Monday, August 18, 2014

Movie Review: Expendables 3

IMDB Storyline: Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel 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.

My thoughts: Okay I am going to be honest this movie did not pass my RLS test. This movie was just over 2 hours and I will be honest it needed to have about 45 minutes cut from that. The movie lagged in so many places I thought I was playing Call of Duty. There were times that I wanted to jump up and walk around because I could not focus. This is saying a lot as I enjoy explosions and shooting fun. While I did enjoy all the new and old blood, the movie lacked the spark that the previous movies had. This movie had the addition of the awesome Wesley Snipes that they break out of jail. You had Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammar, Harrison Ford, and Antonio Banderas added for fun. Also the young blood of Victor Ortiz (best known for boxing against Mayweather), Kellan Lutz (Twilight and Hercules), Ronda Rousey (MMA fighter), and Glen Powell (Yeah, I couldn't find any important roles for this dude). 

The new with the old aspect was cool for half a minute but then gets old. The movie overall was just okay. It overall lacked a decent storyline. I would say not to spend full ticket price for this one. Go check it out at Matinee prices.

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Post by Vikki
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