#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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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This is a movie that you watch for two things and two things only, the action and seeing your old favourite macho-guys on the screen again. For me, it was mostly the action since some of these old guys are really…well…getting old. At least Stallone, Dolph and “Schwarzy” starts to get well past the best before date for these type of roles. Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme actually didn’t look that old and Bruce Willis had a role where his age didn’t make him seem too misplaced.
This movie is pretty much like the first The Expendables, that is some minimal story to build a whole bunch of action against. And action there is, lots of it. All of it quite well done although not always very realistic of course.
In general it seems like the so called “critics” liked this movie more than the previous one. This I do not understand since I thought they were pretty similar and if nothing else, that the previous one was the better of them with a slightly more coherent and plausible plot. For instance, in this movie, old buddies where popping up out of nowhere saving their behinds with some pretty “magic” display of firepower which felt like the scene was just put in there to get the actor into the movie…which it probably was.
I’m not complaining though. I wanted and expected an all-out action movie and that was what I got. Loads of action, macho-dialogue and cheesy jokes (I quite liked Schwarzy’s comment about that Smart crapmobile that they drove around inside the airport). Oh, and of course loads of references to other movies (Rambo, Terminator…) and stuff as well. They even managed to get a quote from Duke Nuke’m in there.
I enjoyed myself immensely when watching this movie.
Jokes aren’t funny. Scene logic is stupid. It´s a movie about guys with plastics in action!
Welcome back to the ’80s
It takes a certain mindset to appreciate a movie like “The Expendables 2”. One has to be a fan of the action genre of the 1980s and early 1990s, as well as enjoying those action heroes’ persona and screen presence whenever they appear on-screen. They did not necessarily have to act well, but they had to be tough, heroic, stoic, larger than life. Realism need not really apply here – it’s all about the fun factor. People paid to see these guys blow away the scum of the earth as they only know how.
“The Expendables 2” is the first sequel (and it most certainly would not be the last) to Stallone’s 2010 surprise blockbuster which was intended as a glorious throwback to the films of that era. This one is no exception. However, it is a rare sequel which is better than the first. The story may not be important in these types of movies, but in this one the screenplay had a much clearer and stronger narrative than the first film, making it clear that the stakes are raised, thus enabling the story, however shallow, to be more engaging for the audience.
Director Simon West (“Con Air”) did wonders with the action sequences as he usually does with his movies. The majority of the action sequences are well shot with wide angles and much better stunt choreography (with CGI touches added here and there, but not as pervasive as the first film’s CGI blood; good ol’ squibs are used here mostly) which gets annoying with the film’s rapid editing at times. Brian Tyler’s music score was fairly engaging but didn’t really stand out. Overall, the technical aspects of the film really shows off the big budget for the film, and it pays off ultimately.
But what about the characters? If you’ve seen the director’s cut for the first film, that’s about as close as you can get for character development. Like the first, this is all-out action, but it has some dramatic moments too. There is a line about coping with death that Barney Ross mutters that feels kind of sad knowing Stallone’s own real- life predicament. Van Damme’s having a blast as the Villain, and a menacing one at that. The biggest disappointment was that of Jet Li’s very minimal screen presence, like a cameo. Hopefully an extended version will fix that problem.
The film’s biggest entertainment value comes in the constant one-liners from and between the action icons of the eras, as well as their presence and their dispatching of the bad guys. The banter here is certainly more hilarious and less bland than the first film – there is much more chemistry between the characters. Their screen presence needs no explanation: Sylvester Stallone. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bruce Willis. Jean-Claude Van Damme. Chuck Norris. Dolph Lundgren. Jason Statham. Jet Li. Need I say more? Cult or mainstream, these guys each has hordes of fans – and they have good reason to.
I grew up on these types of movies and ultimately “The Expendables 2” satisfies my craving for good old-fashioned movie bloodlust in wake of the ever-rising wave of PG-13, CGI-laden action films (“Total Recall” remake, anyone? Oh Arnie, where art thou?). That being said, I expect an extended director’s cut as I feel that some parts were awkwardly put together, and hopefully these removed scenes will make the film better as a whole. For now, “The Expendables 2” is very good entertainment, as shallow as it is technically well-made and ends the 2012 summer movie season with a big bang.
Now bring on “The Expendables 3” with Steven Seagal and Wesley Snipes (to basically complete the cycle of 80’s/’90s action heroes). Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Harrison Ford, Nicolas Cage and Clint Eastwood (my #1 action hero) are also most welcome indeed.
Overall rating: 65%
Action movie rating: 75%
A reloaded *** kicker and better than the 1st one.
I must admit, the hype for the first film was too much and in the end, we all got some intense 80s style action but with a poor story. This sequel however actually has a story, a story of revenge. The first film introduces the gang so we get to know them. The second however, we already know the gang so now we actually see how they truly are and how they work. This film is better since the rest of the team (other than Stallone) get more screen time and they have their humor moments. Van Dammne played a very very very very very AWESOME villain, and towards the end of the film, he shows even at the age of 50, he is stronger than ever. Arnie and Bruce Willis had a great screen time too with perfect humor, seriously the chemistry between those 2 and the rest is great. Speaking of chemistry, Dolph Lundgren’s role is MUCH better now and very enjoyable. Chuck Norris, you’d be surprise how he is. The cast was great, the story is better, the action is MORE intense, there is great humor. In conclusion, Expendables 2 brings back the 1980s action style with it’s teaspoon of humor. Enjoy the film!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Simon West
Writer Richard Wenk (screenplay), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), Ken Kaufman (story), David Agosto (story), Richard Wenk (story), Dave Callaham (characters)
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren
Country USA, Germany, Bulgaria, China
Awards 4 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Nu Image, Millennium Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, Dolby Surround 7.1, SDDS, Auro 11.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,782 m (Spain), 2,803 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 2,812.69 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema