Not Enough Jet Li in "The Expendables 2" Trailer

Jet Li in "The Expendables 2"

Yesterday, we got a teaser for the today’s trailer premiere of “The Expendables 2.” Teasers for trailer premieres are here to stay. It all started with trailers for Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Alien prequel (possibly) “Prometheus.” I guess Lionsgate thinks that “The Expendables 2” has that level of anticipation. Well, I’m looking forward to it.

Like the teaser of the trailer premiere, there’s an intro by one of the Expendables. For the teaser, it was Terry Crews. For the actual trailer, we get Sylvester Stallone.

First things first, even though I knew Jet Li’s role would be diminished in this outing because of scheduling conflicts, I’m still disappointed to see so little of him in the trailer. Stallone implied that one of The Expendables will be expended. I’m guessing from what little we’re seeing of Li, it might be him.

I’m just hoping that we’ll get to see a Li vs. Jean Claude Van Damme match-up in the movie, but if Li’s the one getting the ax, I don’t want to see him going down by Van Damme’s splits. I’m also hoping to see more of Scott Adkins ("Undisputed III: Redemption"), who plays one of Van Damme’s henchmen. The filmmakers better not tone him down for Van Damme, like they did for “Assassination Games.”

Now that I got that out of the way. It’s a good trailer. It’s pretty much what I expected to see. We get lots of old fashion gun battles, more Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwazeneger, and the Stallone vs. Van Damme match-up should be interesting.

Because the first film was a surprise hit, the production values look a lot higher this time. Simon West also makes the mayhem and explosions look brighter and technically smoother.

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