The first two entries in The Expendables franchise were over-the-top homages to 80′s action flicks. Do they work? It doesn’t matter — they don’t need to work in order to accomplish their mission, which is to provide mindless fun. This probably has a lot to do with the people who directed them — The Expendables was helmed and produced by Sylvester Stallone (whom I consider a wild card in the movie industry), whereas The Expendables 2 was championed by Simon West.
The latter found some box-office success with When a Stranger Calls and The Mechanic, but also directed last year’s Taken rip-off Stolen, a total flop. This time, however, we’re left scratching our heads as Australian director Patrick Hughes has been announced to direct The Expendables 3.
“Patrick who?” you may ask. Well, we know he directed Red Hill. That’s it, though. What’s Stallone thinking? Is »
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