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The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3 (2014)


Sylvester Stallone
Jason Statham
Antonio Banderas

Directed by Patrick Hughes

The Expendables 3 to me was a total waste of my time. The guys have tried in the idea of trying to bring back the glory days of action movies by The Expendables 1 (2010) and The Expendables 2 (2012), but here it seemed as they were having fun and we weren’t.

This third installment is the longest of the series so far and it had the inclusion of Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson (as the antagonist).
The extra time added to the movie didn’t add to the fun, it delayed the inevitable conclusion that, “I just wasted my time watching this.”The film was never ending, the young crew Barney (Sylvester Stallone) got together, mixed up with the old crew will flood your screen with too many people trying not to get killed.

I never got to enjoy any fight scene or sequence, unlike its predecessor The Expendables 2 (2012) where the final fight was worth the whole wait, here the final fight was dull.

I know Mel Gibson was not much of a fist fighter in his movies, so I was not expecting much here, none the less I didn’t expect such a crappy fight choreography. Simon West (Con Air (1997) and Black Hawk Down (2001)) to me is a better director (judging only by this movie series) than Patrick Hughes, for me he made the best of the ensemble cast.

The movie plot goes: Barney and his crew were on a mission (in the film this is the second mission prior to the one they extracted former Expendables member Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes) from prison) to intercept an arms deal, when Barney discovered that the arms dealer is Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), the Expendables' co-founder. The interception went sour and Barney almost lost his team, with one in critical condition in the hospital.

Barney decides to go back and capture Conrad, but this time with a new and younger team. It looked like a good idea at first until the entire plan went south. Conrad captures the new team and tasked Barney to come rescue them. Barney now falls back to his old team to get the job done.

He was aided by, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li.

The movie wasn’t all that bad, the jokes were totally bad though, but Antonio Banderas will not just stop talking. It was annoying at first, then after a while I became bored when he was not on screen blabbing.

To all who have not been privilege enough to have seen this movie yet, don’t.


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