The Expendables 3 - American Action Film

  • The Expendables 3 -  American Action Film

    The Expendables 3  is a new American ensemble action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Sylvester Stallone. It is a sequel to the 2012 action film The Expendables 2, and the third installment in The Expendables film series. The film features Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.


    The story follows the mercenary group known as "The Expendables" as they come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), the Expendables' co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team. Released on August 15, 2014, it is the first film in the Expendables series not to be rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. It is instead rated PG-13.

    The Expendables—led by Barney Ross (Stallone) and formed by Lee Christmas (Statham), Gunnar Jensen (Lundgren), and Toll Road (Couture)—extract former member Doctor Death (Snipes), a knives specialist and team medic, from a military prison during his transfer on a train. They recruit Doc to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar (Crews), who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), a former co-founder of the Expendables who went rogue and was presumed dead. In the ensuing firefight, The Expendables manage to kill all but Stonebanks, who shoots Cesar twice. As the team attempts to aide him, they are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks' advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.

    Back at the United States, CIA operative Max Drummer (Ford), the Expendables' new missions manager, gives Ross a mission to capture Stonebanks in order to bring him to the International Criminal Court to be tried for war crimes. Blaming himself for Caesar's injuries, Ross disbands the Expendables, not wanting his team to get killed following him, and leaves for Las Vegas where he enlists retired mercenary-turned-recruiter Bonaparte (Grammer) to help him find a new team of younger mercenaries to pursue Stonebanks. The recruits include former U.S. Marine John Smilee (Lutz), nightclub bouncer Luna (Rousey), computer expert Thorn (Powell), and weapons expert Mars (Ortiz). Skilled sharpshooter Galgo (Banderas) asks to be included in the team, but Ross turns him down. The new team rendezvous with Ross' rival Trench Mauser (Schwarzenegger), returning a favor for Ross, who has traced Stonebanks to Romania where he is set to make an arms deal. Ross and the new recruits infiltrate an office building Stonebanks is using as a meeting place and, having to kill a few men in the process, manage to capture Stonebanks. While making their way to meet Trench, Stonebanks begins to reveal his past between him and Ross and the truth on how he betrayed The Expendables in the first place. Ross nearly kills him to shut him up but, despite Stonebanks egging him on, he stands down. However, Stonebanks' men catches up to them, with the aid of his GPS Tracker, and fire a missile at the team's van. Ross is thrown into a river, while Smilee, Luna, Thorn and Mars are captured by Stonebanks. Ross kills Stonebanks' retrieval team and escapes.

    Stonebanks sends Ross a video, challenging Ross to come after him and gives him his location in the country of Uzmenistan. While preparing to leave and mount a rescue alone, Ross is found by Galgo, who offers his services again. Ross agrees to give him a chance, later accompanied by the veteran Expendables. They rescue the young mercenaries, only to learn from Stonebanks that he has rigged the place with explosives. As both the young and veteran Expendables begin to fight one another, Ross convinces them to work together in order to take down Stonebanks once and for all. As the final battle begins, Thorn is able to use a jammer device to delay the countdown, giving them just under half an hour before detonation. Stonebanks then orders the armed forces of Uzmenistan to attack the building with full force, including tanks and attack helicopters. Drummer and Trench arrive in a helicopter to help, alongside returning Expendables member Yin Yang (Li). The new and veteran members of the Expendables work together to kill Stonebanks' men. When a second wave of Stonebanks' army starts moving in for an attack, Drummer lands on the building to evacuate the team. However, Stonebanks personally attacks Ross, who engages him in a hand-to-hand combat. Both become evenly matched, but Ross manages to knock down Stonebanks before both the protagonist and antagonist reach for guns, Stonebanks manages to reach the gun and starts shooting, but Ross gets his first and wounds Stonebanks in the process. At his mercy, Stonebanks brings out his final taunt before Ross shoots him dead, finally killing him. Seconds after Stonebanks death, the batteries of Thorn's device run out and the entire building begins to explode and collapse. The team makes it to Drummer's helicopter and flies away to safety, with Ross managing to cling on to safety just in time.

    In the aftermath, Caesar recovers from his wounds, and Ross officially accepts Galgo, Smilee, Luna, Thorn and Mars into the team. They all celebrate at a bar together.

    Casting or Sterring:
        See List of characters from The Expendables film series:

    1. Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross : Leader of the Expendables.
    2. Jason Statham as Lee Christmas : The team's knife expert.
    3. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Trench Mauser : Barney's former teammate and sometimes rival
    4. Harrison Ford as Max Drummer : A CIA field operations officer and pilot who manages the Expendables.
    5. Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks : A rogue co-founder of the Expendables and a ruthless arms dealer.
    6. Antonio Banderas as Galgo : A former member of the Spanish Armed Forces, Croatian war veteran, and expert sharpshooter.
    7. Jet Li as Yin Yang : The team's hand-to-hand combat expert.
    8. Wesley Snipes as Doctor Death : A former medic, and one of the original Expendables.
    9. Dolph Lundgren as Gunner Jensen : Volatile member of the team.

    10. Kelsey Grammer as Bonaparte : A retired mercenary and ally of the Expendables.   

    11. Randy Couture as Toll Road : The team's demolitions expert.
    12. Terry Crews as Hale Caesar : The Expendables' barrel-weapons specialist.
    13. Kellan Lutz as John Smilee : A former U.S. Marine recruited to the Expendables.
    14. Ronda Rousey as Luna : An athletic nightclub bouncer recruited by Bonaparte. Rousey filmed her role while training to defend her title at UFC 168.
    15. Glen Powell as Thorn : A highly trained combat veteran and hacker.
    16. Victor Ortiz as Mars : A sharpshooter and lethal soldier, who is afraid of heights.
    17. Robert Davi as Goran Vata : The head of the Albanian mafia.