If you go into this movie expecting to see action scenes with loads of people getting killed by bulletproof aging action stars, then you'll probably enjoy yourself. My intention going in was simple: Sly will blow stuff up with his pals. So I enjoyed the movie. It was nice to see famous names like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas all together for what almost looks like a last hurrah for some (I'm looking at you, Dolph).
As per usual, the bad guys get killed in droves, the good guys barely bleed and everything is alright with the world again at the end of the movie. I loved the fact that Harrison Ford's character couldn't understand Statham's english - even asking what language he was speaking - yet somehow carried on a conversation with Schwarzenegger with absolutely no difficulty! And two strange things happen in The Expendables: Mel Gibson is the bad guy and Antonio Banderas is a seriously silly killer begging for a job. I thought both did a great job being these guys who are complete opposite of regular roles we're used to seeing them in. Gibson had the crazy eyes and creepy voice going on, totally getting into the whole bad guy thing. Banderas was too cute and so funny. All in all, I would recommend this movie - as a rental.
I give this movie 3.5 out of 5 movie passes!
Here's the film's synopsis from rottentomatoes.com, where the movie got a score of 35% from movie critics and 54% from movie goers:
In The Expendables 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come 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.
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