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The Expendables 3 (2014)

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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.

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Storyline

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 Liongates

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New team. New attitude. New mission. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language | See all certifications »

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15 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Expendables III  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,879,645, 15 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,322,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$206,172,544
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the bar, when Barney is breaking up with the old gang. Lee Christmas has a red bruise (from the fight that they were just in) near his hairline. It was there when Lee was in the bar but when Lee followed Barney out of the bar it's no longer there. Like magic it disappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barney Ross: Lucky ring on!
Lee Christmas: Feel so much safer.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, except for the title after the prologue. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Projector: The Guest (2014) See more »

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A Light That Never Comes (Rick Rubin Reboot)
Performed by Linkin Park
Original Track Written by Linkin Park and Steve Aoki
Produced by Mike Shinoda
Additional Production by Steve Aoki and Brad Delson
Remix by Rick Rubin
Chesterchaz Publishing / Big Bad Mr. Hahn Music / Nondisclosure Agreement Music / Rob Bourdon Music / Kenji Kobayashi Music / Pancakey Cakes Music (BMI) / Pillowface Publishing / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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An action movie filled with boredom
31 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed the first two movies for what they were. They were fun rides with old actors kicking ass and making jokes about how old they are.

The third installation of the series has both of those things, but, sadly, not enough. The whole reason these movies exist is for us to enjoy the nostalgia exploding through the screen while we listen to crappy one-liners and bad jokes. This movie takes itself way too seriously and, even though it tries, it just isn't self aware enough for it to work. It spends a big portion of the plot introducing a bunch of young characters pretty much no one cares about, and then it tries to make us care about those people we've never seen in our lives before. Needless to say, it does not succeed. All of a sudden we're suppose to give a damn about these one dimensional characters, and I'm not saying that the main cast has more dimensions than one, but we don't need dimension. We don't need backstory. We don't need emotion.

We need to see old people doing over the top action, make old man jokes and reference their old movies. The movie just takes itself too seriously. There are jokes, but there are also dramatic moments which just fall flat. The acting isn't that good either, and neither are the new characters. It was cool to see Snipes back in action but his character was pretty much useless and didn't make any sense plot wise. Banderas was suppose to be annoying for the characters in the movie and funny for the audience, but he was just annoying. Gibson's role was pretty fun, even though he kind of just played the Joker. There's a scene taken straight from The Dark Knight, but I didn't really mind it, it was fun. Ford was just really plain and did nothing for the movie.

Overall it's one of the most boring action movies I've seen. It has literally every single action movie cliché ever made, and the performances were average at best. There are also moments where the CGI is terrible and takes you away from the movie even more. I don't recommend it unless you are a big fan ( a really really big fan).


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