I had the great pleasure last night of going to the cinema to see the second Expendables movie.
While I can’t do a deep and meaningful review of the film due to my rather horrendously biased opinion.
I can say that it didn’t disapoint.
It was like the first Expendables, but with added cheese and corny one liners.
The longer apperence of some actors in the film was an added bonus. In particular the explaination of Chuck Norris and the snake bite.
In contrast to this, it was a little sad that Jet Li wasn’t kicking about as much.
And although I was dubious at first to see a female character involved with the team, there wasn’t the horrific romantic sub-plot there which I dread the moment some boobes get involved. The character was actually well writting and placed without being over-stated or under rated. Well played.
There were a lot of references to other films that actors had been in which was a real treat; seeing as most of these films are ones that I am a particular fan of. If you don’t get the references then the question has to be asked of why the hell you’re watching Expendables in the first place really.
Another part of particular favour was getting to watch Jason Statham dressed as a priest kicking all sorts of ass in horrifically violent ways. I don’t know what it is about me, but I have always, always liked seeing Priests kick ass!
There were a lot of parts to the movie that made us laugh. Church driving a personal favourite car of mine for example, was a real hoot. The exchanging of personal quotes.
I don’t want to say too much or I’ll get a hoard of people bitching at me about spoilers and the likes. I personally liked it. But any film where I can get a good look at Stallone, see his rather nice body, admire some well built muscle, remember that he is 40 years my senior and still think; “I wouldn’t say no.”
Personal favourite… probably the tank called Bad Attitude. That was an inspired stroke of genius!
What I’m saying really is go see the film. Enjoy it for what it is. Lavish in the amount of awesome and explosion. Just don’t expect anything really profound!