This is what the first movie should have been. This is a homage to all the 80's and 90's action movies, so for people looking for a good story, plot, script etc. look elsewhere.
As usual I'll start off with the negatives. I understand this isn't suppose to be taken seriously and I know that when they were writing the script they knew it was going to be silly but some of the dialogue is just bad. I also could not understand Sylvester Stallone at certain points of the film, this kind of irritated me a bit. As with almost every action movie, these guys are big but they're still human so I don't understand how some of these guys can take chains to the face, multiple kicks and punches, and brass knuckles to certain parts of their body and act as if it's nothing? Yes this is a movie but it's not some kind of superhero movie, these guys are still human. This is a problem with many action movies and it annoys me sometimes. Finally, (*Possible Spoiler skip to next paragraph*) what the hell happened to Jet Li?! He was in the beginning of the movie for 8 minutes then he never came back! I kept hoping he would show up again at some point but he never did. He was my favorite thing about the first film.
Now to the positives. As I said before there was some bad dialogue however, there are a lot of hilarious one-liners. This movie made me laugh more times then some of the comedies that came out this year(I'm looking at you Adam Sandler!). The Chuck Norris jokes were probably my favorites. They certainly amped up the gore and body count in this movie compared to the first one. The action in this movie was bigger, better and a lot more fun, I guess this is because this time around I got to finally see Arnold shoot and blow shit up along with Bruce Willis and Chuck Norris. The action scenes were also shot a lot better, there was less shaky cam compared to the first movie so I could actually see what was going on.
The story and plot are still thin but they're told a lot better than in the first movie. The chemistry between the cast was just as good if not better than in the first film. There's really not much to say about the acting since there's little of it but based on that, Liam Hemsworth was good. Nan Yu was laughable but she didn't have to do much acting anyways, she was great at kicking ass. The cast from the first movie Stallone, Statham, Crews Etc. were good. Norris and Schwarzenegger pretty much made fun of themselves and blew shit up, neither of which had trouble with either those two things. Jean-Claude Van Damme was a good choice as the villain he was a badass.
When I first saw that they were making a second one, in all honesty, I thought it was going to be garbage. My first thought was "Why?" the first movie was only decent but nothing great. I was surprised at how much fun I had while watching this. This movie is cheesy, corny, and silly but everyone involved knows that and this movie knows that, it embraces it, which is why this movie was fun to watch.
Overall, while there is some bad dialogue and people who must have superhuman strength, this movie is a blast thanks to the consistent humor, the cast and awesome action sequences. This is big, dumb, fun, and you pretty much get what your expecting, to expect anything more( like a great story, plot etc.) would be foolish. This is a great homage to all the 80's and 90's action movies. This is what the first movie should have been but never was. I'm now excited for the third movie.