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New Expendables 2 Trailer Arrives
In a word: 'SHABALABABOOM'

03 May 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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The teaser trailer for the full Expendables 2 trailer below - yes, yes indeed - was essentially an excitable introduction from Terry Crews and a series of explosions.

This full-length version has much, much more, including a few words of wisdom from Sly himself, just to get you into the mood.

As you'd expect from a movie that assembled the greatest action cast ever assembled, then added even more action stars - Bruce Willis and Arnie get bigger roles; Jean-Claude Van Damme finally gets on board - it's big, it's boisterous, and it's got hella loud explosions.

Each big name gets his own beat, such as Arnie's nice little aside about the size of Smart cars as well as, um, another weird knife pun from Lee "The Stath" Christmas - no limericks this time, perhaps? - but generally it's a deluge of explosions, action sight gags and some awesome-sounding words from some incredibly muscly men.

If the first Expendables didn't explode your world - for want of a better phrase - it's important to remember that this one is directed by Con Air's Simon West (who was also behind Statham's The Mechanic recently), which may persuade you to take a second look.

Also, when Arnie says, "I'm back" - does that work? We need your thoughts on that one, so let us know what you think in the comment box below.

The Expendables 2 is out August 17.


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RE: RE:
L: DancingClown L: Biggus L: DancingClown L: 7eke Arnie saying im back made me cringe eah, me too. But I loved the bit with the Ka. t's a Smart car. h. Watched it again and actually the bit where Arnie pulls the door off looks crap. LOL, if only they had used the damn KA More

Posted by 7eke at 09:27 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

Thought the first one was unwatchable; bad acting, bad dialogue, boring action - a right load of old toss. This looks quite fun though! More

Posted by Bosskatte at 09:08 on 09 May 2012 | Report This Post

think i'll wait for the dvd More

Posted by 7eke at 19:15 on 08 May 2012 | Report This Post

exp 2
looks real cool. great action sequences and greater stars. fingers crossed :-D More

Posted by HERMES_67 at 13:40 on 07 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I'm Back
Looks pretty cool to be fair. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 18:16 on 06 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I'm Back
Bloody double-post. More

Posted by DancingClown at 15:44 on 06 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I'm Back
I am attempting to post a gif that expresses confusion. You will just have to imagine it for now. More

Posted by DancingClown at 15:43 on 06 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I'm Back
I think Jet Li will be successfully completed his mission before he died. I have read this content, it is not what I like. More

Posted by huylang at 12:02 on 06 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Biggus L: DancingClown L: 7eke Arnie saying im back made me cringe eah, me too. But I loved the bit with the Ka. t's a Smart car. h. Watched it again and actually the bit where Arnie pulls the door off looks crap. More

Posted by DancingClown at 16:30 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

Cool.. but
It looks very cool indeed and rather badass, particularly good to see Norris and Arnie blowing shit up However, my viewing was ruined what looked an absolutely awful peice of editing or something, what. is. with the way that arnie pulls the door off the smart car? It just floats off More

Posted by Red at 00:48 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

I'm Back
I think it might have sounded less forced if the words were "told you I'll be back". It seems a little cheap but I will forgive as it's Arnie and I love Arnie! More

Posted by Big Red at 18:30 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: DancingClown L: 7eke Arnie saying im back made me cringe eah, me too. But I loved the bit with the Ka. t's a Smart car. More

Posted by Biggus at 15:48 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

How many films has Arnie said 'I'm back' in?
Well it looks better than the first, which isn't hard seeing as it was terrible. Even as a throwback to action movies of the mid 80s it failed. Anyway, this looks far better. More

Posted by evildave69 at 11:49 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

This. Looks. IMMENSE!!!
Let's be honest, the first one took itself way to seriously and it took forever to get going, but the last 30 minutes or so were brilliant. This looks like the last 30 minutes...for two hours!!! Bring it on. Dodgy "I'm back!" lines and all. More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 10:53 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

They're back!
Looks great!!! More

Posted by olirog at 09:22 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

They're back!
Looks great!!! More

Posted by olirog at 09:22 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

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L: 7eke Arnie saying im back made me cringe eah, me too. But I loved the bit with the Ka. More

Posted by DancingClown at 09:06 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

Sly vs Van Damme showdown
Not so excited about a Sly vs Van Damme showdown, now a Seagal vs Van Damme showdown, there's a prospect. My worry about this film is the same this I had with Rocky Balboa - made far too late. Arnie and Sly should have been in a film yonks ago. As soon as I get over that, I'll enjoy this film. More

