Movie The Expendables 2 (2012)

Released 20120817
Watched 20120823 Theater. Triangle Square [Expendables 2, The] 09:00P $4.00
The Expendables 2 (2012) Simon West. 103 min


Relevant Links:
The Expendables 2 (Wikipedia.org)
The Expendables 2 (RottenTomatoes.com)
The Expendables 2 (IMDb.com)


The movie starts with some sort of rescue mission. The Expendables come in on these heavy duty vehicles and just plow their way in. In recovering the hostage, they also manage to rescue Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a rival mercenary. While Trench only appeared in one scene in the last movie, he plays a more important role in this one. After the mission, Yin Yang (Jet Li) leaves the team to escort the hostage back to China and Yang does not appear in the remainder of the film.


Upon returning home, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), the group leader, is forced to take a mission from CIA operative Church (Bruce Willis). Like Trench, Church also gets more screentime in this movie than the last. For the mission, Church sends Maggie Chan to go with the team. While the team successfully retrieve the item they were after, they're intercepted by the Sangs, a group lead by Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme). Jean has captured the team's new recruit, a sniper named Billy. The group submit and give Jean the device they just retrieved. Nevertheless, Jean kills Billy, driving Barney's own knife through Billy's chest.


Seeking revenge, the group goes after Jean and the Sangs. Some time during this pursuit, they are ambushed and an old friend of Barney's named Booker (Chuck Norris) briefly lends his assistance. Working alone, Booker departs after telling Barney about a local village that might be willing to help Barney's team against the Sangs.

20120823:
[20130707]
I'm usually good about keeping movie notes. However, sometimes they go missing. This seems to be the case with The Expendables 2.


Anyways, I was going through taking some screenshots and heard this line, which was as funny as when I first heard it in theatres:
"So I heard you were bit by a king cobra?" "I was... but after five days of agonizing pain... the cobra died."

Less funny, but still part of the silly one-liners:
Arnold comes bulldozing in, pops out, "I'm back."


Possibly one of the cheesiest pieces of dialogue I've heard in a while:
"I'm almost out. I'll be back."
"You've been back long enough. I'll be back."
"Yippie-Kay-Yay."

"Who's next? Rambo?"

Lol Arnold just rips the door off the car. In response, Bruce Willis kicks his door open.

"That thing belongs in a museum." "We all do."


A student of mathematics, I've learned the following about Chuck Norris:
Chuck Norris doesn't assume the axiom of choice, he is the axiom of choice. Equivalently, a set doesn't have a well-ordering, until Chuck Norris decides to give it one. And in case you're wondering, if every chain in a partially ordered set P has an upper bound in P, then P contains a maximal element, because Chuck Norris wills it.
See axiom of choice (Wikipedia.org), well-ordering theorem (Wikipedia.org), Zorn's lemma (Wikipedia.org)

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