I was disappointed when I watched it yesterday. I thought it was gonna be a super epic movie since it topped the box office chart. probably it was my bad for expecting the movie to be a smart action movie (I didn’t watch the 1st installment so I didn’t know what to expect) like Sherlock Holmes or something. It turns out that The Expendables 2 is just a pure action movie, fueled by testosterones of senior - if not old - action heroes, with lots of blood, gun-slinging, and massive budget to trash the sets.
Overall, not too bad but not that good either. But maybe it’s because I had too high of an expectation. I’d give it 2.5 out of 5.
anyway the pros from this movie are:
- Stallone’s badass lead of the team. the dude earns my respect only from his deep voice
- the cool effects
- Van Damme’s villain aura, he’s really good at it
and the cons are:
- flat story, I need the unpredictable!
- Hemsworth died too soon
- where is Jet Li??? he was just a cameo, might as well not to put his name on the credit roll
another mood booster track from Indonesia, this one’s from a very talented duo Endah N’ Rhesa. during my teenage years (yes, unfortunately I’m over 20s now so can’t call myself a teenager no more), I used to listen to indie music and Endah N’ Rhesa duo was one of my favorites.
soft vocal from Endah and beautiful guitarplay by Rhesa makes a perfect lullaby for an insomniac much like me. not to mention the lyrics are somewhat deep. kudos for Endah N’ Rhesa!