A man has his head blown off, another is beat to death with a censer, other guys are beaten with a frying pan, a man has a knife roundhouse kicked into his chest, and Terry Crews daintily sips tea. What I have described to you are just some of the ways in which The Expendables 2 decides to kill people. If I was a better person (and by proxy you were a better person), we would find these deaths horrifying and start an Occupy Violent Movies movement (patent pending). However, since we are a desensitized group of violence loving people, I shall tell you that the Expendables 2 is an over the top action movie, with enough good moments tossed into it, to make you forget that you’re watching an incredibly stupid film.
There should be no argument that the Expendables 2 is a stupid movie, however, this doesn’t stop the movie from at least trying to give us a plot to follow and characters to care about. The plot, as it is, has us following the mercenary group, The Expendables, as they go after a MacGuffin, which leads them to fighting Jean Claude Van Damme, killing a lot of nameless bad guys, and causing more property damage than a twelve year old in grand theft auto. The Expendables consists of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Liam Hemsworth. Along the way they are joined by Yu Nan a Chinese Agent, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger. To say that the Expendables 2 has a large cast would be an understatement. It’s both a blessing and a curse as some actors get more screen time than others, and some become completely forgettable.
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