The Expendables 2 didn’t make back its budget in the U.S., which is kind of a shame, since the film was an improvement on its predecessor (which did make back its budget). Regardless, the flick did crush worldwide, pulling in over $274 million dollars. If you missed it, no worries, you’ll be able to catch the movie when it hits Blu-ray, DVD, digital download, and On Demand on November 20.

It’s really no surprise The Expendables guys came back for round two. If you’ve ever checked out the special features on the original flick’s disc, you already know the gang had a hell of a time shooting the film. The Expendables 2 features many of the same cast members, as well as some new faces (and even a female cast member), but it’s biggest selling point is probably the change in directors. Sylvestor Stallone’s directing style was kitschy and amateurish in the first flick, and hiring director Simon West (Con Air, Laura Croft: Tomb Raider) was the best decision the film could have made. The Expendables 2 retains the shoot-em-up style of the initial film, but it’s actually a presentable movie, as well.



I have no trouble admitting I am extremely down with the series, but I also have a really weird obsession with Jason Statham, so I should also admit to a little bias. Luckily, the flick won’t cost you an arm and a leg. The Blu-ray will run audiences $39.99 ($27.99 on Amazon) and DVD copies will cost $29.95 ($21.99 on Amazon).

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