‘Expendables 3′ Final Trailer: Time For Some Explosions

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Those who’re looking forward to seeing The Expendables 3 in theaters – and who have not gone out and watched the pirated version that’s been leaked online ahead of then – can rejoice in the arrival of one final trailer for the old-school action genre icon-studded affair. Unlike the recently-released extended TV promos for the film, this new theatrical preview contains a reasonable amount of previously-unrelaesed footage – and more than a reasonable amount of things (buildings and helicopters, for the most part) exploding onscreen.

Expendables 3 may pack more flying bullets, death-defying stunts, and stuff going boom than its predecessors, but the brand has also gone PG-13 for the latest installment. That is a far cry from the decidedly R-Rated features of the 1980s and ’90s that inspired the property in the first place (Rambo, Predator, and so on); even by today’s standards, such films are far too violent and full of foul language to be labeled “hard PG-13,” for sure.

On the other hand, as far as PG-13 action features go, this one looks pretty fun. Maybe the throwback spirit has diminished a good deal since the first movie (and after the series almost crossed over fully into parody territory in part two), but now we may get a solid action movie experience on its own terms, in return. Indeed, judging by the trailer footage shown so far, director Patrick Hughes’ Expendables installment will be far more technically proficient than previous films in the series.

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Interestingly, the Expendables 3 storyline –  Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) must settle an old score with his former partner, Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) – actually reads as being somewhat more retro in spirit than those for the previous Expendables features. That’s all the more interesting since, in terms of casting, the ensemble this round includes not just more old-timers (see: Welsey Snipes and Antonio Banderas having joined the party), but several younger action heroes in the making to boot.

Basically, between the rating, casting, and story, Expendables 3 seems designed to appeal to both those who grew up watching ’80s/’90s action and, well, anyone else who appreciates two hours of down n’ dirty action cinema. Will it be a better film and/or more successful at the box office for it? Neither is a given, but we might as well strap in, hang on, and hope for the best at this stage.

The Expendables 3 opens in U.S. theaters on August 15th, 2014.

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  1. This movie is going to flop big time. You can already stream it online and the quality is clear as blu-ray.

    • Yeah but somethings need to be seen on the big screen!! this is big stupid fun that requires a cinema visit

  2. I enjoyed the first two films but felt they could have been better. They definitely needed more Arnold, so I am hoping he has a bigger part in this one. Also looking forward to seeing Gibson in action, but wish hypocritical Hollywood would let him perform his craft again and both act and direct in bigger, better movies.

    • Yes, there is more Arnold in this movie.

  3. Saw the leak, movie was really bad, cheaply made and just a clusterf***. I liked one and thought 2 wasn’t that good, but 3 was just bad. Emphasis on CHEAP, it’s like they stopped caring about the quality of the product. 0/10, would not recommend.

    • I love how you think EX3 was utter crap, but the first one was good? Man, they go to a spanish speaking country and not a single character speaks proper spanish. I’m not talking about the obvious weird “not really latin” accent, but the grammar itself. That alone makes cheaply made. Not to mention the dumb plots and zero effort to make a decent story. That goes for all three.

      • The first 1 was good for what it was, a team-up of legendary action stars in one movie, just blowing sh*t up. It wasn’t a good movie or anything, but it was good in the sense that it was an all out testosterone filled filled, with guns, explosions, and muscles. It was at least entertaining to watch. 3 though lacked that. It was cheaply made, the effects especially.

  4. I’m surprised there was no news article on here for this. A DVD-quality leak almost three weeks before a big-budget movie releases in theaters is unprecedented and almost never happens. The closest example of this happening is when the X-Men Origins: Wolverine workprint leaked. It’s almost like Screen Rant didn’t want its readers to know about it cause I’m sure a good chunk of us here are/were planning to see the movie.

    • @Mike – Piracy isn’t something we promote on Screen Rant.

