Bruce Will Be Back (The Expendables 2)
The Expendables 2 is so chock-full of badasses that the screen has difficulty holding them all at once. It was a film that brought together, if only for a few seconds, the badasses of yesteryear (Stallone, Schwartzenegger, Van Damme, Norris, Lundgren and our own Mr. Willis) with the badasses of today and tomorrow (Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Terry Crews). And while it will never claim to be a great work of cinematic art, it was undoubtedly a work of cinematic badassery.
One of the more epic moments comes when Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwartzenegger and Bruce Willis all pick up guns together and blow some stuff up. Bruce’s Mr. Church is helped along in his badassness by his fellow Planet Hollywood compatriots. I was so pleased to see Mr. Church, who only gets a few awesome seconds on screen in the first Expendables, finally getting to shoot things.
But the moment that really stands out is when he says to Arnie “You already got to be back. I’ll be back.”
Taking over another badass’s signature line? Yeah. You got to be awesome for that.
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