Lizard1977: The Expendables 2 - 8/10
I finally got round to seeing the second Expendables film last night. I can confidently say that this is one of the dumbest films I've ever seen, with some gaping holes of logic and continuity, and ridiculous stunts and action. I can also say with equal confidence that this was one of the the most fun films I've seen in recent memory. All the major action heroes are here, happy to send themselves up, in a generous homage to the ludicrous action films of the 80s.
Stallone, Statham, Lundgren, Willis, Schwarzenegger, Norris, Van Damme - all terrific. Some extremely cheesy one-liners and not just winks and nods, but full head-shakes to the audience as they riff on the signature lines from all the classics. Arnie "is back", Willis "yippee ki-yay"s, and Norris gives a great turn halfway through the film acknowledging the legendary Chuck Norris "facts."
No Oscars here, but lots of violent action and fun to be had.
Totally saw this last week and completely forgot to post a review.
While I still enjoyed this one I felt it didn't live up to the greatness of the first one. Enough action but the cheesy one liners are what made the first one great and while there were a couple of goodies in there they were few and far between. Overall 6.5/10