Review: The Expendables 2

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

It’s rare that the second movie is better then the first one, but this one is, and if you are a fan of the 80s movies then you really have to watch this one. And this time they brought in Chuck Norris & Jean Claude Van Damme, a true 80s action packed movie, with a damn good bad guy, true 80s style but modernized for our time. The fine art of 80s/90s action movies has been lost and we are stuck with very complex stories requiring our complete attention to know what the hell is going in a movie. You get the right dosage of a story with more action and Chuck Norris thrown in for good measure, how could this not be good. You know there are movie one liners that you will always remember like “Yippy Ka Yay Mother Fucker!!”. Well this one is filled with them and you will love every moment of it. When Chuck Norris joins the battle, Arnie sighs and moans, ‘Who’s next… Rambo?’, that is the best of the movie. At one point in the film, Arnie turns to Bruce and Sly and says, ‘we belong in a museum’. In a way, he’s right. This is the last gasp of this type of film and perhaps the perfect homage to a golden age.

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Review: Blitz

A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

I do enjoy movies with Jason Statham, he always seems to be beating the crap out of someone, but this is something a little different for him. Chasing down a cop killer and they can’t seem to get the guy in the eyes of the Law. It isn’t his usual ass kicking in this movie but he does portray a very intimidating character in the movie and its an interesting story with a twist at the end.

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Review: The Expendables

An all-star cast of action-movie icons headline Sylvester Stallone’s explosive action thriller about a group of hard-nosed mercenaries who are double-crossed during a treacherous mission. Approached by the shadowy Church to overthrow tyrannical South American dictator General Gaza (David Zayas) and restore order to the troubled island country of Vilena, stoic soldier of fortune Barney Ross (Stallone) rounds up an unstoppable team that includes former SAS soldier and blade specialist Lee Christmas (Jason Statham); martial arts expert Yin (Jet Li); trigger-happy Hale Caesar (Terry Crews); cerebral demolitions expert Toll Road (Randy Couture); and haunted sniper Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a combat veteran who never misses his mark.

Now this was a rag tag bunch of guys blowing up cars, buildings, and pretty much everything else. I haven’t seen a movie such as this in a long time, not much of a script except for some very fun characters with a lot of fighting and shooting. I was excited to see The Expendables and it didn’t disapoint, its not going to win an Oscar but you will enjoy what Stallone and his crew have to offer, a great enjoyable movie. I am a really big fan of the action genre and this has all of the best stars wrapped up into one package. It’s every action junkies dream.

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The Mechanic – Trailer

I love Statham action flicks he really knows how to play the badass, and in this remake of the 1972 movie “The Mechanic” he pulls all the stops for it. The cast combination is pretty good Jason Statham is the main hitman taking care of different people based on the “jobs”, and Steve McKenna (Ben Foster) as his apprentice to become a hitman. Ben Foster knows how to play those mean and crazy looking guy perfectly with just a touch of insanity, he pulls of the character who becomes evil perfectly. With Donald Sutherland thrown into the mix, it looks like its going to be an perfect action-thriller movie.

The Expendables Trailer

Now this is a movie I have been hearing rumors about for a long time, all I kept hearing is that Stallone kept recurriting different actors and now you can see it in this trailer. This is exactly the type of movie I love watching, non-stop action with some humor thrown in. The best part is a lot of my favorite actors are in it, Jet Li and Jason Statham being the top two and the team is hilarious and the action is fantastic. Now we just have to wait for the release.

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Review: Transporter 3

Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina’s safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

There is a reason why I like Jason Statham films, he usually plays interesting roles or he is a no nonsense person who gets his answers one way or another. Some people aren’t that fond of the Transporter movies, but I like because its simple and entertaining to watch. He has a mission and on the way he beats up a hell of a lot of people. I don’t know how he works out or what he does but he is built like he is made out of stone. The story line is simple and realistic to follow, nothing to insane except for a few car stunts.

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Review: Crank High Voltage

Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

I enjoyed the crank because it was a high adrenaline action packed movie with a crazy storyline, and this picks up exactly where the other one left off. Somehow Chelios (Jason Statham) has survived his fall from 14’000 feet, and this time his heart has been taken by the triads and he only has a certain amount of power in the artificial heart, and he needs to keep charging it, any way he can find. This movie should be given a rating higher then R, its ridiculous, its hilarious, explosions, guns, the whole insanity of it is nonstop and pretty much nobody can stop Chelios, he is a killing machine who is out to complete his goal. If you want to watch a movie which requires little to no brain activity, but gets your blood pumping and your laughing your head off then this is it. The best part is the whole ridiculous story, and it even has an ending just as crazy as the first one. Be warned its not for the feint of heart.


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Review: Death Race

Jason Statham and cars is an automatic combination for a succesful movie. The title is just as it states, the United States just had an economic meltdown so private corporations have taken over a lot of the government roles and one of them is the penetentiary system. To make money out of the penetentiary system they have turned them into violent entertainment for the masses, and that resulted in the Death Race. The storyline is good, the acting is pretty good, and the action is nonstop. I do love the role that Jason Statham takes in this movie and how tough he is, he really is as strong as he looks. An action packed entertaining movie which is simple and to the point, if you like action then you will enjoy this movie.   

 

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Review: The Bank Job

When a small time criminal sees the biggest heist of the century right in front of him, it is just too good to be true. Unbeknown to him he is right in the middle of a very dirty affair, between the highest levels of the UK Government and the lowest vermin of the underworld. Terry (Jason Statham) sees that he and his team could make bundle from this bank heist, Martine is setting up most of the details. The are aiming for the safe deposit boxes with all the daimonds and cash, but they don’t know they contain secrets which everyone is after. The story revolves around a 1970s bank robbery on London’s Baker Street which there are still no details of. The movie is very well made with many twists and turns that keep you glued to the screen. Jason did an excellent job playing terry, with the perfect cast for this movie. I hope keeps making movies of this quality, any person will really enjoy this action packed movie.

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