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SO WHAT DID THE CRITICS EXPECT, SHAKESPEARE?,
This review is from: Expendables 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The Expendables will always be snubbed by critics you know the ones, they'll call it shallow, dumb with thread bare characters and story and over reliant on violence. But that's totaly missing the point of what the original and this sequel is all about. It's there just to have a good time with and see all the old action hero's that we grew up with on the screen at the same time.
The Expendables 2 mostly puts right the niggles that most fans had with the original. This sequel is better paced there's more insane action, bigger battles more corney one liners and most of all more Arnie and Willis. The plot is there just to link the action and for what it's worth is nasty Van Damme wants to mine 5 tone of weapons grad plutonium and the Expendables are called in to stop him and his private army. This includes them destroying most of Eastern Europe.
From the masive opening sequence you know this film is on a bigger scale from the first. Van Damme is having a blast, Chuck Norris shoots and kills loads of bad guys and the rest of the team take on the rest. Bullets fly, heads explode, blades slice all leading up to the showdown with Stallone and Van Damme. By the end of the film your ear drums will have taken a pounding but you'll leave the cinema with a big grin on your face. The Expendables set's it's stall out to entertain without bothering the grey matter and it succeeds. Job Done!
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2014 01:58:02 GMT
Bomb Bomb says:
Completely agree with you. If I want a thought provoking film, I've loads of them to watch. I watch these as I sometimes love to switch off and just go with the great action and mindless flow. We all need to relax and let go.
Posted on 25 Dec 2014 23:17:29 GMT
Timelord - 007 says:
Stallone & the 80's action stars are far better & more watchable than todays 12a toned down movies.
Excellent review of a great action movie, Sly my all time favourite action hero.
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