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First full trailer for The Expendables 2 explodes online

May. 3, 2012by: Paul Shirey

The '80's action kings are back in the first full trailer for THE EXPENDABLES 2!  The gang's all here, plus a few new additions, dealing out explosions, one-liners, bad accents, hokey dialogue, machine-gun fire, and a few walking-in-slow-motion scenes.

I won't keep you.  Enjoy:

This looks pretty damn fun and a lot more polished than the last outing, which is likely due to director Simon West's "music video" style.  I think it's a good fit and allows Stallone to focus on his character and handlebar moustache more. 

The PG-13/R-rating controversy is still raging for the film, but I can say that it looks promising either way.  We'd all prefer buckets of blood, I think, but if nothing else the film should be a damn hoot. 

We'll find out if our aging action stars can still deliver the goods when THE EXPENDABLES 2 opens fire on audiencies on August 17, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Stallone vs. Van Damme? Nice! Helicopter kick? Check! All is well in the world...
Source: IGN

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5:28PM on 05/04/2012
oh no, another awful digital looking crap movie. :(
oh no, another awful digital looking crap movie. :(
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2:52PM on 05/04/2012

Fuck this trailer!

It made my girlfriend grow a penis.
It made my girlfriend grow a penis.
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3:02AM on 05/04/2012

i am VERY hip to this news

this looked better than The Amazing Spiderman trailer....
this looked better than The Amazing Spiderman trailer....
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12:48AM on 05/04/2012
So, let me get this straight, in May we get Avengers, in June Prometheus, in July TDKR, and now in August we get THIS?! OOO BABY!!!

P.S. Does it look like Arnie & Willis teaming up at some point? Hell yeah!
So, let me get this straight, in May we get Avengers, in June Prometheus, in July TDKR, and now in August we get THIS?! OOO BABY!!!

P.S. Does it look like Arnie & Willis teaming up at some point? Hell yeah!
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12:36AM on 05/04/2012
Fuck. I don't know if I'll be man enough for this! And while it looks like my Chinese brotha Jet Li is getting shaft again, you've still got fuckin' Bruce, Ahnuld, JCVD! How can you beat that???
Fuck. I don't know if I'll be man enough for this! And while it looks like my Chinese brotha Jet Li is getting shaft again, you've still got fuckin' Bruce, Ahnuld, JCVD! How can you beat that???
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9:53PM on 05/03/2012

3 words

Yuri "Motherfucking" Boyka
Yuri "Motherfucking" Boyka
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9:49PM on 05/03/2012
I'm guessing Van Damme kills Jet Li to establish his badassery. And if Jet gets killed, Couture better get killed too. I need some heroic deaths if this film is gonna be the end all to action movies. That's what the first was missing out on.

I'd personally be satisfied if everyone died, but at the end Arnold emerges from the wreckage and lights a cigar and gives a witty one liner. In a perfect world....
I'm guessing Van Damme kills Jet Li to establish his badassery. And if Jet gets killed, Couture better get killed too. I need some heroic deaths if this film is gonna be the end all to action movies. That's what the first was missing out on.

I'd personally be satisfied if everyone died, but at the end Arnold emerges from the wreckage and lights a cigar and gives a witty one liner. In a perfect world....
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9:30PM on 05/03/2012

THis is how the first should of been...

KICK ASS HUGE like this. Not a fan of the first at all but this one looks hugely bad ass :)
KICK ASS HUGE like this. Not a fan of the first at all but this one looks hugely bad ass :)
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9:18PM on 05/03/2012
Awesome!! Just plain awesome!! This is the flick that we're been waiting for since the 80's and 90's. JVCD is gonna kick ass!!!
Awesome!! Just plain awesome!! This is the flick that we're been waiting for since the 80's and 90's. JVCD is gonna kick ass!!!
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8:43PM on 05/03/2012
My girlfriend is now pregnant after watching the trailer...and Chuck Norris is the father.
My girlfriend is now pregnant after watching the trailer...and Chuck Norris is the father.
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8:58PM on 05/03/2012
I bet the baby will come out squeaky clean -- no blood of course.
I bet the baby will come out squeaky clean -- no blood of course.
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8:27PM on 05/03/2012

fuck. Yeah!

love the one liners already, especially the Stath's.
Here's to hoping that Jet Li's character doesn't get killed off like I fear... and if he does then... well, then I hope he at least gets a couple more chances to kick some ass before he bites the dust!!!
love the one liners already, especially the Stath's.
Here's to hoping that Jet Li's character doesn't get killed off like I fear... and if he does then... well, then I hope he at least gets a couple more chances to kick some ass before he bites the dust!!!
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7:56PM on 05/03/2012
Looks like another indie art film with unknown cast, long takes and very few cuts.

(But for real: Oh, wow!)
Looks like another indie art film with unknown cast, long takes and very few cuts.

