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
Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford worked with Peter Weir twice, on Gallipoli (1981), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), Witness (1985), and The Mosquito Coast (1986). They both had hit sequels written by Jeffrey Boam, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), and Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). See more »
At the start of the film when Barney and the team are trying to land a helicopter on a moving train and the soldiers inside open up with a giant machine gun, Barney drops the helicopter behind the train. He is so low that the railings of the copter are touching the tracks - however, in the next long shot, the helicopter is flying at least six to ten feet from the ground - then in the return shot, the helicopter is back on the tracks. 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 »
Performed by Wisin & Yandel
Written by Marco E Masis, Josias de la Cruz, Wisin (as Juan Luis Morera Luna), Yandel (as Llandel Veguilla Malave)
Published by Blue Kraft Music Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
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I enjoyed this movie
After the mediocre first and insultingly stupid second part this one finally delivers what the series always set out to do: elderly action stars in ironic, fun action scenes. The humor works much better here and doesn't feel as forced as before and the new additions are great. Especially Gibson obviously had fun with his villain role. Sure, this still isn't one of the smartest films ever made and it certainly wouldnt have needed the young additions. But at least the film is fun and thoroughly entertaining, unlike the stupid second part.
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