The Expendables 2 is an action film that came out in the year 2012. It was released in theaters in August of this year. The movie is a sequel to the Expendables and was directed by Simon West. This film was written by both Richard Wenk and Sylvester Stallone. In this film, viewers will get to witness yet another adventure of the mercenary group known as the Expendables. On this adventure, they go on a simple mission but it ends up being an attempt at revenge against a villain who is a rival of the Expendables, murdered one of their own and also bent on using a deadly weapon to take over the world. This movie was released in theaters in Europe and North America in mid August and grossed $289 million so it was considered a box office success. It also got more positive reviews from critics and is considered to be better than the previous movie.
In the movie Ross and his crew are assigned to retrieve an item inside a downed plain in Albania. Ross and his crew find the item but are then attacked by a group known as the Sangs. The Sangs lead by mercenary Jean Vilain force the Expendables to surrender after a battle and also kill one of the Expendables. Vilain and the Sangs flee by helicopter. Once Ross buries one of his fallen men, he vows revenge and looks to get it. Ross eventually leads his men to confront the Sangs and they have a final battle. In the end Ross fights Vilain and kills him avenging the death of the man who Vilain killed earlier.
As far as the overall performance of the movie is concerned it was more successful than the original Expendables. This was due to high anticipation of a sequel and a more in depth story. While the original was a bit of a homage to the action films of the 1980's and early 1990's, this movie had a more original and modern story line. It was similar to the previous film in terms of pacing and action sequences. However it was overall a better movie among fans.
This movie also got better reviews from critics as well. They believed that it was better because of more humor and better action sequences. As a result many critics believe that this movie is superior to the previous movie in almost every aspect. However the dialogue was of the same quality as the original. Due to this movie being better than the original it is one of those rare sequels that is believed to be better than its predecessor.
One man, and only one man, could've made "Toy Story" everything it could possibly be: Stallone. Sylvester Stallone. OK, why not: let's throw in Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, just for grins. I wonder what it would look like if Pixar made "The Expendables 2?" Hmmm.....