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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Expendables 2

The movie “The Expendables” is currently on the circuit, starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger as members of an elite group. 

If you’re familiar with these men, and they’re getting together to make a movie, you know they’re not going to knit booties, they’re going to kick bootie, and in The Expendables they do plenty of that. 

Watching the movie, I wondered why the army didn’t consult Sylvester Stallone on a strategy to invade Iran and Afghanistan.  If he and his cronies got involved, those Middle Easterners would be sorted out in no time.  No soldiers would have to risk their lives and the government would save themselves millions of dollars.

The difference between the army and the expendables is that the latter doesn’t play by the rules.  Human rights?  What human rights?  They come across the bad guys, they do away with the bad guys.  No mess, no fuss.  Well, actually there’s plenty of mess, but the bottom line is they get the job done.

In case you’re wondering how much a bunch of over the hill men can accomplish ... you’d be surprised.  Stallone moves like a gazelle, when Statham fights it’s like watching ballet, and what Crews misses in speed he makes up for in choice of weapon.  He doesn’t just carry a gun, he carries a GUN.  It doens’t matter if he hits or misses, the noise of this baby alone is enough to send any bad guy running. 

As for the villain, played by fellow countryman Jean-Claude Van Damme ... he may be bad, but he’s got style.  Dressed in black, sporting the coolest sunglasses, he might have aged since “Kickboxer”, but he still kicks with the best of them.

If you’ve seen The Expendables, The Expendables 2 is a must see.  Action, suspense and a good dose of humor.  

The Expendables?  More like ... The Indispensables.

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