The Expendables 3 2014

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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. Starring the Ultimate Action Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.

Starring:
Mel Gibson, Jet Li
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

The Expendables 3

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Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 6 minutes
Starring Mel Gibson, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Ronda Rousey, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammer, Kellan Lutz, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Sylvester Stallone
Director Patrick Hughes
Genres Thriller
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 8 December 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 6 minutes
Starring Mel Gibson, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Ronda Rousey, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammer, Kellan Lutz, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Sylvester Stallone
Director Patrick Hughes
Genres Thriller
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 8 December 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By whitedragon on 17 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Stallone has since admitted that making this a 12 rating was a huge mistake and cost the production a lot in lost revenue... why is that? simple... with all this killing and violence, and couple of swear words, there's no way on earth that it should be anything less than a 15 rating, probably an 18 rating... to maximise the earning potential.... you don't do that by down grading the rating... because a 12 rating means a kids film - not an adult film....

Before release, when I heard there would be all those 'extra' action heroes I thought this is going to be overkill - too many cooks spoil the broth kind of thing - that is countered by longer running time from the 2nd movie, we get to see just enough of each one to know what they are doing there.... and they seem to fit together.... is it still too much? maybe? after all quality should always win any debate between quality and quantity....

The action and fighting scenes are just as good as the second movie, but there's a huge 'downtime' in the middle section of this one, where he dumps the old team and tries to build a new one, and we don't see the old crew for a good 30 mins or so... which gives it a strange feeling... there is humour and banter as well, like there always needs to be, but because this is a 12 rating, everything seems too humane and a bit too friendly, the evil intention or the adult elements are therefore watered down.... which inevitably means this was never going to be as good as the 2nd movie...and alas it's not.... the other thing is that the original team don't evolve - their own stroies hasn't moved on from the first movie, we don't get to see any of their lives etc... there's too much focus on the new team... and Antonio Banderas' character is just annoying....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. G. A. Alavi on 11 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
This movie is better then the first Expendables, but not quite as good as Expendables 2. The Format is very simple. Big shoot out battle, couple of minutes to meet new/old characters, followed by a big shoot out battle.

The story after rescuing an old school member of the Expendables, well an older school member as Jason is the youngers member on the team at that point. The team is sent after a ghost from Stallone's past. Knowing a suicide mission is coming Stallone decides to go at it with a new team of young blood who he has no emotional investment in.

The movie is a shoot em up action fest, the lack of gore keeps the age rating down. It was really the last battle/30 minutes of the movie that brought this up from a watchable 3 stars to 4 stars for me. I am really glad Ronda Rousey, got the air time to prove why she is (really) the most dominant woman fighter on the planet she even managed to use her signature finish in one scene, unfortunately Ortiz did not get the same opportunity he seemed quite forgettable. Banderas was supposed to be the comic relief, but he came off more annoying and cheesy than funny. All in all the movie is what I expected an 80's style action fest with a bit of new blood and tricks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Simon on 8 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Barney Ross and his team are sent on another job but first he rescues a member of the team who's been in prison for 8 years. After doing that he heads off to do the job: get an arms dealer named Mins, but when Barney sees the man, he recognizes him as Stonebanks, another team member who went rogue whom Barney thought he took care of. He then mortally wounds one of Barney's men. Barney would then be approached by a man named Drummer who's with the CIA, who tells him, he wants Mins or Stonebanks. Barney decides to sever all ties with his men and recruits 4 young people to help him get Stonebanks. And they get him and are bringing him back when his people attack them and Barney gets away. Stonebanks calls him telling him, if he wants his people back come and get them. Barney's willing to go alone but his old team joins him.

Starring the Ultimate Action Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.

Well directed, good CGI, good solid action,good stunts and good acting and Antonio Banderas, giving a crazy, over the top performance. Mel Gibson, whilst more restrained, gives his all as the crazy bad guy, and although the majority of the visual effects are good, the stunt work in the third act of the film is quite impressive and even engaging.

Overall a good solid action film. Enjoy

Highly recommend this film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lifestyle101 on 30 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
With this being the third instalment of the Expendables, I found it to be almost as good as the original. It’s a far stronger and more believable story Line that Expendables 2, with none of the actors taking themselves too seriously and through that approach, seriously parodying their own famous characters. I laughed almost every time “Arnie” opened his mouth, every single one of his films was encapsulated in this role. Pretty much the same can be said for the rest of the characters. Even seeing Wesley Snipes, looking very unhinged was priceless.

If you want to see a film that’s easy on the mind, funny, action packed and visually quite stunning, then this is for you. Even better if you can view it in HD, a very good film to watch on a rainy day or public holiday.
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