husband is back!! excuse the borrowed line arnold! 2 movies in 2 days, and it seems he's planning for more...
the expendables 2 is quite fun, what the kids liked is the new special effects borrowed from playstation games - usually when a guy gets punched in the face or shot from a distance you don't see the special effects details, but in this movie, everything shows... a bullet hits a guy and he looses his head, he gets punched in the face and blood splashes out! the details are so real and so playstation like it makes it a bit violent for kids - lots of funny lines though and hilarious situations, my favorite was a guy getting shot at the airport scanner, you basically see his scanned body getting shot and killed as his rifle triggers the machine's alarm - you have to watch that scene, it is very funny - jet li has a small role, while arnold schwarzenegger has got a bigger and funnier one in the second part of warner bros franchise.
as for batman the dark night rises, i think it was a great finale - a bit slow in the beginning, but action and suspense kick in towards the middle and the ending leaves a few surprises too - though bane is considered to be the strongest villain batman has ever faced, i still think that ducard (ra's al ghul played by liam neeson) was much stronger and more dangerous in batman begins - the only reason why bane is so strong is because batman has become sloppy!
so two good movies to watch, the expendables is more on the light side, whilst batman has much more substance - on the other hand, i think that as a director christopher nolan is simply amazing, and much more creative than simon west, what he's done in inception is still engraved in my memory till today! by the way, 2 actors are borrowed from inception, tom hardy (bane) and marion cotillard (miranda).
enjoy both movies.