Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis – yes, there are countless reasons for action fans to check out The Expendables 2. Especially when the action stars show up uncut on TV like today.
With “The Expendables” in 2010, Sylvester Stallone fulfilled the dream of countless action fans who have always dreamed that their great heroes of the 80s and 90s would one day work together. What sounded like the ultimate old-school action firework on paper was in the end a thoroughly whimsical trip back to a time when laptops and cell phones didn’t play a role and conflicts were still settled with concentrated muscle power and even more concentrated firepower . In the end, however, he got far too little out of his truly impressive, muscular cast. Exactly that succeeded in “The Expendables 2 – Back For War” two years later all the better.
ARD shows “The Expendables 2” on the night of May 21 to 22, 2022 from 0.45 a.m and we can only recommend that you take a look if you are still in the mood for a ballergy at such a late hour. You can experience them completely unabridged thanks to the nightly broadcast slot. Alternatively, you can currently find the film in the Netflix and Joyn PLUS+ ranges – by the way, as well as “The Expendables 3”, which is at least currently the last part of the series:
» “The Expendables 2” at Joyn PLUS+*
» “The Expendables 3” at Joyn PLUS+*
» “The Expendables 2” on Netflix
» “The Expendables 3” on Netflix
Incidentally, a full eight years after part 3, the production of “The Expendables 4” has finally picked up speed. And as Gunnar Jensen actor Dolph Lundgren recently told us in an interview, the fourth film in the mercenary saga will also deal with a fairly topical subject:
What to expect in “The Expendables 2”
The new mission of Barney Ross (Stallone) and his mercenary squad (including Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Terry Crews) initially sounds like easy money. But then the mission goes terribly wrong – and not only that: one member of the sworn gang even pays with his life. And of course Barney Ross and Co. don’t let that sit on their own: they launch a bitter counterattack and come across a huge conspiracy in the process…
In the official DashFUN review of “The Expendables 2”, editor and author Björn once again praised the harmonious mix of snappy jokes, brutal fights and explosive shootouts, but emphasized that director Simon West knows how to get even more out of the big screen personalities . In the end it got a good 3.5 out of 5 possible stars.
By the way: In “The Expendables 4” by “Need For Speed” and “Act Of Valor” maker Scott Waugh, a few new prominent faces await you in addition to the well-known star ensemble. Next “Transformers’ star Megan Fox and martial arts ace Tony Jaa (‘Ong-Bak’, ‘Fast & Furious 7’), we’ll see The Raid 1+2 lead actor Iko Uwais in the role of the villain.
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