(But for real: Oh, wow!)
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7:30PM on 05/03/2012
They should release the movie on VHS after it's theatrical run. It's entirely too masculine for a disc.
They should release the movie on VHS after it's theatrical run. It's entirely too masculine for a disc.
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7:29PM on 05/03/2012
WOW...van damme still has that kick! Will be there opening night, brain once again neatly checked at the door!
WOW...van damme still has that kick! Will be there opening night, brain once again neatly checked at the door!
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7:17PM on 05/03/2012
There are some movies that you just have to see. The plot doesn't matter, the reviews don't matter, and there's no way your girlfriend will like it, so her opinion doesn't matter, but you still have to see it!
There are some movies that you just have to see. The plot doesn't matter, the reviews don't matter, and there's no way your girlfriend will like it, so her opinion doesn't matter, but you still have to see it!
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7:29PM on 05/03/2012
My girlfriend liked it...thats why i married her....
My girlfriend liked it...thats why i married her....
6:52PM on 05/03/2012

Hell yes.

I haven't actually read this article and there really is no need. I've just seen the trailer to a movie made for MEN, and it was good.
I haven't actually read this article and there really is no need. I've just seen the trailer to a movie made for MEN, and it was good.
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6:24PM on 05/03/2012
The fight at the end of the trailer between Stallone (throwing haymakers) and Van Damme (doing jump kicks) is worth the price of admission alone! I'm so sold on this movie, August can't get here soon enough.
The fight at the end of the trailer between Stallone (throwing haymakers) and Van Damme (doing jump kicks) is worth the price of admission alone! I'm so sold on this movie, August can't get here soon enough.
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6:11PM on 05/03/2012
Arnold definitely looks like the best part of this movie (besides the ridiculous action). The way he just ripped off the door and the "shoe is bigger..." line is classic Arnold. Loved it.
Arnold definitely looks like the best part of this movie (besides the ridiculous action). The way he just ripped off the door and the "shoe is bigger..." line is classic Arnold. Loved it.
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6:05PM on 05/03/2012
The lack of Jet Li in the trailer leads me to believe he also bites the bullet.
The lack of Jet Li in the trailer leads me to believe he also bites the bullet.
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6:02PM on 05/03/2012

Arnold's back!

Stallone's gonna get some serious Van Dammage!
Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer; too bad he's never cried!
Stallone's gonna get some serious Van Dammage!
Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer; too bad he's never cried!
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6:02PM on 05/03/2012
JCVD vs. Stallone... Oh GOD yes! Mangasm.
JCVD vs. Stallone... Oh GOD yes! Mangasm.
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6:01PM on 05/03/2012
Looks like what I was hoping the first one was gonna be. At least this time they have a villain who is actually worthy of them. Eric Roberts can play a cold-hearted asshole and Stone Cold can kick some serious ass, but his little tussle with Stallone was the only time I actually felt like anything happened.
Looks like what I was hoping the first one was gonna be. At least this time they have a villain who is actually worthy of them. Eric Roberts can play a cold-hearted asshole and Stone Cold can kick some serious ass, but his little tussle with Stallone was the only time I actually felt like anything happened.
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5:58PM on 05/03/2012

Unbelievable.

My testicles each grew a pair of testicles that were bigger than my original testicles while watching this.
My testicles each grew a pair of testicles that were bigger than my original testicles while watching this.
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5:56PM on 05/03/2012
My shoe is bigger than this car! Nice!!
My shoe is bigger than this car! Nice!!
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6:09PM on 05/03/2012
I know, i love that line! i thought it was better than his I'm Back line.
I know, i love that line! i thought it was better than his I'm Back line.
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5:25PM on 05/03/2012

ACTION IS BACK!

Loving Sly for bringing back some real red blooded, pure adrenaline, real shootem-up, blowem-up Action FLICK!

i can't wait, looks F*cking Great!!

Loving Sly for bringing back some real red blooded, pure adrenaline, real shootem-up, blowem-up Action FLICK!

i can't wait, looks F*cking Great!!

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5:17PM on 05/03/2012
HOLYSHIT!!! He's back!
This looks like a great time at the movies!
HOLYSHIT!!! He's back!
This looks like a great time at the movies!
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4:55PM on 05/03/2012

Oh Yeah

My favorite flavor of cheese!
My favorite flavor of cheese!
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4:52PM on 05/03/2012

KA-BOOM!!

BOOM! BANG BANG BANG BANG! KA-BLAM!
BOOM! BANG BANG BANG BANG! KA-BLAM!
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4:43PM on 05/03/2012
Awesome! I am no fan of Chuck Norris, but I love everyone else in this (and am really glad they're giving Schwarzenegger, my favorite action star, a bigger role).

The first one was great, this one may be even better.
Awesome! I am no fan of Chuck Norris, but I love everyone else in this (and am really glad they're giving Schwarzenegger, my favorite action star, a bigger role).

The first one was great, this one may be even better.
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4:16PM on 05/03/2012
Track 'em. Find 'em. Kill 'em.
Track 'em. Find 'em. Kill 'em.
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4:02PM on 05/03/2012

I like what I'm seeing so far

I also thought Stallone bit off more than he could chew with the first film, but this looks much better. I want to actually *see* the fight scenes, not just shaky-cam.

