As I read some reviews for Expendables 2 I come across critic Allison Willmore's take on the film. It's not a kind review, she shreds the film, but one of her principle criticisms sounds like a good thing to me. I'm assuming this is supposed to be scathing, but it sounds like smart directing/editing/producing to me. She begins:
It isn't a movie - it's more like the world's most expensive, elaborate viral video, making a detour to the big screen before being broken up into more easily consumable segments to be consumed on YouTube.
Oh, you mean this film will become an internet meme, clips recycled throughout cyberspace, gaining more and more attention? If I developed this movie, and read this blurb, I'd high-five my fellow Expendables 2 investors, because you just found a way to stay relevant for an extended period of time. Now, that's an accomplishment.
It's not about being good. It's about being different. If you're looking for something to do this weekend in Sacramento, and Roseville, and see this film, let us know what you think.