I know that some of you are looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy, while still others wait with bated breath for Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. As for myself, The Expendables 3is one of the few summer releases I am actively looking forward to. I want nothing more out of my summer than to watch old action heroes blow stuff up.
The latest trailer for the film, released today, introduces us to the entire gang, old and new. Is it exciting to see Arnold Schwarzenegger welcoming Harrison Ford, or Sylvester Stallone facing off against Mel Gibson? Damn right it is. This trailer is nothing but explosions, a few one-liners, and tons of old action stars hanging out and shooting things. What more can you ask for?
For those narrative-minded folks, there is a plot in there somewhere. Mr. Stallone is back as Barney Ross, the leader of the Expendables and former comrade of Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), now a ruthless arms trader. Barney thought that Conrad was dead, but he’s obviously not, and has made it his mission to destroy his old team. Naturally, Barney brings in some old pals in the form of Schwarzenegger, Ford, Wesley Snipes, and Antonio Banderas to join with the rest of the Expendables team. Can all this muscle bring down Mel Gibson? We can only hope.
No one will be going to see The Expendables 3 for any other reason than to see a lot of awesome action stars on the same screen together. Will it be insane and ridiculous, defying both the laws of physics and the Aristotelian unities? Undoubtedly. Would we really have it any other way? Absolutely not.
You can watch the latest trailer for The Expendables 3 below and let us know what you think. Then, head to the cinemas on August 15 for even more mayhem. You know you want to.