The Expendables 2 (2012)
RJG Rating- 70
The Expendables are given a simple task ,but as usual things never go simple.
Starring- Sylvester Stallone,Jason Statham,Van Damme
Director- Simon West
The Expendables are like 'The Avengers' of action stars.Bringing together the top action stars is a hard juggling act.The first Expendables was bloated with stars ,and giving all equal timing was a messy affair.But fortunately Sylvester (writer & Lead hero) learned from his mistakes and made the sequel with a well balanced cast.Sylvester gives a good performance ,more mature than his previous one.Jason Statham & the rest are great too.Jean Claude as the villain was excellent.Though the movie promised a larger cast that included Bruce Willis,Arnold S,Chuck Norris ,Jet Li ,they all turned out to be just cameo roles.
The story for Expendables 2 was average.But it was a huge improvement over the first part.Its simplistic and allows the action to be the front runner at all times.
Direction was good.The pacing was uneven though.There are dragging scenes littered here and there ,but the action scenes will provide enough excitement to keep you charged throughout the movie.
The action scenes were well placed and choreographed.Unlike the first part which just went over the top with the explosions ,the sequel keeps much of the action contained and thus keeping the movie fresh.
Overall ,Expendables 2 will be a great watch for action junkies and for fans of the main cast.