The ultimate manly man-fest
So what’s it about then?
Bruce Willis rounds up his gang of muscly badasses to do some dirty work for him. It seems like a simple job at first, but obviously everything quickly goes absolutely tits up, and one of the muscle-men is killed. IT’S AWFUL. The gang are then hell-bent on seeking their revenge, one cheesy pun and novelty cameo appearance at a time.
Anyone good in it?
Only every action-movie legend you can ever think of and Liam FIT-FACE Hemsworth, who gets all angry and manly in some rugged clothing, while at the same time writing romantic, tender letters to his distant love… sigh. It’s a huge cast and pretty much every new location the Badass Squad arrives in will guarantee another relic popping up.
If it won any Oscars they would be for…
Being totally tongue in cheek and making fun of the fact that although the film's full of Hollywood’s best muscle, their acting skills leave a lot to be desired – apart from Bruce Willis and Liam Hemsworth, obvs. There are also some AMAZING moments when the cast take the piss out of eachothers’ previous films.
But these bits should have been left on the cutting room floor:
Some of the puns were a bit too cheesy, and at moments it felt a bit like Jay from The Inbetweeners might pop up and the Orange ad would get acted out, but that was about it. On the whole it’s an awesome, hilarious, testosterone-fuelled car chase of explosions and we bloody loved it.
To be honest, the only one we’d want to see whip it off is The Hemz (and Bruce Willis a bit. Shut up.) and sadly he remained fully clothed, but he does get all angry and manly which was good enough for us.
Actual ‘ohmygod I nearly wet myself laughing’ bits?
All of it. The entire time. Sometimes with them, most of the time at them.
After watching this, on the manly-man scale (of Louis Tomlinson – Sylvester Stallone) we felt like:
Sylvester Stallone, at the gym, bench pressing Arnold Schwarzenegger in one hand and Bruce Willis in the other, eating a steak, covered in mud and blood, roaring at the top of his voice and LEAVING THE TOILET SEAT UP.
Final verdict: (OMG = amazing, LOL = funfest, MEH = would maybe watch again if nothing at all was on, FML = never, ever again)
LOL. 8/10 (points removed for less Hemsworth action than we hoped for)
Liam Hemsworth looking HOT in new Expendables 2 still
Black & white & BADASS new Liam Hemsworth Expendables 2 poster