Synopsis – 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.
My Take – After a horrible movie in 2010 & an awesome sequel in 2012, Stallone & the gang of mostly out of work action heroes are back, in a more toned down action film giving space for drama & humor. As the film is written by Stallone, well he has clearly made the film about himself only, giving the rest of the cast a back seat almost less than half the screen time.
Other than Stallone himself, some screen time is offered to the younger guyies making this Kellan Lutz most likeable role till date. Mel Gibson is just weird as the villain, just truly awful. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets more screen time compared to the other films. Among the new entries Antonio Banderas stands out making him the best entertaining character of the lot, while Wesley Snipes & Harrison Ford are likeable.
Of course the action & violence is just gorgeous, especially the climax (possibly one of the best I have seen in years!!). Overall, this film is not as good as the 2nd part, but if you are a fan of the franchise & don’t mind some mindless action film, check it out!!