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The Expendables 2


  • The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American ensemble action film directed by Simon West, written by Richard Wenk and Sylvester Stallone and based on a story by Ken Kaufman, David Agosto and Wenk

The Expendables 2 facts

  • Brian Tyler returned to score the film
  • It is the sequel to the 2010 action film The Expendables, and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • The story follows the mercenary group known as "the Expendables" as they undertake a seemingly simple mission which evolves into a quest for revenge against rival mercenary Jean Vilain, who murdered one of their own and threatens the world with a deadly weapon
  • It is the second installment in The Expendables film series
  • Principal photography took place over 14 weeks (beginning in September 2011) on an estimated $100 million budget
  • Film locations included Bulgaria, Hong Kong and New Orleans
  • Controversy arose over the accidental death of a stuntman and environmental damage caused during filming in Bulgaria
  • The film was released in Europe on August 16, 2012 and in North America the following day
  • The Expendables 2 grossed over $310 million worldwide, with its greatest success outside North America
  • Critics generally considered the film an improvement over its predecessor (citing an increased use of humor and action scenes), but its plot and dialogue received negative reviews

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