All anyone had to do to get us in theaters to watch “The Expendables 2” is list off the movie’s impressively action-oriented cast. The new trailer for the flick easily could have done just that, but instead Lionsgate decided to toss in some epic explosions and gunfights to sweeten the deal
The ensemble action flick looks like it’s ramped everything we loved in its 2010 predecessor and more. There’s more stars, with the additions of Liam Hemsworth, Yu Nan and Chuck Norris. There’s more drama, as the plot synopsis for the movie tells us that one of the Expendables is killed during one of their missions. And there’s more Arnold Schwarzenegger, as we can tell by his snappy one liner, “I’m back.”
We don’t see much of Jet Li in this trailer, so it seems like maybe he is the most expendable Expendable as we previously speculated. Regardless of who gets the axe, this flick’s all-star line-up is enough to get us coming back for more. Unless it’s Chuck Norris who gets killed, in which case that’s unacceptable.
“The Expendables” hits theaters on August 17. The movie follows our favorite hired killers as they track down a group planning on stealing six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium, which is enough to change the balance of world power. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Li, Dolph Lundgren, Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Schwarzenegger.