Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. Written by
Eva Green!!! Jessica Alba!!! make sure you see it in 3D
Well I guess I just like Robert Rodriguez's movies (Spy Kids films (especially No2), From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror, Sin City, Machete Kills and the really cool and often forgotten 'The Faculty')
IF YOU LOVED THE ORIGINAL 'SIN CITY' THEN YOU SHOULD LOVE THIS TOO.
Marv and Dwight TEAM-UP...This is COOL!!!
Johnny's Story (the superb Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is perhaps the weakest but is still done with GREAT STYLE.
Nancy (Jessica Alba) is terrific here (a better role for her than in Sin City) and my has she changed by the end of it.
Senator Roark (portrayed by Powers Boothe) is the sly, unforgiving terrific villain of the piece.
And then then we get...... 'EVA GREEN'........Oh Wow!
This Dame has curves which just keep giving.
She is nothing short of 'SENSATIONAL' and gives one hell of a brave performance (they normally tone-down the nudity for things like this but not here) She is beautiful and like Roark she is sly and manipulative. Fella's your just gonna love her, just not so sure you'd want to make love to her (character) as she'd eat you for breakfast.
This is a really well made sequel...better in some regards (styling, Eva, the Team-up) not in others (some stories are weaker) but the STYLING and FEEL of the Film is just as COOL as EVER!
There are Plenty of Fantastic Cameo Roles too...
Rosario Dawson as Gail is back (and is still a busty beauty)
Bruce Willis picks up a nice cheque for a few nice minutes of work.
Ray Liotta gets to play with Juno Temple, the lucky fella (if they ever remake that 'BARBARELLA' film one day then it would be a close call between Juno & Alexa Vega for the Title Role)
Alexa Vega is here too :-) but blink and you'll miss her (she's one of the dancers)
Christopher Lloyd has a fun little role as a Doc tending to Johnny.
Jeremy Piven gets on the wrong end of his infatuated cop buddy.
Special mention for Dennis Haysbert as Manute who I think did a sterling job of standing in for the sadly departed Michael Clarke Duncan.
The only cameo that was disappointing was the super looking Jaime King but at least there were two of her :-)
BEST CAMEO? and by far was 'Stacy Keach' damn he looked almost like Jabba the Hut and yet you could tell it was him (even down to the hair lip)
It's a niche B-Movie that most will overlook but it's got good wit, style and is NEVER, EVER boring.
If you have a 3D set up use it (EVA in 3D is a WORK of ART)
Enjoy A Rocketeer Flyer up up and away 9.
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