Movie Talk with Owen and Lisa: If 'The Expendables 2' were better, 'It wouldn't be as good' | EW.com

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Movie Talk with Owen and Lisa: If 'The Expendables 2' were better, 'It wouldn't be as good'

The Expendables 2 isn’t exactly the sort of movie that gets critics rallying to its defense. It’s neo-’80s schlock featuring a team of action stars who, at this point, can barely even move. Yet the film has a couple of defenders this week: Lisa and I both enjoyed the honest cheesiness with which it returns you to the era before action films – even bad ones – came layered with a certain post-9/11 gravitas. The Expendables 2 may be trash, but it has the courage of its own irresponsibility, along with a cast we still like a lot (in part because they are so old). You can see us chat about it below in the latest installment of “Movie Talk with Owen and Lisa.”

Originally posted August 24 2012 — 3:59 PM EDT

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