Enjoyable as fuck. Well worth checking it out. It does slowdown for a bit which would be my only complaint, but the action and quotes and overall adassness outweigh that with ease.
Nothing after credits.
MUCH better than the first one. It basically fixed everything that the original Expendables fucked up. No more fast edits/shaky camera during fights, they spread out the screen time amongst the various actors much more (the first movie was all Stallone and Statham), the film flowed much better with no slow, boring scenes, the action was brutal and bloody, and it was much funnier. Plus, seeing Arnold back in action after all this time almost brought a tear to my eye. The scene where he, Sly, and Bruce team up was surreal. Van Damme and Norris also did well and added to the nostalgia big-time. I enjoyed Expendables 2 a great deal.
My only real complaints was that some of the CG was horrible, like the helicopter in the opening battle (although the CG gore was actually pretty good). That, and I noticed a huge goof...the Expendables' plane is shown having a cargo door in the back so the jet skis can board it, but when they cut out to wide shots, it's a completely different kind of plane- not a cargo plane at all. Like, huh? Also, the Stallone vs. Van Damme fight was a bit of a disappointment.
Minor complaints, however. It was very good.
And I know I was saying this movie would be shit compared to The Raid, but in fact, it's hard to compare them because they're two totally different kinds of action movies. The Raid is an action masterpiece and is an overall better film, but The Expendables 2 excels at what it set out to do (and what the original failed at): be a fun homage to 80's Action flicks.
Last edited by Dolemite; 23 Aug 2012 at 07:30 AM.
lol, good point.
Does Jet Li have more than 3 minutes of screen time?
Oh, and LOL @ when Arnold called Dolph "Frankenstein." That was great.
And I finally understand Chao's annoyingly out-of-context king cobra quote now.
Honestly, after the first movie my expectations were low going into this. I'm so happy with how well it turned out. I need to see this again.