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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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Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Barney Ross
Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas
Harrison Ford ... Drummer
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Trench
Mel Gibson ... Stonebanks
Wesley Snipes ... Doc
Dolph Lundgren ... Gunner
Randy Couture ... Toll Road
Terry Crews ... Caesar
Kelsey Grammer ... Bonaparte
Glen Powell ... Thorn
Antonio Banderas ... Galgo
Victor Ortiz ... Mars
Ronda Rousey ... Luna
Kellan Lutz ... Smilee
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | France | Bulgaria

Language:

English | Romanian | Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Expendables III See more »

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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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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While shooting an action scene in a truck, Jason Statham almost drowned when the truck fell into the sea after brakes failed. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[first lines]
Barney Ross: Lucky ring on!
Lee Christmas: Feel so much safer.
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References Death Wish 3 (1985) See more »

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Para La Gente
Written by Christian Salyer (as Cadence Blaze) and Francisco Santacruz
Published by Engine Co. 30 Music Publishing/Engine Co. 35 Music Publishing
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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An action movie filled with boredom
31 July 2014 | by Nasty NecrosSee 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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