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The Expendables 2 Full Trailer: I Now Pronounce You Man And Knife

Terry Crews got the job of introducing the trailer for the trailer for The Expendables 2, but now that the real deal has hit, there's only one guy to bring it you: Sylvester Stallone himself. Watch below as Sly shows up to introduce the trailer that premiered at IGN. You can watch it there in HD, or embedded below.

So, what do you want to get excited about here? Insanely goofy lines like Jason Statham's "I now pronounce you man and knife," or Arnold Schwarzenegger popping in to say "I'm back!" Or how about sight gags like Schwarzenegger ripping the door off a Mini, or all the Expendables running over everything in tanks? Here's the thing-- even though I really, really didn't like The Expendables, this trailer has me excited for even more of where that came from. What can I say? The sight of all these macho dudes kicking ass and teasing each other is irresistible, even if I get the feeling it won't be nearly as much fun in full-length movie form.

The inclusion of Liam Hemsworth on the team might be my favorite trick of all, since as Gale of The Hunger Games he's got a completely different fanbase from anyone else in the film, and I sincerely wonder if there might be some crossover appeal that way. Either way, the $274 million worldwide gross of the original Expendables guarantees a sizable audience for this one-- and if not, the sheer amount of explosions in this trailer should do the trick. The Expendables 2 comes to theaters August 17.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend