arnold is back in expendables 2. Its super,fantastic,extrodinary.everyone watch it.