Movie Review – The Expendables 2 –
The EXPENDABLES 2 is a re-union of the old-school mercenaries, where the expendables are compelled to seek revenge when one of them is viciously killed.
It begins with a spectacular action sequence supposedly in Nepal where the mercenaries rescue a Chinese tycoon and the rescue team is led by Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Liam Hemsworth.
They also rescue a captured mercenary – Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It is a visual treat – the cinematography and the action sequences.
They return to American, and are now taking it easy, untill Sylvester Stallone is forced to accept a mission from CIA Agent played by Bruce Willis to retrieve an item from a safe of a destroyed airplane that was shot down in Albania.
The CIA agent insists on sending a technical expert Yu Nan alongwith the team of guys. She is the only person to crack the safe. Another edge of the seat sequence in the forests of Albania, and the team finally succeeds to retrieve the item.
But they are now confronted by the biggest baddie played by Jean-Claude Van Damme who heads the other mercenary group – the Sangs. The Sangs have captured Liam Hemsworth and Van Damme insists on bartering Liam for the item in exchange, but plays it dirty and escaped with the item and killing Liam Hemworth.
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.
The cast of The Expendables 2 consists of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, Amanda Ooms, Charisma Carpenter.
Though Stallone, Lundgren, Chuck Norris and Arnold look their age now. For a moment one thinks would these guys at their actual age be able to perform such stunts. Anyway, the action is performed and shot so well, that it appears almost realistic.
The Expendables 2 is a treat to watch these superstars in a single film.