Friday, 15 August 2014

The Expendables 3 Movie Review!!!

They may be Expendable but Stallone and his crew are proving to be indispensable for action movie fans!!! Read our Expendables 3 review to find out why!!!

The Expendables are back in their biggest adventure yet.  What started as a novelty project featuring everyone’s favourite 80s action heroes has really turned into a pretty worthwhile franchise now.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s still all loud explosions with people dying left, right and center but the explosions are bigger, the team is now established and it’s just kinda cool watching these guys kicking ass.  It’s more fun going in knowing what to expect, you expect an Expendables movie.

The movie starts with a pretty grand spectacle as Stallone and team free Snipes from a moving armored train.  It’s pretty awesome seeing Stallone and Snipes reunited all these years after the amazing Demolition Man (a must watch film for any action fan).  Crazy as it is, the over the top intro is just an appetizer for what’s to come.

Turns out a former Expendable turned bad and long thought dead is still alive and kicking.  This is where the real mission starts.

Church, former CIA spook is gone (Bruce Willis got a bit greedy or something so Stallone gave him the boot) and enter Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford).  The man still looks good for a guy in his 70s.  Turns out Stallone and Ford both wanna get ‘Payback’ (did you get that movie reference) on our villain, Mel Gibson.

There’s a fair amount of new talent this time round and it’s kinda cool watching the kids trying to do things all smart, fancy and modern but in the end Stallone and team still have to go all out guns blazing to take down the bad guys.

As you can probably tell, there isn’t really much in terms of story but it more than does the job.

As always, the action is served with a healthy dose of tongue in cheek humour.  Lundgren, Banderas and Snipes all have some pretty funny moments (catch the real life Snipes reference early on in the movie) and it’s pretty cool that Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) has managed to get himself into two big summer movies this year (he was the bad guy in Transformers: Age of Extinction).

There was a lot of negative talk online when it was announced that the movie was going to be a PG-13 rating and not R rated.  Who gives a damn??  It just means that there’s less fake blood visible.  The action is still pretty crazy and the ending in particular is more badass than both previous Expendables movies.

To be honest, brainless as it is, I had a really good time watching this.  Good action, good humour and the characters are really growing on me.  Just wish they could’ve somehow got Van Damme back in this (long lost twin wishing to make amends for his evil dead brothers actions – just a suggestion for Stallone if he’s reading this).

If you like Expendables movies then you’ll like this.  If you didn’t like the last 2 then you won’t like this – simple!

A solid action movie which is likely to hit the spot for anyone in need of a quick action fix.

We’re already looking forward to Expendables 4!!!

Bring it on!

Rating 4 out of 5


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