Back for War
The Expendables 2 (2012) is the sequel to The Expendables (2010), both being an ensemble action movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Synopsis: The Expendables are reunited when Mr. Church enlists them to take on a seemingly simple job. When things go wrong, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory, where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time - five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary they seek revenge from.
This movie's most memorable entertainment value comes from the screen presence of the action icons of different eras. The interaction and chemistry among the characters, and their constant catchy one-liners provide so much fun and hilarious moments.
Here are two hilarious yet legendary one-liner moments:
Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger): I'm back! (Remember Terminator?)
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone): I heard you were bitten by a king cobra?
Booker (Chuck Norris): That's right. But after five days of excruciating pain... the cobra died.
You do know who they are, right? Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li - these action heroes have their own school of fans.
The climax of the movie is the much awaited showdown between Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Testosterone is pumped to the max! The action choreography is really good and for guys their age to be able to "fight" like that, that's saying something.
All in all, it's really a dream come true to watch the ensemble of evergreen action heroes - Arnie, Stallone, Van Damme, Willis - together with younger ones - Jet Li, Adkins, Statham - all in one movie.