Okay the rest of the movie might be a carbon copy of the first one, but I have to say this new clip from Simon West’s The Expendables 2 is not only action-packed, but it’s kind of inventive. It starts out looking like it’s just going to go down the list of typical action movie tropes:
Bad guys have good guys pinned down in a seemingly untenable situation: Check.
Good guys do not panic, but crack wise with each other in the face of certain doom: Check.
Good Guy #1 pulls one out of his buns of steel and saves the day: Check.
BUT…name me another movie where a motorcycle, apparently ridden by the ghost of Evil Knievel, is launched into the air to take down a chopper. And THEN, Terry Crews finishes them off by…well just watch, you’ll see:
So was that cool or what? Okay, so it looks kind of cheesy, but frankly, that’s all I’m expecting here, a big grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme, Liam Hemsworth and Randy Couture with Nan Yu as the frilly toothpick.
The Expendables 2 opens in the UK on 16th August and August 17 in the US.
clip courtesy of JoBlo