The worst kept secret here is that I’ve been all about this little movie you may have heard of… “Marvel’s The Avengers?” Anyhow, Avengers aside, there’s actually a lot of movies this summer I’m looking forward to — one of which features characters so kick-tail they may as well be superheroes themselves — “The Expendables 2.”
I LOVED the first film, which I think was pretty much a given for any guy who grew up in the 80s watching a steady diet of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, etc.
I’ve neglected talking about the trailer for far too long. It looks exactly like the original, but in true, decadent 80s fashion it looks even more awesome with tons of shoot-outs, explosions and insane stunts. More Schwarzenegger and Willis was a plus, but the additions of Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme far and away make this my must-see movie of August. Pretty much the only way this movie could be better would be if Stallone found a role for Lou Ferrigno and Carl Weathers too.
So in this outing, the gang are on another routine mission and one of the team doesn’t make it back alive, prompting another 80s staple – the revenge mission. If movie logic holds true, and I’ve no reason to suspect it doesn’t, I can safely conclude who won’t be around for “The Expendables 3.” So it’s in his honor, I dedicate this post.