      Paul Young

  5. I don’t torrent but I’d only check this out if it’s 70% or better on tomatoes. I predict in 6 years, studios will fully embrace theaters as the medium for spectacles and small budgets only. Most people I know only go to the theater if there’s something big going on. Otherwise, TV, netflix, internet, and hanging out. I’ve been less picky about what brings me out the house but I’ll soon join the wagon, though I wish Prisoners did better since it was one of the better movies last year.

  6. I’ll admit I drank the juice. Saw the online version I didn’t think it wads half bad. On a down side every time Banderas was on screen I kept thinking of Puss in Boots.

  7. I saw the torrent because a friend forced me. I freaking loved it, one if the best action packed thrill rides of the summer! Now I’m against downloading, I think it takes away from the enjoyment of the art, the excitement if seeing my favourite actors on the big screen. I’m definitely going to see this in opening weekend. The download was just a preview and it should be for all of you. This movie was amazing full of great performances that will leave you wanting more. Pure popcorn adventures! Go see this opening weekend, forget the download and if you have downloaded it go to the theatre anyways, the movie packs new surprises on the big screen!

    • smells like a studio plant to me…..

      • I really enjoyed 1 & 2 for what they were, fun all out action. But this was awful. Not even worth a rent in my opinion. The story makes almost no sense, snipes is put in the movie for no ACTUAL reason and barely used which was disappointing, characters from the previous films are missing with no explanation other than “they are dead, these are the dog tags”, gibson was lackluster, the effects are worse than most TV shows(AoS has way better effects). I was actually going to support it even after seeing it, but not now with how terrible it was. So upset by it.

      • @Saverio – Yes, a studio is planting a commenter on a website who admitted to downloading and watching a their leaked movie. That’s exactly what happened.

        Paul Young

        • even the name Movie Fan #1 sounds fake. He watched it cause a friend “forced him” to. It all sounds like damage control

  8. I thought it was the weakest of the three. Gibson, Snipes and Grammer were solid additions, the action was great, the PG-13 rating didn’t ruin the action, it featured the best story of the three, Ford was a treat to see for his small role, they didn’t overdo it with the comedy and references to other movies like in part 2 but other than that there was really nothing I liked.

    There was like a 30 minute period where it was just Sly and the young people and it was horrible and dragged the movie down a lot. These young people were all awful. Arnold felt out of place and didn’t steal the scenes he was in like in the first two. Jet Li was surprisingly in this less than in part 2. Banderas was incredibly annoying and his comedy felt so out of place and I wish he wasn’t in the movie.

    • banderas was probably the only thing i thought was good in the flick, i liked the comedy he brought, the rest was dreck.

  9. Could have done without the younger crew but I still enjoyed it.
    Gibson was great!
    Will definitely see this on the big screen.

  10. I saw it and I actually really enjoyed it, enough so that I may go see it again when it comes out in theaters. I feel like it was a well developed story and every character gets enough time to shine.

  11. Exp III is the only film I plan on seeing in a theater this year. I didn’t like the first one that much, but I really liked the second one. I’m looking forward to seeing the new additions, especially Gibson, Banderas, Snipes and Rhonda.

    • ^ Ronda

  12. Two was the Best of the Bunch! Three emmm…just barely OKay!

  13. Worse than the 2nd, better than the 1st. Terry Crews is minimally featured (not cool). Bandares is solid. Not a terrible movie, and actually told a good story.

  14. “The Expendables 3 opens in U.S. theaters on August 15th, 2014″

    How Is this Possible, I already have the DVD…

  15. Lol… Yeah the leak of a DVD quality and PG-13 rating = in no way am I seeing this in theaters…

  16. ‘EX1′ and ‘EX2′ are somewhat different animals. If ‘EX3′ can be compared more to ‘EX2′ (comedy, action, villain, etc.) than ‘EX1′, that’s all I would want to know as I had fun (as well as most of the theater-goers based on their reactions) while watching ‘EX2′.

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