4100th Review!!! The Expendables 3 (2014)


“You were stupid enough to get yourself into this mess! And we’re the only ones crazy enough to get you out of it!” – Lee Christmas

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 May 2018)

Brief Synopsis – The team is hired once again by the CIA. This time to stop a notorious arms dealer who has a past with the group of mercenaries.

My Take on it – Since this milestone marathon actually coincides with my attempt to watch all of Arnold Schwarzenegger films, I chose to check out this trilogy that is mean to be a modern throwback to 80’s action films.

This edition of the franchise follows suit with the previous two installments and gives us a film filled with lots of death and destruction built around a somewhat silly plot.

This film has no surprises along the way and they give you exactly what you would expect.

It was nice to see most of the cast returning from the previous films.

The additions of Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer give us new blood from the “old” vanguard to help reminisce about 80’s and 90’s action flicks during the film.

They once again upped the ante for the amount of effects needed for some of the over the top action sequences.

This film also has a really high body count of 480 that barely misses the record of the previous installment which had 482 dead.

Once again, check you brain at the door and enjoy this fun film.

Bottom Line – Still doing what it’s meant to do without an iota more.  Nice to see most of the characters returning from the previous films.  In addition, the new members of the team are also very recognizable stars who decided to come and join the fun.  As with the two previous installments, this film is filled with lots of explosions and action sequences.  Nothing new here besides a mindless 80’s action throwback film.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Bruce Willis was set to reprise his role of Mr. Church, at a salary of three million dollars (750,000 dollars per day for four consecutive days). When he demanded one million dollars per day instead, Sylvester Stallone and the producers refused, and he left the film. Within three days, Stallone was able to get Harrison Ford to replace the Church role as a new character. Ford’s “short notice” quip, as used in the trailer, alludes to these events (which were well publicized long before the film premiered). (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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