The year wouldn’t be right if we didn’t end it with some bad movie watching. Namely, The Expendables 2 and Wrath of the Titans. We had hopes of watching The Hobbit on Christmas day, but were too exhausted when we got to the hotel so we opted for the in-room movie option instead. We’d hoped for Skyfall, but our best option ended up being The Expendables 2. Not a movie we’d normally have spent $20 on, but lazy, tired beggars can’t be choosers. Hotel snacks and pop were $2.50 each, so it really added to the experience.
|"Can we move my moustache a little to the right?"|
We also played “Track Stallone’s Moustache,” which was the sequel to “How Much Eyeliner is Stallone Wearing?” in the first movie.
Overall, an okay movie, but the first made its point and had more fun with the corny moments. This one tried too hard to find the magic and get the other '80s action stars involved (I miss you, Steven Seagal! Just kidding.). Unfortunately, that apparently meant sacrificing Jet Li, which was unfortunate, since he and Jason Statham were the highlights of the first film. At least they let Jet have a moment to do his thang in a room full of baddies who conveniently did not have guns before he left. Surprisingly, Jean Claude van Damme was actually pretty good as the bad guy. At least, as long as he kept his sunglasses on and wasn’t freaking us out with his freaky robot eyes. Oh, I almost forgot. This installment added a female to the action. We IMDB’d thinking she must have been an action star that we missed out on, but nope. Maybe Michelle Yeoh wasn’t available?
|The real reason I watch this movie.|
At least we didn’t pay to watch this movie, and thankfully, our bad sequels to bad movies marathon will be replaced by good sequels to good movies when TMN airs Sherlock Holmes tomorrow.