This movie was FUN. The violence was fun, if not over-the-top hysterical (in a laugh-with, not laugh-at way), the tongue-in-cheek dialogue was often laugh out loud funny, the references to the careers of these action-stars and their histories of successful movie heroes made the audience feel connected. We loved it. My teenager is going back with her friends. I wouldn't mind seeing it again. Expendables 2 totally succeeded in what they were trying to do.