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Chuck Norris Gets Rave Reviews For “Expendables 2″

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Chuck Norris has been more of a well-intentioned punchline than anything else in recent years; after he became a popular internet meme, it was all downhill from there. But he’s chosen perhaps the best vehicle for a return to the big screen–a big-budget, explosive-heavy action film featuring pretty much every action star on the face of the planet–and he’s being applauded for it.

Norris, like most of his co-stars, understands his place in Americana. These men have been around since the late ’70s/early ’80s and have almost become caricatures of themselves: hugely muscled, vaguely unintelligible heroes with big hearts and more training than book-smarts. It’s a character they’ve all played time and time again, yet we never get sick of it, perhaps because they give us exactly what we want each time with no frills. They are what they are, and that’s just fine.

Although Norris hasn’t been in the spotlight in recent years as often as his onscreen cohorts, he is being welcomed back with open arms by those who have seen the film as the one man in the group who can pull off poking fun at himself without seeming cheesy. He’s in on the joke, just like everyone else, but he manages to find the comedy in it a tad better than, say, Schwarzenegger, who’s done that “I’ll be back” bit a few too many times.

Until Mr. Norris shows up, the script’s efforts at sly comedy don’t work all that well, relying on obvious inside jokes and references to the various stars’ previous work. Mr. Norris’s character, Booker (also the name of his character in the 1978 film “Good Guys Wear Black”), works those same angles but is somehow much funnier, writes one reviewer.

This could be the beginning of a big comeback for Norris, although that might dampen all those memes surrounding him; the legend has become almost bigger than the actor.

Chuck Norris Gets Rave Reviews For “Expendables 2″
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  • Dan

    Lightning does not hit the same spot twice because it knows chuck norris is looking for it!

  • Fred Hall

    Chuck Norris is so tough that when he was a child
    he made his mother eat HER vegetables.

  • gabriel

    Chuck Norris lost his virginity much before his father..:)

  • Elvin

    Chuck Norris can put out a fire with gasoline.

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  • asdf

    Chuck Norris doesn’t flush the toilet. He scares the sh!t out of it.

  • Keith

    Weapons carry Chuck Norris for protection

  • Al

    Chuck Norris doesn’t eat honey; he chews bees!

    • kathy foster

      THAT MEANS HE HAS TWICE AS MUCH AS YOU!

      • Italo

        Good one. Fits to a T

  • Sarah Palin

    He’s got as much brain as sister Sarah.

  • http://yahoo Nolan

    I don’t know any Chuck Norris jokes. He won’t let me.

  • Sarge

    Chuck Norris’ father, is The Most Interesting Man In The World, and doing Dos Equis commercials.

  • Joel

    2prs 36w x 32L
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    Chuck Norris Pants!

    • kathy foster

      GOOD ONE!

  • John

    Great Whites close their beaches because Chuck Norris was spotted swimming nearby.

  • PDTJ

    When Chuck Norris does a pushup, the earth moves.

  • Wayne

    Chuck Norris once ate 3 seventy-six ounce steaks in less than an hour. He spent the first 45 minutes screwing the waitress.

  • Elliot

    Chuck Norris was once bitten by a rattlesnake.
    After undergoing 5 excruciating days of pain,
    the rattlesnake passed away.

  • ed

    Chuck Norris’s shadow is afraid of him.

  • BruceB

    He is the biggest Homophobe in history. Come out of the closet Chuck!

    • Jim

      Idiot!

    • kathy foster

      YOUR A MORAN! AND THAT STUPID JOKE PROVES IT!

  • Elliot

    When Chuck Norris’s wife tells him to take out the trash,
    he calls her fat and doesn’t do it.

  • Mitch

    Chuck Norris put the laughter in manslaughter.

    • kathy foster

      OH YA! LONG AS HE REMEMBERS CHRIST!

  • Jerry

    At the end of this year’s football games, Tim Tebow will start Norrising.

  • margaretta carrecter

    chuck norris did exellant in this movie

  • Bob

    Maybe this will help people forget what a right-wing political stooge he has become in recent years…

    • cme run

      If an actor uses common sense and doesn’t sell their soul for a photo op, they are a stooge? Your a moron.

      • kathy foster

        YEP! YOUR A LIB! NO ONE ELSE IS THAT STUPID!!!

