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Reunited for what they think should be a quick, in-and-out mission, this tight-knit band of old-school mercenaries are about to find themselves at the brink of global disaster . . . and driven to extract their own brand of up-close and personal vengeance.
Action Adventure - While not quite as bloody as the first film, this is still a
gleefully violent all-star action film featuring past and present
action star icons. While fans of Jet Li will be disappointed by his
greatly diminished presence this time, the increased roles of Bruce
Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger plus the addition of Jean-Claude Van
Damme and Chuck Norris should compensate, as well as some added
humor. Needless to say, the core male action crowd is the target
audience, and the violence makes the film too intense for children.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 95 moviegoers:
FANTASTIC REVIEWS for an "old guys" action movie. Surprisingly, there were a few teen males who only rated it as an average movie, even though it full of action and killing. Actually, each age group had a few who rated it just average, but that's not a low review, just a little disappointing since, I'm sure, they were hoping to love it. Fortunately, NO ONE DISLIKED IT so GO SEE IT, on the big screen, if at all possible.
The Expendables are back and this time it's personal...
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner 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 — five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, far more than 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....