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.
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
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
The second was mildly enjoyable, the third time it's tired, the
attraction has lost any charm and they still haven't figured out a way
to create a sense of world. Terminator, Lethal Weapon, all these films
created their own world. Even Cobra had a home to come back to, that
marvelous Venice beach apartment next to the Pepsi logo where he forked
pizza with a knife.
There's absolutely none here. There's an action plot with actors
mouthing their lines when they have to, then on to the next scene.
Willis is swapped for Ford but it's again the same thankless plot
function of a few minutes. Arnie hovers around in spots - he says
'choppa'. A few amusing scenes with Snipes and prison. And the action
mechanics are completely slapdash, overall it feels like the second
album after reunion of old heavy metal stalwarts, still polished but
all the passion has gone out a long time ago.
Banderas is the only one who manages to charm and that's because he's
the only one written with a tiny smudge of life - a screw loose because
of what he witnessed.
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