Is The Expendables 2 A New Action Classic Or A Waste Of Explosions?

By CB 2012-08-17 12:23:39discussion comments
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Two years after Sylvester Stallone united a dream team of 80s action stars (plus Jason Statham and Jet Li) to kick some ass in a foreign jungle the gang is largely back together again for The Expendables 2, which adds even more muscle to the call sheet if you can believe it. With a cast that includes everyone mentioned above plus Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Terry Crews and Randy Couture, The Expendables 2 is a dream come true for anyone who loves their action brawny and violent-- but does it actually hold up as an entire two-hour movie?

Remember, The Expendables wasn't really universally beloved, though with Simon West stepping in as director this time, we might be able to expect him to bring his Con Air skills to pump up the action. And in our review from Katey, who hated the first movie, we call it "an over-the-top, slightly tongue-in-cheek action movie that revives 80s macho bloodsport while poking just enough fun at it as well."

But now it's time for you guys to chime in. Does The Expendables 2 live up to your expectations? Is it just a shadow of the glory days of 80s action movies? After you see the film, come back and tell us what you thought by voting in the poll below. You can also feel free to discuss it in the comments below, though spoilers are fair game!

How many stars should The Expendables 2 get?

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WARNING: The conversation below contains spoilers for The Expendables 2! Now you know!
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