|Van Damme as the antagonist (Vilain)|
|Toll Road (Couture), Gunner Jensen (Lundgren) &|
Hale Cesar (Crews) provide a lot comedy relief
The music and action are just as good. Brian Tyler still knows what he's doing when it comes to composing music. And the action is still heavy. Thank god Stallone decided to keep this film rated R. If he didn't, I would have had a bone to pick there. There are some things that can't be toned down.
My only issue with this film is the script (story wise). How is it that writers, Stallone and Wenk pen in new characters and keep old ones but somehow leave out other significant individuals? Charisma Carpenter (Christmas' girlfriend) was even in this movie and yet both writers couldn't find a way to mention what happened to Tool, Mickey Rourke's character? Plus, I really enjoyed Jet Li's performance in the intro and then he's moved out and we never hear from him again? Come on now. There's got to be some coherent story to tie the first to the second. But overall still, this sequel is a pleaser.
The Expendables 2 is a loud actioneer that's fun and is chock full of inside jokes and one liners. A good follow up to the first.
Points Earned --> 9:10