Plenty of Jokes & Explosions in New TV Spot for 'The Expendables 2'

May 31, 2012
Source: Deadline

The Expendables 2

"You're terminated." Ah, yes, it's been awhile since we had some meta jokes referencing the previous films of Arnold Schwarzenegger from a film in which he himself is starring. There's like plenty more in store when The Expendables 2 hits theaters later this summer, but for now you're going to have to settle for a couple new ones in this one-minute TV spot with plenty of action, and a rundown of all the veteran action stars in this film (and a couple younger ones too) in case you forgot that Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Schwarzenegger were teaming up for the first time to take down Jean Claude Van Damme.

Watch the first TV spot for Simon West's The Expendables 2, via Deadline:

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should've been an easy job, but when one of their men is murdered, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

The Expendables 2 is directed by British filmmaker Simon West, of movies like Con Air, The General's Daughter, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Purple Mountain and The Mechanic previously. The screenplay was written by Sylvester Stallone, who directed the first one but not this one. Lionsgate is releasing Expendables 2 from Millennium Films / Nu Image starting on August 17th later this summer. You in for this one!?

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  • NeoSlyfer
    The Testosterone is over 9000!
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    After seeing the Avengers? I'll pass on this one
    • Meow
      Go see the sequel to "Eat, Pray, Love," then. Or better yet, the non-existent follow-up to Scott Pilgram. Nerd.
      • JP
        Good one...
      • McWilly
        Scott Pilgrim 2 is in negotiations now. Douche Nugget.
        • Meow
          Yeah, now showing on G4. Nerds.
      • HarryFiddleSticks
        "Eat, Pray, Love". Truly the best fictional works that nerds kill for to watch.
    • Yaboykel
      That's the shit Sly was talking about. About bad-asses being bad-asses without blinking fireballs. Superhero movies are tainting the action genre. I like superhero movies, don't get me wrong. But I like old school guns and hand to hand combat better.
      •  I agree with some of what you say, but I don't think the Superhero movies are tainting the Action Genre. To me, Superhero movies are more of a sub-genre of Sci-Fi, with the action being secondary. Kind of like Sci-Fi and Action got together and had a kid, and that kid was Superhero movie. Granted sometimes the action is more in your face with some of them, but the story is always a Sci-Fi story.  
        • Bithki
          Sci Fi??? What trailer did you just watch? There isn't anything Sci Fi about this movie... just classic old scholl butt whooping
          • Read the whole conversation if you are going to comment, Yaboykel was saying how Superhero movies were ruining the Action genre, and I was just saying those types of films (Superhero) are more Sci-Fi then action. I never said The Expendables 2 was Sci-Fi. That's just silly talk.
      • go watch the raid redemption..
    • After reading your comment? You're a moron.
      • HarryFiddleSticks
        Inspiring words Mr Tranny
    • Bithki
      Two completely different types of movies dude. Don;t know why anyone that likes Action movies would "Pass" on either movies (Unless you are very young and just don't get classic action flicks)
      • HarryFiddleSticks
        The problem for me is that the first movie did not have the charm of those classic action flicks in my eyes, so that's mostly the reason for me to not watch the sequel.
        • Bithki
          Yeah.. definately different that those classic action movies.... still going to watch for sure. Maybe its just seeing them all together and sort of relivimg the past a bit
    • Marc201072
      Okay, there completely different movies but its your opinion, just have a relevant one next time.
      • HarryFiddleSticks
        Sorry Marc for not having the intellectual standards as yourself. Must be the reason why you put random numbers after your name.
    • Solo_Calrissian
      totally your right to pass, but there's no denying that this movie knows what it is and isn't trying to be anything else...
      • HarryFiddleSticks
        Thank you Solo for a normal answer on a silly comment that was not meant to be taken serious. Thank you for using your brain.
        • Bithki
          Agreed. Thanks Solo & Harry
  • SkylerB619
    Really only interested in seeing Van Damme kick ass.
    • LosZombies
      Im actually fucking psyched that he's playing the villain 😀 I dont think Ive ever seen him as a villain to be honest..
      • Big Chad
        You should watch No Retreat, No Surrender. One of his first movies and he did play the bad guy. Pretty well too
        • LosZombies
           Sweet! Thanks for the tip 😀
    • Solo_Calrissian
      for sure!  I always thought he'd be a good bad guy.  (As a kid I always liked the mean twin better in Double Impact) ha!
  • Race Bannon
    really wish this was rated R
    • You can thank Norris for that one
      • Stavi
        A single Chuck Norris roundhouse kick is the equivalent of 17 "holy shits", 81 "god damns", 134 "sons of bitches", and over 9000 "FUCKS"!
        • Chip_Tha_Ripper
          there are jokes about norris only because he his a joke. on that same subject bruce lee is no laughing matter.
          • Bithki
            A joke? Are you high? (Guess you might be) Norris is one of the greatest all time action movie icons. Of course he belongs here. His early movies were just great and didn't require him dropping the "F" bomb every second to try to be tough, just stood tow to toe with the villian, took his licks and came back for more. The dude is a real man from a tme it it was ok to be a man
  • grimjob
    So awesome!!
  • wushuchild
    Jet li dies then, that's a shame.
  • Chris
    WHAT??  SO is it Jet Li that gets knocked out in this one? That's BS.  Still need to see this movie!
    • grimjob
      I figured it would have been Rourke's character, since he's nowhere to be found.
    • LosZombies
       Not like Li would be an essential part to the story anyway. :/
      • Jarno
  • Guest3324
    I just grew a third testicle.
  • Looks balls. In a bad way. Hopefully some of those actors can hang up their muscles now and go back to being pensioners.
    • Bithki
    • Marc201072
      Said the tiny little girl.
    • grimjob
      Is 'Looking balls' ever a good thing?
      • he he he. Depends on the size of the balls.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    PG-13 "Expandable" movie is Very expandable (for me)
  • guest 1235
    They already said they changed it to R, even though the TV spot says its not rated yet
  • Nuts4you
    If this ends up PG-13 I wont be going to go see it.
    • Bithki
      Why for god's sake..... It's doesn't always need to be about boobs and dropping "F" bombs. These movie are just adreniline pumping, shooting people, stuff blowing up, chessy one liner have a good time movies
      • Marc201072
        If its pg 13 they have to cut down the violence. Thats what people are talking about.
        • Bithki
          Well Markie... you must have watched a completely different trailer than I did....cut down on the violence...really?
  • LosZombies
    Am I the only one that feels like Hemsworth doesn't belong in that group?... :l
    • thechillerdewd
      YOu're not the only one...also I think Chuck Norris doesn't belong in this movie. this guy stinks!
      • Bithki
        Chuck is the man. You must be too young to really have appreciated the old classic action movies. Ones where the good guy got his ass kicked then came back swinging stronger the next time Not nescasarily great acting just good old fashion good vs evil and toe to toe kicking butt 
  • Sdestrippy
    this movie is rated r avengers was boring for me i already knew they were gonna win i dont give shit bout gys in tights this is a real mans movie unless ur under 18
    • Bithki
      Well said!!
    • Marc201072
      Oh ya and its a mystery if the good guys will win in this movie....... Think first bud.
      • Tonker
        of course they'll win , how can they lose ..? 😉
    • Lamar
       Forgive me,'re an idiot.
  • rockkicker
    13 year old boys: see this movie to enter manhood
  • Every teaser, trailer and TV spot has show that exact same Chuck Norris clip.  I wonder if he's only in the movie for 30 seconds.
  • Kavikah
    Testo-Stallone!!!! I will watch this and enjoy it for what it is.




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