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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Barney Ross
... Lee Christmas
... Yin Yang
... Gunner Jensen
... Booker
... Vilain
... Church
... Trench
... Hale Caesar
... Toll Road
... Billy The Kid
... Hector
... Maggie
... Pilar
... Lacy
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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. 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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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In September 2011 Sylvester Stallone confirmed that he was in talks with Nicolas Cage and John Travolta about roles in the film and that scheduling would be the only obstacle to their involvement. 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 »

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Trench: [Church pulls up in a SmartCar] My shoe is bigger than this car.
Church: Shoot something!
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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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Pathetic
27 August 2012 | by See 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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