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.
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
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
The Art Museum in Bucharest (called 'Muzeul de Arta Moderna Bucuresti'), where Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) meets Goran Vata (Robert Davi), is, in actuality, an office building: The Vertigo Business Tower in Sofia. The made-up art works, that are featured in these scenes, include a small replica of the famous "Endless Column" (1938) by Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, a reference to Romania as the filming location. See more »
When two of the Expendables walk across the glass roof of the art museum, an assault rifle is just lying there near the building edge, for no apparent reason. See more »
There are no opening credits, except for the title after the prologue. See more »
At a press conference, Sylvester Stallone claimed that 80 frames (just over three seconds) were cut to secure a PG-13 rating in the USA. This footage, along with some strong language and other non-contentious material, was restored for the unrated Blu-ray version, which runs for around 5 minutes longer. The majority of the reinstated material concerned violence, and amounted to much more than the 80 frames initially referenced by Stallone. See more »
I read a lot of bad reviews about this film, attacks on the script, plot and direction, so I was pleasantly surprised to find they were all wrong and they totally missed the point. I think these people were expecting Oscar winning performances but this film is about watching bad guys getting their a*s kicked. I also read that the actors seems withdrawn and bored of their roles and that is utter rubbish, and even if that were true it doesn't matter, im not interested in deep characters and meaningful performances in films like this, I just want to see lots of destruction and the bad guys getting owned.
There's some funny dialogue here and there and Banderas' character had me smiling a lot.
If you like action films you will enjoy this action romp, so ignore those bad reviews and grab yourself a bucket of popcorn and enjoy.
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