Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bruce Willis. Sylvestor Stallone. They briefly appeared together on screen in 2010, but Schwarzenegger was still the Governator at the time and Bruce Willis had better things to do. Flash ahead two years and The Expendables 2 is promising more of the three actors, not just cameos. Time will tell, but let’s repeat those names once more. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bruce Willis. Sylvestor Stallone. It’s like a sweet wine teasing the palate.
The movie also stars other “reputable” action stars like Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. For action fans, that’s a pretty awesome cast… even better than the first one.
I would be excited if not for the fact that the first movie was so dreadfully bad. But with a different director and an A-list cast (if Schwarzenegger and Willis still count as A-listers), The Expendables 2 could be worth it. At the very least, the first movie poster for the movie is pretty damn cool (though where is Jet Li?).
The Expendables 2 opens in theaters on August 17, 2012.