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The Expendables 2

Rated R 103 minutes 2012

This sequel to Sylvester Stallone's 2010 action hit shares its predecessor's strengths and weaknesses: like the first movie, it offers the simple pleasure of seeing over-the-hill action stars make fun of themselves (Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews get the funniest bits) but also indulges in an ugly celebration of massacring foreigners. This time around Stallone's team of mercenaries take on Jean-Claude Van Damme (whose character is actually named Vilain) and his rival team, which has seized a plutonium mine in eastern Europe. Simon West takes over directing duties from Stallone; with Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Director: Simon West

Producer: Avi Lerner, Kevin Templeton, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Jon Feltheimer, Jason Constantine, Eda Kowan, Basil Iwanyk, Guymon Casady, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, Yu Nan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger

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