Director: Patrick Hughes
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes
The eagerly awaited The Expendables 3 finally reaches our cinemas and audiences will be pleasantly surprised with the revamped 'serious approach' in the storytelling, erasing the self-mockery elements which tarnished the previous editions.
When Barney (Sylvester Stallone) learns that the evil arms dealer Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) plans to obliterate each and every member of the expendables, he decides to retire them and enlists a new group of younger expendables to help capture Stonebanks.
However not all goes to plan, with Stonebanks capturing all these newly recruited expendables. The old gang jump on board and together with Barney embark on a rescue mission which will have audiences on the edge of their seats.
The Expendables 3 is an adrenaline-pumping, action-packed adventure with incredible death-defying stunts and an increased body-count that surpasses that of other films of this genre. An elite group of actors have been assembled including Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes who was quickly signed up for the role upon completing his jail sentence.
This franchise has secured Stallone's success in Hollywood after many unsuccessful movies over the past few years. Mel Gibson's performance as the villain will also ensure producers take notice and will hopefully restore his career after he fell from grace with those who mattered in Hollywood. JAKE