Posted by colinnaraine at 06:38 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

Sly vs Van Damme showdown
Not so excited about a Sly vs Van Damme showdown, now a Seagal vs Van Damme showdown, there's a prospect. My worry about this film is the same this I had with Rocky Balboa - made far too late. Arnie and Sly should have been in a film yonks ago. As soon as I get over that, I'll enjoy this film. More

Posted by colinnaraine at 06:38 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

Sly vs Van Damme showdown
Not so excited about a Sly vs Van Damme showdown, now a Seagal vs Van Damme showdown, there's a prospect. My worry about this film is the same this I had with Rocky Balboa - made far too late. Arnie and Sly should have been in a film yonks ago. As soon as I get over that, I'll enjoy this film. More

Posted by colinnaraine at 06:38 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

Arnie saying im back made me cringe More

Posted by 7eke at 00:55 on 04 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Expendables Never Die
L: BenTramer I'm glad Sly will get to kick Van Damme's ass for being so snotty when he offered him a part in the first Expendables. hope they develop the characters better this time,hem stronger dialogue and some different set-pieces not just blowing stuff up real good for the sake of it. sm=happy07.gif]py07.gif] You're in the wrong film, buddy. More

Posted by directorscut at 23:33 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: New Expendables 2 Trailer Arrives
Watching the trailer made me surprisingly excited, and that big grin, last seen the whole way through the last movie, returned. Looks mega fun. More

Posted by juanvasquez at 23:30 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

Awesome love these guys, the "i'm back" line made me laugh presume there will be alot more context in the final film though. Over the top nonsense like this makes for a much more enjoyable film than something like the Hunger Games of recent. If anyone is left after this one I think they should get Shane Black to write direct the 3rd one. More

Posted by durelius at 23:23 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Expendables Never Die
This does actually look like a lot more fun than the first. More

Posted by jcthefirst at 23:03 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Expendables Never Die
Its going to be frikin awesome!!!!!! Finally some real action heroes with some real explosions, yeaaaaaaaaaah!!!! More

Posted by Spaldron at 22:49 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

Hmmm
Nonsense Nonsense Nonsense More

Posted by Tosschops at 22:44 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Expendables Never Die
I've got high hopes for this one, it looks like the film the first 'Expendables should have been. More

Posted by Hood_Man at 22:41 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

Expendables Never Die
I'm glad Sly will get to kick Van Damme's ass for being so snotty when he offered him a part in the first Expendables. I just hope they develop the characters better this time, give them stronger dialogue and some different set-pieces not just blowing stuff up real good for the sake of it. More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:46 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
looks brilliant!! though it looks like jet li could be the one to check out?? More

Posted by Frank Castle at 21:42 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

My shoe is bigger than this car. Love it. Chuck Norris looks camp but he can slam a revolving door because he is Chuck Norris. Dont think ill go to the cinema but still worth a watch. More

Posted by cpt swordfish at 21:24 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

My shoe is bigger than this car. Love it. Chuck Norris looks camp but he can slam a revolving door because he is Chuck Norris. Dont think ill go to the cinema but still worth a watch. More

Posted by cpt swordfish at 21:23 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

What can I say...
...fucking brilliant!!! :D More

Posted by sean_a_h at 21:22 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

I loved the "I'm back" More

Posted by IndyJ at 20:40 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

There's so much botox in this trailer you expect Carrie Bradshaw to turn up :s
Please... GROW. OLD. GRACEFULLY :s More

Posted by The Watcher at 20:37 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

The first one was entertaining.
Hopefully this will be an improvement though from the looks of the trailer it will be good and im really hoping that schwarznegger and willis do something interesting and the funniest bit: 'I'm back' I cant wait for this its gonna be good. More

Posted by lewisb548 at 20:10 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

The first one was entertaining.
More

Posted by lewisb548 at 20:08 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

My heroes look old!
Though who can't be excited by the thought of Stallone and Van Damme kicking seven bells out of each other. The 'I'm Back!' line makes me wish I had more eyes to roll than the two in my head. I'll watch this on Movies on Demand one drunken night for sure though. More

Posted by Latex Zebra at 20:06 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

spot on
looks great, cheesy, badly acted, but great all the same. cant wait! More

Posted by mclane1 at 19:56 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

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