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The Expendables 3; Old School

Men with aviator shades, Men walking, Men riding, Men killing, Men shooting and Men cracking silly jokes. Yes! The Expendables are back again, promising a bigger and better cast, plus bigger and better action sequences. Does it delivers on what it promises? Yes it does. But its also gifts us with a bland, poorly constructed film that has no sense of direction whatsoever.

The story follows Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team coming face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who is an ex-Expendables member turned ruthless arms dealer. Barney decides to take him down, as he is instructed to. He has certain problems with his old crew, eventually deciding upon fighting the old blood with new blood, he recruits individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The rest of the film pans out pretty much in the fashion you might guess it would.

Coming to the movie, even though the last two films made no sense. When it comes to the story and the screenplay, they were fun. Plus, they make the entire franchise look stupid as there aren’t a bunch of old dudes kicking ass also, the younger ones are not exactly mention worthy. The Expendables 3 starts off with high-octane action but loses its steam pretty soon. The plotting, recruiting and more planing takes a hell lot of time, while the audience gets irritated craving for some bone-crushing, bullet flying action.┬áThe last 30 minutes is where we are finally rewarded with the action we deserves but that doesn’t cover up the overall loss.┬áAlso, in between a lot of bad actors,┬áthere’ Mel Gibson who steals the show. He seems to be the only one who had fun doing the movie.

Final Verdict: This overly-crowded sequel is a step-down from both the previous movies. If you can sit through the movie just to watch the last 30 minutes go for it.
Rating: 2/5

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