'The Expendables 2' features just about every action star of the 80's. If you grew up with these guys, it works as a great nostalgia trip.
The premise: Our team of action heroes gets betrayed on an overseas mission and they set out for revenge.
Sure, there are dopey scenes, but the action sequences are great, with Chuck Norris's character stealing every scene he is in. Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a great bad guy and his fight scenes with Sylvester Stallone are some of the best I've seen in a while.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the other hand, seemed a bit rusty—but really, he's never been much of an actor anyway.
The action is non-stop, from the opening scene to the climatic airport battle. It's fun to watch.
The flick-o-meter gives The Expendables 2 a four out of five. It's a fun flick and a great end to the summer movie season.
Showtimes at the Edwards Aliso Stadium 20: 11:50 a.m.; 12:55 2:20 3:50 4:55 6:45 7:30 9:30 and 10:15 p.m.