Tuesday, 19 August 2014

THE EXPENDABLES 3

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.

This movie is essentially violence pornography. The superficial, disjointed plot is merely a vehicle for the next occasion of gratuitous violence that eventually becomes totally boring. Old men, with big muscles, mumble clich├ęd lines while attempting to be funny. This time they are supplemented by young upstarts who inevitably have to be rescued proving that the oldies haven't lost it yet. The action is completely unrealistic (which it is supposed to be) but its execution is tired and predictable. At just over two hours it was tedious in the extreme. If it wasn't for the motor-mouth character of Antonio Banderas this movie would have absolutely nothing to recommend it - and even then, I wouldn't recommend it. Mind-numbing and a complete waste of time and totally expendable.

*1/2

 

 

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