      • mj larsen

        you know buddy, the last I checked this is a free country (MADE SO BY MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF A WELL AS MILLIONS OF OTHER AMERICANS!!) Chuck, I think you are great we have enjoyed you for years, please do not change !!

    • Joe

      It would take a radical leftwing political stooge as you seem to be to be able to discipher Chucks political bent.Maybe someday you will grow up and be one eighth the man he is.

  • Brenda Lomax

    Chuck<, My mom 97 years young thank's the world of you Jimmy,CD,and of course that pretty lady Alice. Mom will not leave the house until she see your show, and if some ballgame come on she get mad as hell and wont to know why? I'am also a fan of the show and love to see it to. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, KEEP THE SHOWS COMING.

    Love YOU
    THE LOMAX FAMILY

  • Bob

    These are ridiculous!!!

  • kathy foster

    I LIKE HIM AND THE FACT THAT HE REALLY DOES HAVE GUTS, NOT JUST IN THE PICTURE SHOWS. NOW HE’S TAKEN ON THE WORST OF ALL,THE ZOMBIE LIBS! GO CHUCK, YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS WRAPPED UP BY LUNCH!

  • Doug

    Chuck Norris once won the World Series of Poker with Pokeman cards.

  • http://israelvelez.com ISRAEL VELEZ

    chuck in his prime would destroy all those guys in the film except for randy couure. chuck is the man !!!!

    • Kevin

      If MMA was around when Chuck were younger, he’d be dead.
      Tae Kwon Do is a joke compared to contact sports.

  • Richard Garcia

    Chuck Norris once visited the Virgin Islands and now they’re just called the Islands!

  • Kevin Douglas Jones

    Wait… I thought they were serious.

  • Jake

    Chuck Norris counted to infinity — twice.

  • Kristen

    Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.

  • http://wwww.nokia4life.com Justice

    Learn how Chuck Norris used a Nokia phone to stop a bullet wwww.nokia4life.com

  • Scott

    In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.

  • http://Yahoo Peter Barney

    Chuck’s the “Man.”

  • fred whitley

    i’m a big CHUCK NORRIS fan , thank you for your stand in hollywood

  • http://yahoo tyler

    If chuck norris ever does a decent movie he will be the only one that knows.

    • http://Yahoo Barry Mobley

      Chuck Norris WILL MAKE YOU his #1 Fan!

  • Andre

    Chuck Norris is the most interesting man in United States. Even presidents take the day off on his birthday.

  • wudy

    Chuck norris does not wear diapers= he just craps his pants

  • Sam

    The opening scene to “Saving Private Ryan” is actually based on a 1st grade dodge ball game Chuck Norris won.

  • Matt T.

    Tornados don’t exist, Chuck Norris just hates trailer parks!

  • Timothy

    Chuck Norris’s tears cure cancer. Too bad Chuck Norris never cries.

  • Jane Heart

    Chuck Norris is a great guy! On screen and off screen! Wish he’d make more movies….maybe I’d start going to the movies again!

    • Judy

      The movie wan’t about recovering a piece of jewelry; it was about life challenges and the paths that are open to us and how we choose to follow, or not.

  • Jeff

    Chuck Norris was offered a leading role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He turned down the offer because making three movies about recovering a piece a jewelry was ridiculous.

  • Annie

    Chuck Norris is an icon an hollywood could better it’s self by begging him to come back. By the way Lone Wolf Mcqaid is the bomb!

  • tim

    The guy is already too old to act in action movies again.

  • j

    Chuck absolutley pushed this movie over the top. It would have become boring had he not arrived on scene.

  • Tim Collins

    “Actually, I always thought the guys “acting” was a near death experience”! “That’s right, I said it”!

    • oh please

      Always one a***hole that has to get serious about the whole thing.Im gonn a make this one short since we are being a***holes to one another and say,you are nobody,he is not.And theres good damn reason for that which shows in your attitude jerkoff

  • ROBERT MCCORMICK

    I love chuck norris, my wife makes fun of me when i watch WALKER;TEXAS RANGER, i told her its alot better then the crap on tv now……except BURN NOTICE.lol

  • craig

    Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table. Chuck Norris only believes in the element of surprise.

  • VMan

    Chuck Norris comment:I will hit you too many times with my right you’ll be begging for a left!