The Expendables 2
Director: Simon West
The Expendables 2 revolves around a group of mercenaries, the Expendables, who are enlisted by a Mr Church to retrieve a lost package from a downed plane. What seems like an easy job takes a wrong turn when one of their crew is murdered during the operation. Determined to seek revenge, the Expendables wreak havoc among their enemies even though the odds are stacked against them. To add to the chaos, the crew is also attempting to keep five tons of weapons-grade plutonium out of the wrong hands whilst undertaking their mission: "Find em, track em, kill em".
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Bruce Willis, The Expendables 2 is an 80s action fan’s wet dream. This amazing cast offers a testosterone-fuelled and action-packed film that doesn’t disappoint, with non-stop gratuitous violence from the get-go. The Expendables 2 is one of those rare sequels that is much better than its predecessor. Its most entertaining element is the relentless stream of one-liners, which pay homage to 80s action films. A special mention goes out to JCVD (the villain) and his signature kick.
I highly recommend this movie, but keep in mind that it’s not meant to be serious; it’s a throwback to the good old action movies of the 80s and 90s. The Expendables 2 is an action movie that will plunge a blade into your heart, twist it, shoot it, and then blow it up with an airplane.