Also, I hope Liam Hemsworth's not the one to get killed in this flick. I suspect he has the goods to be a solid action star, and it would be nice to have an Expendable that doesn't need regular hits of Grecian Formula.

I also thought Stallone bit off more than he could chew with the first film, but this looks much better. I want to actually *see* the fight scenes, not just shaky-cam.

Also, I hope Liam Hemsworth's not the one to get killed in this flick. I suspect he has the goods to be a solid action star, and it would be nice to have an Expendable that doesn't need regular hits of Grecian Formula.

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3:59PM on 05/03/2012
Al: That was a beautiful, and lovely movie. I saw twenty two hooters, a bunch of guys were killedHad no story at all. (emotionally) it had...it had everything.
Al: That was a beautiful, and lovely movie. I saw twenty two hooters, a bunch of guys were killedHad no story at all. (emotionally) it had...it had everything.
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3:56PM on 05/03/2012

Incredible!

Can't wait to see this! Looks great. "I now pronounce you... man and knife." I LOVE THAT LINE! A great cheesy action moment. Hurry up and get here, August!
Can't wait to see this! Looks great. "I now pronounce you... man and knife." I LOVE THAT LINE! A great cheesy action moment. Hurry up and get here, August!
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3:39PM on 05/03/2012

Also...

I like the "I'm back," but wasn't the same exact line in T3, or are we just trying to forget about that?
I like the "I'm back," but wasn't the same exact line in T3, or are we just trying to forget about that?
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4:11PM on 05/03/2012
I feel he says this a little too much. In speeches and other movies.
I feel he says this a little too much. In speeches and other movies.
3:38PM on 05/03/2012

As a strong hater of the first...

I must say this looks badass. Seems like what the first should have been. From what I can tell, much better lighting, choreography, framing, particularly on the action. No more close-up, quick-cut, super-shaky-cam indistinguishable nonsense. Hopefully. Also looks more over the top, in a good way.
I must say this looks badass. Seems like what the first should have been. From what I can tell, much better lighting, choreography, framing, particularly on the action. No more close-up, quick-cut, super-shaky-cam indistinguishable nonsense. Hopefully. Also looks more over the top, in a good way.
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5:33PM on 05/03/2012
The first film barely had a budget, sly had to dip into his pocket for a lot of it. Even purchased the plane himself. They had to film a lot on their own. So in all that taken into consideration, they did a great job, and now with more capital they're rewarding us with yes a better film.
The first film barely had a budget, sly had to dip into his pocket for a lot of it. Even purchased the plane himself. They had to film a lot on their own. So in all that taken into consideration, they did a great job, and now with more capital they're rewarding us with yes a better film.
3:36PM on 05/03/2012
It had my money at "i"m back".. pure genius.
It had my money at "i"m back".. pure genius.
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3:19PM on 05/03/2012

Love It!!!

"I'm back!!!"
"I'm back!!!"
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3:16PM on 05/03/2012

I just...

splurged all over my keyboard.
splurged all over my keyboard.
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3:13PM on 05/03/2012
The only thing that could have possibly made this trailer more fucking badass was the Kumite theme!
The only thing that could have possibly made this trailer more fucking badass was the Kumite theme!
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3:10PM on 05/03/2012
PG-13 or R - it doesn't matter after seeing this - looks badass! Arnold is back!
PG-13 or R - it doesn't matter after seeing this - looks badass! Arnold is back!
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3:08PM on 05/03/2012
I think I grew an extra ball after this...
I think I grew an extra ball after this...
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3:06PM on 05/03/2012
Zipline!!!
Zipline!!!
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3:05PM on 05/03/2012
YES. THAT IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT. GOOD OL FASHIONED BARE NUCKLED ACTION. BUNCH OF SLACK JAWED FAGGOTS IN ACTION MOVIES NOWADAYS. THIS IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT.
YES. THAT IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT. GOOD OL FASHIONED BARE NUCKLED ACTION. BUNCH OF SLACK JAWED FAGGOTS IN ACTION MOVIES NOWADAYS. THIS IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT.
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5:36PM on 05/03/2012
wow, that was ignorant.. you couldn't think of an alternate word to use?
wow, that was ignorant.. you couldn't think of an alternate word to use?
5:41PM on 05/03/2012
Has anyone not seen Predator? He was quoting it...
Has anyone not seen Predator? He was quoting it...
1:58AM on 05/04/2012
If thats the case, i retract my comment, its hard to tell if someones quoting something at first read, esp with no quotations anywhere. Its not peoples first thoughts.
If thats the case, i retract my comment, its hard to tell if someones quoting something at first read, esp with no quotations anywhere. Its not peoples first thoughts.
3:04PM on 05/03/2012
Oh my god, Stallone is completely unintelligible. I can't wait.
Oh my god, Stallone is completely unintelligible. I can't wait.
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