26 August 2014

Expendables 3

I'm a huge lover of action films and anything with Jason Statham in is kind of a must. I love the Expendable films so obviously I had to go see the third one. I went with my brothers last week and I have to say it didn't disappoint but it could have been so much better.

The Expendables 3 (2014) Poster

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet

There's a few new additions in this film including some rather attractive younger guys and even a gorgeous badass girl which creates some friction within the team causing an old vs new divide. I loved Mel Gibson in this and I think he was one of the best villains out of the 3 films as there was a history and he knew how the team worked. Although it was a tad disappointing that the old team didn't get as much screen time as I would have liked especially Terry Crews. Antonio Banderas plays such a funny character though and you can't help but fall in love with the new members. There is a lot of action in it and there are some funny parts but not as many one liners as the first film. As usual you cant have an action film without a big fight seen at the end which wasn't quite as dramatic & drawn out as they usually are. It's great to see the old guys try and learn all the new technology and how they can do things differently but the old school style is still there.

 I'm not really sure what this film was lacking but it wasn't quite as good as the first one but I would still watch it again and will probably get it when it comes out on DVD as I did really enjoy it.

Have you seen it? What did you think?


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