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The Expendables 2

post #1 of 117
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No trailer or anything yet, but I feel compelled to post what might be the only reason to see this film (which starts shooting in October). Donnie Yen has been offered a lead role:

http://www.slashfilm.com/donnie-yen-...-expendables-2
post #2 of 117
Hmm... could be good. Something was just 'missing' from the first but overall, I enjoyed it.
post #3 of 117
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post
Hmm... could be good. Something was just 'missing' from the first but overall, I enjoyed it.
Lot's of splosions and fighting but, yeah, something was off. The dialogue and heroic tone was like something a couple of eight year olds might cook up. I enjoyed it but liked the A-team better.
post #4 of 117
It was fun, but it lacked a certain spark. RAMBO IV had it. That film was the bomb and that finale was stupendous. Then again, it wasn't edited with a hacksaw. The action was very clear.

Expendables was cut cut cut cut cut, rinse, cut cut cut cut cut some more. Way too frantic with the editing.
post #5 of 117
Well said, guys. Rambo definitely had the right feel and so did the A-Team. I agree on that. It's almost like Expendables was trying to be serious but not take itself too serious to make it feel like a ridiculous action movie that it was hyped to be. I'm not sure you know what I mean but something was just... off. Hard to articulate. I dunno but it sounds like you guys fell the same way. I'll give this one a chance, for sure. Let's just hope the "OMGTHISISGOINGTOBEAWESOME!!!1!" hype train doesn't derail ... again.
post #6 of 117
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post
It was fun, but it lacked a certain spark. RAMBO IV had it. That film was the bomb and that finale was stupendous. Then again, it wasn't edited with a hacksaw. The action was very clear.

Expendables was cut cut cut cut cut, rinse, cut cut cut cut cut some more. Way too frantic with the editing.
I forgot about that ending. Holy crap, no watered down bit there.

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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post
Well said, guys. Rambo definitely had the right feel and so did the A-Team. I agree on that. It's almost like Expendables was trying to be serious but not take itself too serious to make it feel like a ridiculous action movie that it was hyped to be. I'm not sure you know what I mean but something was just... off. Hard to articulate. I dunno but it sounds like you guys fell the same way. I'll give this one a chance, for sure. Let's just hope the "OMGTHISISGOINGTOBEAWESOME!!!1!" hype train doesn't derail ... again.
Rambo IV seemed kind of similar in personality to Stallone in Expendables but it made more sense in Rambo. Somewhere between this, Mickey Rourke and Arnold the movie went sideways. But I'll give the 2nd a chance.
post #7 of 117
I loved The Expendables. It was a must see day one. 2nd one will be no different. If we dont support real action stars we will be stuck with romantic comedies for life. Im sick and tired of wussyfied movies "twilight" taking over the box office. What is up with that??
post #8 of 117
The Expendables 2 . . . "old men fighting."
post #9 of 117
Thread Starter 
Arnold and Bruce Willis both confirmed for this, as well as Chuck Norris and JCVD.

http://www.slashfilm.com/the-expenda...lis-big-roles/
post #10 of 117
Awesome.

Gotta get Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal in the mix too. I can dream...
post #11 of 117
Yes all though it was a good action movie but something was missing I expect Expendables 2 will be more fun
post #12 of 117
G-sus I hope this one is better than the 1st one. This maybe a rare case where the sequel will be better, CAN'T go much further from bottom.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=85142
post #13 of 117
I can't wait!!!
post #14 of 117
Dude it has Chuck Norris in it... it has to be good!
post #15 of 117
Loved the first one. I can't wait to see this!


post #16 of 117
Is there an action star, past or present, that ISN'T in the cast?
post #17 of 117
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Is there an action star, past or present, that ISN'T in the cast?

This is all you need to know.


post #18 of 117
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

This is all you need to know.



The guy is 72 amazing.... but action flicks still?? Mmmm
post #19 of 117
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Originally Posted by Mr.SoftDome View Post

The guy is 72 amazing.... but action flicks still?? Mmmm

72?

42 is a joke.
52 is ridiculous.
62 is embarrassing.
72 is disgusting.
post #20 of 117
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

72?

42 is a joke.
52 is ridiculous.
62 is embarrassing.
72 is disgusting.

Must be fishing.

I disagree. Age is only limiting if you have a preconcieved bias. Don't cast older actors as Spiderman, Thor or (insert the superhero or your choice), but as aging mercenaries it works.

If the script supports older actors, why not? Which young action stars would you put into a room with Couture or Seagal? I personnally don't care for Seagal or his movies at all, but I do believe he can hold his own is real life. You know Couture could, even though he's old for a fighter, he's still a tough dude. Stratham is past your 42 cutoff, yet his bio makes me believe he wouldn't be a pushover. I doubt Christian Bale would stand toe to toe with most of those in this series. I agree that older action stars shouldn't be jumping from high rises, but if older guys can kick a younger guy's a$$ in real life, why limit movies to only young heroes? It all depends on the part and the story and I believe the plot line in this series supports older actors. The "old guys" in this series bring some entertaining personalities that I enjoyed in the first movie. It was only a marginally decent movie, but it was fun.
post #21 of 117
I think it looks great. What a cast.
post #22 of 117
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Is there an action star, past or present, that ISN'T in the cast?

Where is Donnie Yen? he was mentioned in the first post.
post #23 of 117
the second movie should be better. the first one was ok. bruce willis will be in several movies next year including the new g i joe

i would make one change. terry cruise is not really an action actor. i would replace him with carl weathers or bill dukes. both were in the first prediator

also add the chic from aliens.

how about eastwood as a villian?
post #24 of 117
Has anyone seen the extended Director's cut of the first EXPENDABLES? Is it an improvement?
post #25 of 117
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Has anyone seen the extended Director's cut of the first EXPENDABLES? Is it an improvement?

Right now Amazon has it for only $9.99. Keep in mind this is just the extended cut and does not include the theatrical version. I've read mixed reviews on it. For example, some of the score/music has been changed. I guess it's not enough for me to double dip. But if one was so inclined to do so, the price is right.

Edit: I see it's back up to $11.99. That $9.99 deal must have only been for a few days.
post #26 of 117
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post #27 of 117
I really hope that's not true. The Expendables is a film that needs to be rated R. This will bomb if it's PG13. Perhaps Mr. Norris needs to be left on the cutting room floor.

Edit: It's been confirmed by Stallone this will be PG13. Oh well, I'll more than likely see it anyway.

The Expendables 2 Confirmed For a PG-13 Rating
post #28 of 117
ChuckNorris.t

post #29 of 117
What

The

F**k

Matt Stevens and I will not be pleased.
post #30 of 117
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

What

The

F**k

Matt Stevens and I will not be pleased.

Uhh, your post is more "R" than Expendables 2 now...
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