Expendables 2 Game Trailer Breaks Your Face

Expendables 2 Game Trailer Breaks Your Face

Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren are not happy with how things are working out.

Rather like William Hurt in A History of Violence, I was a tad bewildered by the way The Expendables put together such a stellar cast of action stars and then delivered such a disappointing experience. Once bitten, twice shy, as they say, and so I expect more of the same from The Expendables 2, coming in August, and even less from the tie-in videogame being made by Ubisoft. But this trailer sure is fun - assuming, that is, that watching two dangerously psychotic slabs of muscle beat the hell out of a restrained gamer is your idea of a good time for everyone.

The unfortunate button-masher is, quite obviously, a proxy for your ham-handed inability to get through a level without getting your guys repeatedly killed, so the whole thing should be sufficiently meta to keep complaints about "torture as entertainment" to a minimum. And if that doesn't work out, backup distraction is provided by the awesomely violent gameplay on display. I particularly like how you can block a punch with your left arm and then immediately level a shotgun with your right and blast a guy in the junk from six inches away. Man, that's gotta hurt.

It's a bit early yet to call it a theme but Ubisoft does seem to be developing a taste for charismatic lunatics in its game trailers. And while Terry Crews can't quite manage the same level of charm as the Insane Wahine, he does have an awfully nice smile.

The Expendables 2 hits the PlayStation Network on August 1, and Xbox Live and the PC on August 17.

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I wondered why I never heard anything about A History of Violence after that first trailer.
I will give these guys some credit though: It takes real effort to make a trailer that looks worse that The Expendables movie itself.

Horrible just horribl, I feel for the unlucky sods who are the devs for this.

Wait... does that meen that someone had to WATCH THE MOVIE in order to make this game?

Oh, dear God, I feel sorry for them.

I liked the Expendables, so I feel like this game's gonna be fun, no matter what others may think. It looks interesting.

I never have high expectations from movie tie-in games, and this doesn't really change that.

However, I did enjoy the first movie. It wasn't a smart movie, but I found it entertaining. I think Bob's mostly upset that Scott Pilgrim came out the same day, and The Expendables completely overshadowed it.

I completely support the fact that this isn't an FPS. If this is done well, it could (I know, I know, Movie tie in, but I can dream) actually be worth getting if only because it's not identical to everything else currently being released. Right now it looks like a sort of Marvel Ultimate Alliance/Freedom Fighters type thing, which could be good times.

/inb4 Matthew94 and Hazy992 with their Terry Crews fandom.

UNHchabo:
I never have high expectations from movie tie-in games, and this doesn't really change that.

However, I did enjoy the first movie. It wasn't a smart movie, but I found it entertaining. I think Bob's mostly upset that Scott Pilgrim came out the same day, and The Expendables completely overshadowed it.

That was my impression. That and it also pandered to a different kind of audience. If they got Lungren in a super hero costume, Bob would have probably sung the movie's praises from the highest hill, but because its jockish and Reaganesque...

The Expendables is that kind of dumb fun movie that I find a joy to watch. Let's be clear here, when I say "dumb fun", I'm not saying audiences have to switch their brains off or lower their standards to enjoy the movie. To me, dumb fun essentially means a movie that correctly massages the right portion of my brain, so that the enjoyment outweighs any lingering observations of bad acting or crummy dialogue. So I look foward to the sequel, and hell, maybe I'll even take a look at this tacky looking tie-in game.

an inevitably shitty game for an inevitably shitty movie. I'm surprised Bob hasn't chipped in on this, but he probably doesn't (rightfully) care.

i am hoping its like
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but it surely will turn into another sanctum of slime.

DVS BSTrD:
I wondered why I never heard anything about A History of Violence after that first trailer.
I will give these guys some credit though: It takes real effort to make a trailer that looks worse that The Expendables movie itself.

I think what Chalk is trying to say is that, like William Hurt's CHARACTER in A History of Violence, he too is bewildered and confused.

History of Violence itself was fantastic and one of the most audacious and bold films of quite a long while.

Cue ps2 generation graphics.

All kidding aside, it'll probably be so-so, at best. The reason that these games are so sub-par or mediocre at best is not only because it's a cash-in, but because of their rapid release. Movies and games can't be made in the same time-frames. It'll kill every movie-tie, regardless of the heart behind it.

ok, dint mind the movie. was just an ok action movie to watch but this game looks awful. ill pass on that.

Wow does that game footage look like crap.

I'd beat up tied up people with my huge muscles if I had an arsenal of Old Spice too.

Looks like a sure-fire masterpiece. I'll take 800 copies.

This is why I took the E3 scandal not very seriously. It's pretty hard to think of a time over the last 15 years where this sort of thing and this type of reaction to it has happened in and out of press conferences. The only difference this year was that we had a few games which were a little bit cleverer and maybe even disapproved a little bit and we couldn't quite grasp that, same way some Hollywood media couldn't understand the Hunger Games

 

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