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
Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas also worked with Woody Harrelson and Ron Shelton in White Men Can't Jump (1992), and Play it to the Bone (1999). The closest they had together before this movie, was Play it to the Bone (1999), where Antonio and Woody had lead roles, and Wesley had a cameo role as himself. In this film, they have screentime together, which is also a good thing, since they played villains up against Stallone in Demolition Man (1993) and Assassins (1995). See more »
During the final action scenes when the biker rides up the plane tail, he hangs on to a metal rod with one hand and fires at the enemies with the other hand (his helmet fully on) swings and when he lands in the next shot, he has no helmet on. 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 »
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-Jet Li appeared for 5 minutes total and doesn't even fight (seriously? Feels like he was kept in the movie (top-billed too!) just to lure asians to watch it. Yes I'm an Asian.)
-Action scenes are a yawn; all the been there done that. No suspense whatsoever; it's even worse than a Micheal Bay film.
-The climax fight was just 3 minutes tops and was like Stallone wasn't even trying.
-PG-13 violence; Christmas's knife stabs are now blood-less and bullets are now made of rubber since nobody bleeds or spurts blood after being fired upon by a minigun. Seriously?
-The storyline is just a drag and dull; the worst in the series IMO. The "young-bloods" in this movie are just plain unlikeable, arrogant and disrespectful i.e. One of the young ones (I didn't even bother knowing his character name) screamed at Stallone to shut up. Are these kind of characters the ones we're supposed to like?
-Banderas was just wasted and everyone hates his character. He was supposed to be comic-relief, but instead he's just annoying. -Talking about comic-relief, the jokes were just bad. I remembered laughing with tears watching EX2; I barely grinned at this. Stallone said he wanted to go back to the dramatic storyline like EX1 and look what happened. Not dramatic and not funny.
5/10 P/S: Just don't waste your time.
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