I guess it’s only fitting that as I write this I’m currently watching Rocky IV. I didn’t plan it, but rather got sucked into a Rocky marathon. Anyway, I only bring it up because of Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren. You know, the two guys that are also in the gratuitous action porn, Expendables 2. When the first film came out a couple of years ago, I don’t think my excitement could have been measured. I mean seriously, here was a film that offered me most of the action heroes of my youth. All in one movie no less. How could I NOT love it right? I wasn’t the only one who didn’t care that the story wasn’t great and that it was riddled with bad dialogue because it made enough money to warrant a sequel. And this time it’s got even more action heroes! Hell yes I was going on opening day!
Ok…so two years ago when The Expendables came out I’ll admit, I was beside myself. Yes, I squealed with glee when I watched the trailer and saw the cast that Sylvester Stallone gathered for the film. Of course at the time everyone was asking the same questions. Where’s Van Damme? Where’s Seagal? And the most important of questions: where’s Norris? The question , it turns out, would be answered with the sequel, aptly titled, The Expendables 2. This time around Jean Claude Van Damm AND Chuck Norris are both present. Still no Steven Seagal but that could be a good thing. What with his show True Justice and all but I’ll address that mess in another post. We’re here to talk about the testosterone filled sequel to 2010′s massively popular action film.
Everyone has that song on their iPod that they pray to God no one else sees or hears. If your iPod is the source of music at a party, you hover by it to make sure you can skip it if it comes up in the shuffle because you don’t want to be ridiculed for it. It’s the same thing with movies. Everyone has their guilty pleasures and no one wants to admit to them. Well I am. I’ve not only listed one….but SEVEN!