The Expendables 3 – Review

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Four years ago, Sylvester Stallone assembled the three greatest movie stars of all time in one ground-breaking action film that took the world by storm and made men everywhere shriek with overwhelming excitement (me included) with the famous church scene that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Sylvester Stallone appear on the big screen together for the first time in movie history.

Fast-forward four years and the list of action heroes continues to grow as the franchise shows no sign of slowing down.

This time Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham), Caesar (Crews), Gunnar (Lundgren), Toll Road (Couture), and Trench (Schwarzenegger) return to face off against Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), an ex-founder of theExpendables who’s become one of the most wanted war criminals in the world.

For years Barney lived under the knowledge that Stonebanks, a traitor to the Expendables brotherhood, was dead, but when a chance encounter between the two sends them on a collision course, Barney sets out to correct his mistake and kill Stonebanks once and for all. But when chaos and bloodshed quickly ensues, and a member of The Expendables pays the price, Barney realises that it’ll take a younger, quicker, and more modern-age generation of mercenaries to prevail.

So with new generation recruits; Smilee (Kellan Lutz), Luna (Ronda Rousey), Thorn (Glen Powell), and Mars (Victor Ortiz), as well as a few old-school recruits in the form of Doc (Wesley Snipes), Galgo (Antonio Banderas), and Drummer (Harrison Ford), Barney launches his suicidal assault on Stonebanks and his criminal empire.

The Expendables 3 is chocked full of action, larger-than-life explosions, and more movie stars then the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Of course it’s important to remember that these films are designed to entertain, so don’t go in expecting an Oscars worthy storyline, instead just sit back, relax, and enjoy the incredible action sequences that prove why these actors are the best in the business.