TV & FILM
bill-swift - August 11, 2012
The Expendables was one of the guiltiest pleasures to grace cinemas in 2010.
Sylvester Stallone got together with his good friends Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin to destroy every single human beings who came before them.
Rocky must have had so much fun with the original that he's decided to make a second instalment and it will be with us on August 17th.
But one of the biggest reasons for The Expendables 2 success is because many viewers use it as a nostalgia trip. They're the cinematic equivalent of a 2012 Rolling Stones concert.
Everyone knows that they are past it, but you might just catch a glint of the talent that made them what they are.
So to help you remember, here are the most bad ass movie moments from the stars of The Expendables 2.
Sylvester Stallone, Rambo - Rocky Balboa is Stallone's most loved character. But it's through his Vietnam veteran, John Rambo, that he unleashes his inner anguish and despite being in his 60s for the latest instalment in 2008, the stallion proved that he's still got it. It's the greatest of the four and it's impossible to pick a single moment as it's a 90-minute gorefest. And we wouldn't want it any other way.
Jason Statham, Crank 2 : High Voltage - Any film that starts with Jason Statham falling out of helicopter and landing in the middle of an intersection, and still surviving is pretty good by me! This tremendous opening signals the start of a crazy 96 minutes that is probably the closest J.S will ever come to being in an art film.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kickboxer - As Kurt Sloane JCVD does battle with Tong Po, Thailand's undefeated kickboxing champion, a fighter who has paralysed his brother Eric with his brutal efforts. Kurt decides that his retribution will come in the form of defeating Tong and when he does it is beautiful viewing. Surely the police should have got involved at some point.
Bruce Willis, Die Hard - You can't mention Brucey's name without thinking of John McClane and Nakatomi Plaza. Take your pick from either running across glass, strangling a German or leaping from a window attached to a hose. I'd go with the latter.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator - Ever since appearing in the nude in an alleyway, Arnie has been a mainstay of pop culture. It probably helps that throughout James Cameron's classic he looks cool and slays anyone in his way. It was his first two kills of the wrong Sarah Connors that showed off his talents and live longest in the memory.
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