The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrick Hughes
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas
  • UK release: 14 August 2014

Mercenary Barney Ross (Stallone) goes up against colleague-gone-rogue Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), a ruthless arms dealer. The action is fine, and the interplay between the somewhat ageing stars remains the film's biggest asset, but a lazy script, watered-down violence and general lack of risk-taking make for predictable viewing.

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The Expendables 3

11 Aug 20143 stars

Stallone, Statham and Schwarzenegger reunite for the third part of the actioner franchise

Sylvester Stallone may have assembled his biggest cast yet for this third instalment in his Expendables franchise but, while certainly enjoyable, it’s also (bullet) riddled with the same problems that beset its predecessors. The lack of a decent script…

Kellan Lutz wouldn't mess with Victor Ortiz

4 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Kellan Lutz admits he wouldn't mess with Victor Ortiz. The 29-year-old actor stars alongside the hunk - who a professional boxer and a former WBC Welterweight Champion - in forthcoming 'The Expendables 3' and he insists he's like a "little pit bull" but…

Sylvester Stallone's 'badass workout devices'

2 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Sylvester Stallone had "cheats" for making himself look big" for 'The Expendables 3'. The 67-year-old actor had "really badass workout devices" which helped him bulk up for the film, revealed his co-star Kellan Lutz, who got some great advice from the…

Antonio Banderas: Fighting comes naturally for him

9 May 2014

Film gossip

Antonio Banderas says fighting comes "naturally" for him. The 53-year-old actor who plays Galgo in 'The Expendables 3' insists it was easy for him to slip into character and his love of sport helps in these action roles which require "certain…

Jason Statham almost drowned on set

18 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Jason Statham nearly "drowned to death" on set. The hunk stars as Lee Christmas in forthcoming 'The Expendables 3' alongside Sylvester Stallone who revealed just how "dangerous" action films can be while he was defending the genre which he believes…

Sylvester Stallone: Twitter gets me in trouble

9 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Sylvester Stallone avoids social media because it gets him into "trouble". The legendary actor found himself in hot water last year for criticising fellow Hollywood star Bruce Willis on Twitter - after Bruce dropped out of his movie 'The Expendables 3…

Kelsey Grammer lands Nicolas Cage's Expendables 3 role

18 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Kelsey Grammer will replace Nicolas Cage in 'The Expendables 3'. The 58-year-old actor is close to signing on to play the role of Bonaparte, an ex-mercenary who comes to the assistance of the team of hired soldiers in the big budget blockbuster action…

Bruce Willis quit The Expendables 3 'after $1m a day demand'

8 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Bruce Willis quit 'The Expendables 3' after reportedly demanding $1 million a day. The 'Red 2' actor departed the star-studded action movie after allegedly refusing to appear in the motion picture for a staggering $3 million for four days filming in…

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey joins Expendables 3

24 Jul 2013

Film gossip

Sylvester Stallone has cast mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey in 'The Expendables 3'. The veteran actor-and-producer has added the female grappler - who is the reigning UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion - to the cast of the action franchise, along…

Milla Jovovich to join Expendables 3?

3 Jun 2013

Film gossip

Milla Jovovich could be joining 'The Expendables 3'. The former supermodel looks to be the next surprising addition to the hit franchise's cast, which has previously been exclusively formed of veteran male action movie heroes. The 37-year-old star…

Jackie Chan may not be in Expendables 3

20 May 2013

Film gossip

Jackie Chan is unsure if he'll be able to star in 'The Expendables 3'. The action franchise's star and producer Sylvester Stallone previously revealed that the veteran martial artist will be in the next installment, but the actor has revealed that while…

Sylvester Stallone writing female Expendables role

13 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Sylvester Stallone wants to cast a "funny, tough" woman in 'The Expendables 3'. The 66-year-old star is currently working on the third installment of the action franchise - in which he appears alongside Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold…

Jason Statham wants Jackie Chan to join Expendables 3

16 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Jason Statham would be "very happy" if Jackie Chan joined 'The Expendables 3'. The 45-year-old actor, who plays Lee Christmas in the popular films, hopes the 'Rush Hour' star will take part in Sylvester Stallone's third instalment of the franchise as he…

Jackie Chan confirms Expendables 3 role

19 Dec 2012

Film gossip

Jackie Chan will star in 'The Expendables 3'. The action hero has confirmed his involvement in the next chapter of Sylvester Stallone's action franchise and promises fans he will be taking on "more than just a minor role". Speaking at a Kuala Lumpur…

Nicolas Cage confirmed for The Expendables 3

6 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Nicolas Cage has been confirmed for 'The Expendables 3'. The 48-year-old actor is set to join Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in the third instalment of the fast-paced flick and producer Avi Lerner is now hoping to line up…

Hulk Hogan wants Expendables 3 role

12 Oct 2012

Film gossip

Hulk Hogan wants to star in 'The Expendables 3'. The 'TNA IMPACT Wrestling' star - who has recently been rocked after a sex tape of him and Heather Clem, the estranged wife of his best friend Bubba the Love Sponge, surfaced online - doesn't think he'll…

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