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Ah, "The Expendables" franchise. Much like the actors who star in the movie -- it just won't die. Every couple of years we're #blessed with one of these movies, which feature a bunch of past-their-prime action stars, many of whom were vastly more popular 30 years ago, embroiled in some kind of scenario where they have to fire round after round of high powered weapon while cracking wise and acknowledging, at least to a certain degree, that they've all gotten very old.
If the trailers are any indication, "The Expendables 3" is the last film in the franchise (the words "One Last Ride" keep being thrown around). So they've rounded up all the old folks (among them: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Robert Davi, Wesley Snipes and Kelsey Grammer) and placed all kinds of guns in their hands and sent them about their business.
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- Drew Taylor
Critics like to complain about sequels and franchises doing the same thing over and over again, but sometimes it takes a movie like “The Expendables 3” to give you a new appreciation for repetition and formula. The first two “Expendables” installments played as a cross between “Grumpy Old Men” and a generic 1980s action movie, with stars slightly past their shelf date strapping on the automatic weapons and jumping out of helicopters, all the while complaining that they're getting too old for this s–t. See video: Sylvester Stallone Reloads for One Last Ride in First Full ‘Expendables 3' Trailer (Video) “The Expendables. »
- Alonso Duralde
Pierce Brosnan wants to be an action star again. The former James Bond — who doesn't enjoy watching himself play the iconic spy — told ComingSoon.net that he would “love to do ‘The Expendables,'” if producer Avi Lerner still has a role for him. See video: Sylvester Stallone Reloads for One Last Ride in First Full ‘Expendables 3' Trailer “It's just about entertainment. Avi is somebody I've heard about and his movies always have big brash entertainment value to them,” Brosnan said. “You can really change the world and that's great, but ‘The Expendables'? Yeah, I'd love to do ‘The Expendables. »
- Greg Gilman
Two films into the Expendables franchise, fans eagerly await the arrival of the third instalment. Thus far we have come to expect certain things. Firstly of course, lots of stuff gets blown up. That’s a given considering the cast which is a group of 80’s and 90’s action Gods. Then there’s the referential humour, that in the second film in particular was almost non-stop. Did the first two films entertain? For many yes. Did they fully deliver on the promise? Not really. The balance has never quite been right. The scripts always felt a bit jumpy and in many cases some key cast members felt wasted (namely Mr Van Damme in number 2).
Now, expectation and the end result can often be two very different beasts. Many felt upon the first announcement of the original Expendables film that this »
- Gary Collinson
A second Expendables 3 trailer has just been released. It asks that you “hang on for one last ride.” However, with a cast like this (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kellen Lutz, Ronda Roussey, Harrison Ford, Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Mel Gibson to name a few), it’s hard to imagine The Expendables […]
- Germain Lussier
5 items from 2014
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