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The Expendables 2 (2012)

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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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Simon West

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Barney Ross
Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas
Jet Li ... Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren ... Gunner Jensen
Chuck Norris ... Booker
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Vilain
Bruce Willis ... Church
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Trench
Terry Crews ... Hale Caesar
Randy Couture ... Toll Road
Liam Hemsworth ... Billy The Kid
Scott Adkins ... Hector
Nan Yu ... Maggie
Amanda Ooms ... Pilar
Charisma Carpenter ... Lacy
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Storyline

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. They 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Expendables II See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The plane the expendables are using is a Canadair CL-215 fire fighter. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, The Expendables escape by climbing an electricity pylon (transmission tower) and zip wiring along the cables which are clearly shown to be live as indicated by sparks. On the DVD/Blu Ray Director's Commentary, Simon West states that making contact with live cables without electrocution is possible as long as the person is grounded, when in fact the opposite is true. So in reality they would've been electrocuted as soon as they attempted the transfer from the grounded pylon to the live cables. Ironically, zip wiring along live cables also featured in the Stallone film Tango & Cash, but in that movie it was explained correctly that non-grounding prevents electrocution. See more »

Quotes

Vilain: Ironic. Here we are, you and I. And your knife. You're going to die. Like him. What his name? What did you call him? What does it matter?
Barney Ross: Come on, Vilain. Somebody's dying. Come on, Vilain. Come on, Vilain. Come on!
[whips Vilian with a large chain then beats him. Barney picks up his knife]
Barney Ross: Get up, Vilain. Get up. Now turn around. Turn around, sheep.
Vilain: Now what?
[Barney throws the chain around Vilain's neck, pulls him toward his knife and stabs it into Vilain's stomach]
Barney Ross: His name was Billy.
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During the end credits, as the actors image and name appears, there is a lightning flash on the actor's face. When this occurs, an image of a "skull" appears superimposed over the face with the flash and then fades. See more »


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Groovin
Written by Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati
Performed by Felix Cavaliere
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Pathetic
27 August 2012 | by moorthyvlrSee all my reviews

This movie fails in almost everything that is there to fail. Nothing that can thought as original as everything is big mash up served to upset people. When there are too many heroes it does not mean there cannot be any co-ordinated team work. They wasted lot of film just to give entry. The story is very predictable and pretty much compromised for some petty bloody action sequences. People who might have given such high ratings would have fallen victim for the cheesy dialogs and the reminiscence of the old movie dialogs.Compared to the first movie this movie villains are duds and heroes are more or less bloody comedians.In one word this movie can never be called as action movie. It is like a parody.I only wish if they have modified the story with some original dialogs with interesting plot and a notorious evil genius as villain who treats everyone as expendables to reach his vision to be stopped by this rag bag team of mercenaries. But this was just bang,boom,slash where only heroes weapons are activated and villains are merely target practice. Even if you want to salute these old heroic actors don't waste your money on this one it will simply make them worthless. However all the above is only my opinion.


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