Expendables 2 clip rocks up online: watch now

The Expendables 2 has released a first clip online over at Ain’t It Cool News , showcasing Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham doing what they do best.

That would be, primarily, wielding big weapons, flexing biceps, taking out generic bad guys and barking one liners that can only be said with a grimace.

The footage sees the beret-wearing tough guys ziplining through a jungle like the over-enthusiastic tagalongs that take a stag-do paintball trip too seriously, before falling down into a sticky situation.

The script seems to consist entirely of one-liners, and incumbent director Simon West ( Con Air ) isn’t attempting to make the action any more plausible than it was the first time round.

There’s also a peek at Liam Hemsworth’s character, who hasn’t played a big role in the marketing thus far. Will The Hunger Games hunk help draw in the female crowds, or will The Expendables 2 remain a boys' own affair?

Check out the clip below:

The Expendables 2 opens on 17 August 2012.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.