Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
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. Written by
While trying to save Doc from the train, Christmas calls him a maniac. This is a slight reference to what Stallone's character, John Spartan, calls Snipes' character, Simon Phoenix, in Demolition Man (1993). See more »
(at arouns 1h 19 mins) When the plane is taxiing before leaving for the rescue mission and pulls up in front of Barney's old team, both propellers are standing still, despite rotating in the shots before and after. See more »
Performed by Aloe Blacc
Written by Antonina Armato, Aloe Blacc (as Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III), Timothy James Price, Adam Schmalholz
Published by Akashic Field Music, In O Music, Song of Universal Inc., Aloe Blacc Music Publishing Inc., Antonina Songs, and WB Music Group
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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The second was mildly enjoyable, the third time it's tired, the attraction has lost any charm and they still haven't figured out a way to create a sense of world. Terminator, Lethal Weapon, all these films created their own world. Even Cobra had a home to come back to, that marvelous Venice beach apartment next to the Pepsi logo where he forked pizza with a knife.
There's absolutely none here. There's an action plot with actors mouthing their lines when they have to, then on to the next scene. Willis is swapped for Ford but it's again the same thankless plot function of a few minutes. Arnie hovers around in spots - he says 'choppa'. A few amusing scenes with Snipes and prison. And the action mechanics are completely slapdash, overall it feels like the second album after reunion of old heavy metal stalwarts, still polished but all the passion has gone out a long time ago.
Banderas is the only one who manages to charm and that's because he's the only one written with a tiny smudge of life - a screw loose because of what he witnessed.
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