‘The Expendables 3′ TV Trailer: These Guys Are Nuts

Published 10 months ago by , Updated July 9th, 2014 at 6:08 pm,

A new extended TV spot for The Expendables 3 (see above) mostly recycles and/or re-packages footage from the full-length theatrical trailer, but does so effectively and with some new material sprinkled here and there – thus, getting you all the more excited to see Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his band of (crazy) brothers – along with a younger sister now – throw down against Barney’s old partner (played by Mel Gibson).

So far, Expendables 3 looks to be the most polished and proficiently made installment in the Expendables series to date, thanks in part to the efforts of director Patrick Hughes (whose next trick will be to remake The Raid for U.S. audiences). Similarly, this movie could have the most authentic throwback feel of any Expendables movie released to date, as Stallone co-penned the script with Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger – the duo who gave us last year’s entertaining homage to the 1990s action scene, with Olympus Has Fallen.

On top of that, Stallone has admitted that the first Expendables installment was a bit too self-serious, while the followup had the opposite problem and went overboard on the winking/self-referential humor; with Expendables 3, however, Stallone believes that he achieved the proper “marriage” between those two approaches. The short of it: Expendables 3 might not only be the best Expendables movie to date, it may also come the closest to being a solid film simply on its own terms – meaning that if this is indeed the “last ride” for Sly and his Expendables brethren, then they could very well go out in top form.

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As for Expendables 3‘s box office prospects, you might have heard that the film was officially Rated PG-13 last week; that means gentler foul language and bloody violence than an R Rating would’ve afforded, but also that it can potentially reach a wider audience in theaters, as a result.

However, according to Collider, the original cut of Expendables 3 was slapped with an R, before subsequent edits were made in order to attain the more adolescent-friendly label from the MPAA. As such, the PG-13 theatrical version of the movie could still wind up being hard-hitting enough to satisfy even the more hardcore action fanatics. If that doesn’t sound so interesting, then you can always just wait to watch the Unrated version of Expendables 3, when it becomes available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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

Source: Collider

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  1. no it has the number 3 in Title

  2. (rolls eyes)

  3. “These Guys are Nuts”…How about “These Guys are Over-the-Hill!!!”

    • You do realize that, while you and some others may not have an interest in seeing “over-the-hill” action stars, myself and still others have no interest in watching shirtless teenagers pretending to be action stars.

      • @jeff

      • Hey Jeff, you’re dead wrong and you totally jumped to the wrong conclusion and let me tell you why. It’s completely ridiculous to think that Sly at 68 (but looks 70+), and Schwarzenegger at 68, Lundgren at 57, Banderes at 54 could realistically represent “black op” operators acting now as private contractors. I know guys who have done this kind of “work” and the top range of ages is 40-55. Most are even younger than that, in their late 30’s and early 40’s having retired early from the military for various reasons. It is simply not believable for men like Stallone and Schwarzenegger who are nearly 70 to be the characters in real life they portray in movies.

        I’m middle aged myself, and have no interest in seeing young guys like you said playing action stars, but give me a break. These guys are way, way past being “over-the-hill.”

        • We agree that they could not do this in real life…but it is fantasy…make believe…like all films. For their age, most of these guys look like they are in excellent shape, and considering the characters they created in their past films, it is not too difficult to suspend one’s disbelief, for an hour and a half, to enjoy another action movie, with some comedic overtones, from them. They obviously can’t play these roles forever, but many of us still enjoy watching them, as evidenced by the fact that this is the third film in the series, so they have been profitable.

          As Sergeant Hulka would say, “Lighten up, Francis.”

        • @evan
          So you only enjoy movies that are 100% realistic?

          • He must only watch documentaries then.

            • As a matter of fact, I do watch a lot of documentaries. But I’m nerdy that way.

              • No one cares. The question you conveniently dodged was “So you only enjoy movies that are 100% realistic?”

        • It’s a movie. And that’s the entire point. It is the definition of ‘high concept’. Why is there an expectation for action movies, which all aim to be larger than life, to be point for point realistic? Do you have any idea how boring that would be? For starters, we would have exactly zero buddy cop films and police procedural dramas, as all of them consistently get police work wrong. Hell, I just saw The Raid 2 (which is awesome), and in it a cop TASTED a white substance to see if it was cocaine. Police. Do not. Do that. But it’s a movie, so we allow it. Suspension of disbelief.

        • Evan? hope your not a Fan of Liam Neeson films then,

          or RED
          or RED 2
          or Olympus has fallen
          or Armageddon

          see what I am saying? you dont have to believe it to enjoy it! I really hope your not a fan of Lord of the rings.

      • THANK YOU! I’d rather watch these legends in their 60s and 70s than some hairless pussies pretending to be tough guys.

  4. I was expecting someone’s scrotum to get ripped off

  5. I did Not know that Grace Jones was in this movie!

    • Yup, she’s playing Wesley Snipes

      • That’s funny.

  6. Jeff

  7. Why these guys wearing X-Men costumes??

  8. Snipes looks like an old black lady on botox

    • Expendables 3 “could have the most authentic throwback feel of any Expendables movie released to date.” Uh, sorry, but no. Expendables 3 was specifically made to NOT be a throwback to the eighties era, hence the family friendly rating.

  9. Snipes is channeling his “Noxeema” character from Too Wong Foo.

  10. Cant wait!

  11. It is a movie. For entertainment value only. So being critical of the storyline or the actors is really stupid. Too many people analyze movies. Just sit back, watch and escape for a couple of hours.

    • That’s what Twilight fans say…

  12. Is it me or does Wesley Snipes look like the warrior woman from Conan here?

  13. guys i want to see this movie.