Movie review: Expendables 2


Don’t go to this movie if you want cerebral discussion on foreign policy or the angst of growing old. Go watch 2016 or the bucket list.

No there is one thing this movie is about and that is body count. This the wrecking crew of all wrecking crews and they are determined to leave no bad guy alive.

Most of the original cast of the first movie is back although Jet Li leaves fairly early in the movie to be replaced by a female version of him. (Actress Nan Yu). Also along for this ride is Liam Hemsworth the younger brother of Chris Hemsworth the actor who played Thor in the Avengers. Liam plays Billy the kid the sharpshooter of the group who wants to leave the group because he’s tired of killing.

Stallone and crew are once again employed by Church (Bruce Willis) to get what should be a simple retrieval of some classified documents from a wrecked airliner. But this of course isn’t the case rather Billy gets captured by the villain of the movie Jean Claude Van Damme aptly named, of course Villain.

The movie predictably kills the “one person who had something to live for” sending the rest of the team into the Romanian countryside to look for Villain and his crew. Along the way Norris, Schwarzenegger, and Willis appear deux ex machina just in time to save Stallone and company when it looks like they are trapped. And to trade some quips about other movie roles. Norris even does one of the infamous “Chuck Norrisisms”.

Expendables 2 is a tongue in cheek homage to 80’s action heroes. And in regards to that it is fun but because of the violence in this and the profanity it isn’t for anyone but adults and even then only for those that enjoyed the action heroes of the eighties.

Catechism


Q. 9. Are there more gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.
Deuteronomy 6:4  Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Jeremiah 10:10  But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, and the everlasting King.  At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation. 

Who are the real haters?


April 26, 2012 Portland Oregon, Mars Hill Church vandalized by group labeling itself “Angry Queers“.

August 15, 2012 Washington Floyd Corkin II a LGBT volunter shoots a guard at the Family Research Council saying “he doesn’t like their politics
August 23, 2012 53 year old Daniel Samo of Conneticut plead guilty to sending 300 messages threatening Peter Wolfgang executive director of Family Institue of Connecticut.
Who are the real haters again?

Frenetic Friday


OK I saw this graphic on Facebook and I loved it I believe it is a more accurate statement than similar ones.

More ninth commandment breakers are exposed:
And in news from Canada it appears that walking your dog near a group of Muslims can get you into a lot of trouble.
What really hits my nerves on this story is this particular line right here:  “Remember, please, that there are taxi drivers who will refuse to take blind passengers with seeing eye dogs.”  Now think of returning vets who have service dogs.  They are denied a ride because the dog which helps them cope with their PTSD is unclean.
And now for news in science: have you ever been accused of being full of hot air.  Well how about a car that runs on compressed air.
Do you remember this:
Those speeder bikes were so cool.  So much so that a company named Aeroflex decided to make one.
And last in our science section a little something regarding the coming robot apocalypse.  Researchers at Harvard have developed a crawling robot that can quickly inject pigment into it’s body to blend into the background and make it practically invisible.   Now you won’t even see them coming for you.
Switching to politics, sometimes a picture just says it all.
Anarchists target RNC at Tampa:
Tampa police uncover a pile of potential weapons on a roof of a building along with graffity that has been linked to the group Anonymous.  Learn more here
Speaking of movies, for all you Dark Knight Rises fans here is some alternative endings: