Friday, August 17, 2012

The Expendables 2 Movie Review

The Expendables 2 Movie Review, Written by: Karen Benardello Director: Simon West (‘Con Air,’ ‘Laura Croft: Tomb Raider’) Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth and Yu Nan Releasing a successful, thrilling action movie with popular action actors from the 1980s and ’90s who are largely considered past their prime is difficult undertaking. But when the film surprising includes intense stunts and memorable performances, a sequel is undoubtedly immediately put into the works. When the follow-up film, like the new action sequel ‘The Expendables 2,’ is just as stimulating as the original, the actors prove how talented and valuable they really are. ‘The Expendables 2′ follows Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), the leader of the title mercenary group, leads his members, including his right-hand man, Lee Christmas (Jason Statham); Yin Yang (Jet Li); Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren); Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews); as they’re enlisted by Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) to take on a seemingly simple job. The group, who is aided by two new recruits, Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan), must seek revenge, however, when things go wrong and one of their own is killed. In hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them, the Expendables must shut down an unexpected threat. Jean Vilane (Jean-Claude Van Damme), the leader of an opposing group of mercenaries that’s responsible for the death of one of the Expendables, plans on using five tons of weapons-grade plutonium he recently discovered to change the balance of power in the world. Along with the help of fellow mercenaries Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Booker (Chuck Norris), the Expendables aim to stop Jean before he can use the plutonium to his advantage. Filmmaker Simon West, who signed on to replace Stallone as the director for the sequel to the hit 2010 action adventure thriller ‘The Expendables,’ effortlessly featured the same effects to the follow-up the actor and screenwriter brought to the original film. West, who has made a name for himself helming such action adventure films as ‘Con Air’ and ‘Laura Croft: Tomb Raider,’ included daring and stunning fight sequences between Barney’s Expendables and Jean’s villainous mercenaries. The stunts were once again perfectly tailored to each of the characters’ abilities, including Lee’s intensive knife battles or Yin’s hand-to-hand combat. To continue reading this review, please visit Shockya.

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