Fans of Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables franchise are going to have a field day with the latest trailer to be released for The Expendables 3. Guns, explosions, punches, smug laughter, rinse and repeat. We’re given heaps of new footage to look at, which will either get you excited or further cement your disinterest. We’re fans of the idea of watching all of yesteryear’s action heroes, along with some of today’s, blowing stuff up together, but the films haven’t quite impressed. The first was somewhat fun, but it felt tired. The second was all round exhausted. Third time lucky? Here’s hoping. Be sure to check out the cast-filled banner recently released for the film underneath the trailer.
Okay, deep breath. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.
Official synopsis for The Expendables 3:
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
ETA: USA – 15 August, 2014.