Continuing the trend of this week being the most amazing week in the history of weeks for trailers (an exaggeration, sure, but let's go with it), the very first "Expendables 2" teaser trailer hit last night, and it's bound to make action junkies weak at the knees.
Yes, the "Ex2" trailer is light on Schwarzenegger. But whoa, when Arnie makes his appearance firing a machine gun off at who-knows-what, it's enough to guarantee that the Trench we're meeting here is much happier to flex his badass muscles than the guy we saw in the first "Expendables." Plus, what the trailer lacks in Schwarz it more than makes up for in Bruce Willis. The erstwhile John McClane is increasingly looking like the villain of the piece against a Sly and Arnie team-up, and that's just too fantastic for a die-hard action fan (see what I did there?) to ignore.
In addition to the "Expendables 2" trailer, Apple debuted a plot description alongside the first look at footage... and depending on your interpretation, major spoilers lie ahead.
The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way….
So, uh, did the entire plot just get spoiled? Certainly we now know an Expendable is going to die. Will we see the previously rumored Mickey Rourke bite the dust, or are we talking about another hero altogether -- perhaps the seemingly easily expendable (see what I did again?) Toll Road or Hale Caesar? We'll see. But while we're here, let's just give a salute to the fact that Hemsworth's character is named Billy the Kid. If only Emilio Estevez had been frozen back in 1988 ala Stallone's "Demolition Man," he could be part of this crew.
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