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Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

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Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. The give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout | See all certifications »

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$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,591,370 (USA) (17 August 2012)

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$85,017,401 (USA) (16 November 2012)
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Trivia

The film reveals that Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) has an advance degree of chemical engineering. This is a reference to Lundgren himself, who has a degree in chemistry from Washington State University in 1976, a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in the early 1980s, then a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney in Sydney in 1982. The character abandoned his career a scientist to work as bouncer in order to impress a girl. In real life, Lundgren turned it down to work as bodyguard for his then girlfriend Grace Jones. Further, while stuck in the mine Gunnar refers to himself as a "Fulbright Scholar" which Lundgren also achieved in real life. See more »

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When Vilain has a gun at one of the expendable's head, just after they find the box, you can clearly see he is holding the gun with his right hand. The close up reveals he is holding it with his left hand as his left finger is on the trigger, then the next shot shows him holding it in his right hand again. See more »

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Church: Did you win?
Barney Ross: I think so.
Trench: Well, where's the proof?
Barney Ross: [Pulls out Vilain's head in a bag] Heads up.
[Chucks head onto the ground]
Trench: Nice touch.
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Crazy Credits

The credits show images of the actors. When each image appears the skull shows first then the rest of the actors image fades in. When Arnold Schwarzenegger's image appears the top right hand side of his face is last to disappear and there is a light in his eye. Referencing the poster for The Terminator where you can see the metal skull and glowing red eye. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.130 (2012) See more »

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12 August 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw The Expendables II this morning at a pré screening. What can I tell you about this movie. Firstly, it's really action packed. You're blasted off in the first few minutes leading up to the actual story. Obviously, this is not a film with a great script or impressive acting.However, the story works well for what it's supposed to do! It is greatly entertaining if you are looking for an action packed movie loaded with iconic action stars like Stallone,Willis and many more. The addition of Chuck Norris and van Damme to the cast worked out well. It's really good to see Chuck Norris in action again and he really pulls it off! I expect that the people who will like this movie most will be the fans of the old guard like Stallone, Schwwarzennegger and Norris and the other cast members. Someone I really liked was Liam Hemsworth who did a great job and stood his own between these action giants! Nan Yu as Maggie was also a good casting choice an did what she was supposed to do.

Aside from the "overdrive" action the film also had a lot of humor, which gave some counterweight to the action.

I hope, but quite frankly expect this will do really well in cinema's globally. As a long time Sylvester Stallone fan I can only hope that he (and his family) will find the strenght to overcome the loss of his son.

To the people who are going to see this extravanganza, I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!


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