Self-referential, cheesy, dialogue-light, and not nearly as enjoyable as the first one. Of course that one had a lot to live up to, what with its plot and character-development, meager though they both were. Yes I laughed at this one, but at times I wasn’t certain if I laughed at the funny parts or the campiness of it all.
And I’m still a little confused about the role of Maggie. Was she CIA? Chinese? OK, she was Chinese, but was she working for America? Confusion.
- Supporting characters still awesome
- Explosions per minute not all gratuitous
- Fun to see everyone together
- Moved the ‘story’ right along.
- Chuck Norris. Cause he’s just that awesome
- Awesome supporting cast shoved to the background in favor of Bruce, Arnold, and Chuck who had more buddy-buddy scenes with Sly than plot-moving ones.
- Predictability. Who didn’t see that coming with Liam Hemsworth? My fellow movie-goers and I had a bet 10 minutes into the movie.
- Is Jean-Claude Van Damme that old and out of shape, or did they purposely not include his signature ass-kicking?
I could go on, but doing so would probably ruin what enjoyability I did take away from the movie. All in all, I give it a C. And I think that’s because of sentimentality and Jason Statham and Terry Crews