I’ve never been this split on seeing a cheesy action film, full of washed up stars from the 80’s. Usually I’m all for this kind of film without any hesitation, as long as there’s plenty of blood and violence, but The Expendables left such a sour taste in my mouth. I can’t help but to approach the sequel very cautiously, despite the casting that adds Jean-Claude Van Damme, Liam Hemsworth and Chuck Norris to the already stacked original crew.
Even an R-rating doesn’t fully satisfy my worries.
Latino Review caught the first trailer for the film at CinemaCon and here’s a brief description of it:
The trailer started off with team in the jungle surrounded by ruthless soldiers, and Barny Ross (played by Sylvester Stallone) kills the soldiers using his finger as a pistol. Actually, the new recruit The Kid (played by Liam Hemsworth) was the sniper that killed the soldiers.
It gave the audience a good glimpse of the old team of Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture with the new team members of Hemsworth and Nan Yu. But, it also focused on Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in action for the sequel.
Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme were seen in the movie.
The most noticeable things in the trailer were with Schwarzenegger and Willis driving in a tiny European smart car and a fist/kung fu fight between Stallone and Van Damme.
The Expendables 2 opens on August 17th, 2012. Expect the trailer online sometime soon!