Just when you thought the dust had settled and the guns had been put away for good, the action heroes are back for round two. So after the hype and success of the first instalment, can The Expendables 2 cause another big explosion at the box office or will it be the last time we see the dream team together?
The Expendables 2 follows Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and the rest of the gang back for more action, but this time they are joined by Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme and, of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The story follows the team being sent on another mission by Bruce Willis to settle a debt not fulfilled in the first film; now they have to stop villain, Van Damme, as he steals Plutonium and plans to sell it to the highest bidder. The team must stop him before it’s too late, but they’ll have to go through hell first.
There isn’t much of story to be found here, but to be honest in this type of film who cares? It isn’t often that actors of this level come together, so the last thing on the audience’s mind is the story. Anyone who loves a classic action film from the 70s onwards will be left wanting more action: they’ll be going back home and dusting off their old action film collection. Hopefully it won’t be too long until the next instalment in the series.