I recently spent $10.50 to see The Expendables 3, which like the two previous Expendables was littered with old 1980’s-1990’s action movie superstars, adrenaline pumping fight scenes, action packed “I can’t believe they just pulled that off” scenes, and extreme comedy. What’s the difference you ask? Well for starters, they had Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes in it, so for me that’s a win, but the major difference between this and the last Expendables flick, which I enjoyed, was a better story line.
The third installment touches on the history of the contract-killing group called Expendables. If you don’t like the idea that they are a hit squad then it sucks to be you but I call a spade a spade, it just is what it is, and the Expendables are contract killers used by the government. Long story short, without giving away to much of the story and spoiling it for all those men & women who are down for a little blood, guts, & glory with the occasional fight scene that would never happen in real life and a comical cast with great punch lines from beginning to end, it tells the story of what happens when one member goes rouge and turns his back on his brotherhood in the hunt for wealth and greed.
Personally, not saying I’m an expert, but I do watch a lot of movies, I’d give this testosterone-inducing flick an A+ or 3 Corona’s. This is based on previous action packed movies released this summer, being able to utilize an over-saturated star studded cast adequately, a pretty good story line for such a broad roster of super stars, and still holding on to the theme of extreme action without being cheesy.
Acting score 7
Story score 8
Music and SFX score 9