The Expendables 2 trailer, Arnie makes me cheer
The Expendables 2 trailer has arrived and there are no real surprises here, although for me there were two absolutely fantastic moments that made me beam with excitement, and both involved Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Of course let's not forget that this film also brings in Bruce Willis for more screen time and adds Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris to the stable of the existing crew making this the most appealingly cast action film since, well, The Expendables, but for me the Arnie moments sold it.
The rest of the trailer looks like its selling one-liners and the idea that the film is bigger in scope and budget, and peppered with name checks and explosions it doesn't end up being as wonderful as I had hoped, but it's good.
Undoubtedly everyone has their own action hero though and mine is Arnold Schwarzenegger, so seeing him say "I'm back" finally and ripping off that door to deliver that great one liner about the car just fills me with action excitement.
Oh yes Mr Stallone, I am in.
Here's the blurb for The Expendables 2:
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time - six tons of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.
Now, more importantly, here's the trailer which premiered on IGN and comes through TrailerAddict, with no referencing link I'm afraid. See what you think, is it getting your excitement going, or is it just screaming more and bigger?
I would have liked a little more story myself. What do you think?