Here is one of the best teaser trailers ever. It’s been over 10 years since it dropped. The hype surrounding this movie at the time was immense, even if Chuck Norris made us shit our pants with a bizarre declaration that he unilaterally enforced a PG-13 rating.
We eventually got our R rating for The Expendables 2, though, not least through the tireless efforts of many still involved with helping this site (from the old Platoon). The movie was cleaned up.
I feel this movie has aged well, personally the original is still my favorite, due to a somewhat darker tone, but this sequel generates new fondness for itself as the years go by. It doesn’t hurt that the third movie makes it look even better.
The teaser though, especially with Arnold Schwarzenegger closing it out in a way he may have with old, violent movies of his, was very exciting. It’s short, direct and sells its ensemble.