Tuesday night I went to see Expendables 2, and I have to say…the movie was incredible. If you go to the theater prepared to pick apart the plot, don’t even bother going. This movie is not about the art of telling a story nor is it filled with much logic. It’s not supposed to. It’s sole purpose, is to kick ass.
I am not going to give any spoilers, but I did take a few mental notes that were further discussed after the film.
#1: Arnold Schwarzenegger looks pretty terrible (old) and as ridiculous as it sounds, he has lost a step or two in the acting category. The positive from this, is that due to his ridiculous appearance and his awful acting, it made his scenes that much more fun to watch. He was hilarious.
#2: Chuck Norris’s face is made of clay. It is impossible to guess how old this guy is. Without giving away too much, his scenes in the movie were also really hilarious and he gives Arnold a run for his money for who can deliver their lines the worst.
#3: I’ll admit, when the announcement came that the movie was going to be PG-13, I was pissing and moaning about it every chance I had. After watching this movie, I left there laughing at how unbelievably screwed up the rating system is. This movie was violent, if not more violent than the first. I’ts funny to me how you can show over a hundred people getting killed in numerous ways and its still PG-13, yet whip out a tit and say “fuck” and that’s “R”. Its insane.
#4: If I had to complain about one thing in this film (there’s nothing much to complain about), its that there was not enough of Van Damme. For being the main villain in the film, he wasn’t in it nearly enough, but the scenes you saw him in, he lights it up. He is truly one of the greats.
#5: Jason Statham is on top of his game. He was by far the most impressive in this movie. His fight scenes where incredible and he out-shined the rest of this all star cast with some of the best fight sequences he has ever done.
Bottom line: Go see Expendables 2. It deserves to be seen.