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The Expendables 3 – Movie Plot and Review

The Expendables 3 – Movie Plot and Review

by userAugust 9, 2014

The Expendables 3 – Movie Review

The Expendables 3 review: Textbook action movie    The movie franchise is worth around half a billion bucks as of yet, hence another sequel was just a matter of time keeping the fan’s expectations alive. The Expendables 3 is a kind of B-grade movie, which comprises of Hollywood retired actors coming out of retirement to act in a rotting movie. The primary objective is to earn some revenue while its attainable with old actors having some comedy moments together working on same missions again and again which is to finish off arms dealers and tyrants. It’s a fall from grace for all the actors who have had better roles in their careers. It will be released in the same date bracket as the earlier two movies, but it’s doubtful if it will smash box office records, due to the fact that 1 million pirated movie downloads already took place. The Expendables 3 Poster Review Actors-fest Some new actors have definitely brought a new life to the movie especially Wesley Snipes who is shown as madman with a blade who has been a former military physician Doctor Death. Antonio Banderas is a loud mouthed mercenary named Galgo. Mel Gibson is bent on releasing gun power as his character brings just annoyance to the movie. The fault lies in the script and the story arc. Harrison Ford is quite serious and no nonsense character, coming to his comrades recuse when aerial support is required. The remainder of the actors reproduces their former duties without much change. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li and Trench perform their old roles again. The latest additions to the star studded cast are:

  • Mel Gibson
  • Harrison Ford
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Kellan Lutz
  • Ronda Rousey

The Plot (or lack of plot) In the latest outing of Expendables 3, Sylvester Stallone is back with his fellow comrades in the seaplane consisting of Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Toll Road. They need to bring back their friend Wesley Snipes back who is good with knives. He is in prison for 8 years now. Once they liberate him after an armored train shooting, they arrive in Somalia where arms dealer Terry Crews awaits them. They soon discover that Mel Gibson is their real target who was a former Expendable himself went into hiding. They simply can’t take his attack and retreat, letting Mel Gibson escape again. Now Sylvester Stallone thinks his crew is old and retired, hence he hires a bunch of young blood consisting of:

  • Kelsey Grammer (Mercenary)
  • Ronda Rousey (Martial arts expert)
  • Victor Ortiz (Sniper expert)
  • Glen Powell (PC hacker)
  • Kellan Lutz (Navy SEAL)

Mel Gibson awaits them with a huge mercenary force behind him in Bulgaria. The Expendables 3 - Cast   Unimaginative director and razor thin script On the other hand, Sylvester Stallone seems a bit tired in his mercenary lead role and his dialogues need polishing. His character doesn’t develop at all whilst he is busy in unleashing unlimited firepower on the enemy. Script writers Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger haven’t brought any new element on the table. The director Patrick Hughes has his hands full with an exploding number of actors on board, apart from handling a lot of action sequences which is somewhat simplified by the number of Bulgarian locations in the background. He has handled the overall movie with no creativity and imagination relying on the typical action scenes consisting of explosions and fight sequences. The movie seems distant and monotonous as another sequel would be in the pipeline.

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