While it didn’t do as well as the first installment, I really enjoyed “The Expendables 2.” More films should just aspire to do what they do well without trying to go beyond their reach. Besides, it’s hard to mess up a film where 80s action stars blow a whole bunch of stuff up, right?
Back in the days, practically every big movie had some toy related merchandise whether (for the time) cutting-edge action figures or some decent stand-in Happy Meals toys from McDonald’s. But it wasn’t often that anything from a Rated R film got made into figures so that’s why I’m excited about checking out these “The Expendables 2” figures from Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles.
From DST’s site:
The stars of the action extravaganza, “The Expendables” are back in an all new adventure and DST has the toys every action fan is going to want!
Liam Hemsworth (“The Expendables 2“) is Adam Cassidy, a bottom-tier employee at a huge corporation gets to move up the corporate ladder significantly if he’s willing to spy on his boss’ mentor and get the secrets to a multi-billion dollar deal.
Ford plays Jock Goddard — that sounds like what a @WWE superstar would be called these days — and Oldman (“The Dark Knight Rises“) is Nicholas Wyatt. I thought the premise of Ford being Oldman’s mentor was a bit of a stretch, but Ford is 16 years older so that works out pretty well actually.
My main question right now is “How do you like their suits?” Wonder how many old school ECW fans will get that Jason reference…
Really uneventful new release week with the only new film to coming out. It makes sense though as when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of shoot-outs, fist fights and explosions so it’s appropriate that “The Expendables 2” is coming out tomorrow.
People complained that this was too much of the same, but really it’s 80s and 90s action stars fighting and shooting stuff up and the cameos by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Chuck Norris were great. My only gripe was not enough Jet Li, which I hope gets fixed for Expendables 3.
Just when you thought Hollywood studios were incapable of making anything original comes “Looper,” an endlessly creative mind-blowing film that captures everything right about the movie going experience.
1. The Possession – [$26.7 million total; 2nd week] Broken record time again. September is a miserable, awful, completely worthless month for anything close to quality movies and with less than stellar new options, last week’s champ didn’t have to struggle too hard to retain its title. Look for the new “Resident Evil” to take the top spot next week if only because it has a devoted fan following and offers something audiences want to see this month. Continue reading Box office roundup – Sept. 9, 2012 – “The Possesion” inhabits the top spot again→