Lost in the shuffle of people rushing to invent nefarious conspiracy theories as to why I HATED “The Expendables” was the fact that I’d been looking forward to it at one point. Who wouldn’t want to see a dream-team of B-movie action heroes teaming up for one big show? The end result… pretty mediocre, sadly.
This new poster for the sequel, however, promises that they’ll try to get it right: Arnold and Willis with (reportedly) bigger non-cameo roles, Van Damme and Chuck Norris added to the roster, etc. Jet Li is apparently in there, too, but didn’t rate the poster. I also don’t know who the new female recruit is.
It still probably won’t end up being very good – Stallone has turned the director duties over the to professionally-mediocre Simon West – but maybe this time they won’t bother angling for a PG13 and deliver the ultraviolence properly. Still, good poster.