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The Expendables 3
    2014-09-05  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham Director: Patrick Hughes

    The old guys are out in farce in the action sequel starring Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham and Kelsey Grammer

    SHAKESPEAREAN actors have to be a certain age before they can tackle King Lear. And old action heroes have to hit a certain point before they can join an “Expendables” movie. But “The Expendables 3” lets down its cast.

    Sylvester Stallone again stars as Barney Ross. His rogue mercenary team members sit around grousing in bars, when they aren’t tackling jobs the CIA deems too dirty to handle. The team consists of Gunnar (Dolph Lundgren), Caesar (Terry Crews), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Barney’s right-hand man, Christmas (Jason Statham).

    They’re joined this time by Doc (Wesley Snipes), a knife expert just out of prison for tax evasion. The movie is full of self-referential lines like that one, about Snipes’ legal troubles.

    A cranky CIA connection, Drummer (Harrison Ford), sets the team on a collision course with Barney’s old partner Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). Stonebanks is now a diabolical arms dealer. He must be, with that name. He also must be stopped.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as Barney’s competitor-pal Trench, Kelsey Grammer is an uber-agent for unknown mercenary talent, and Antonio Banderas is a chatty assassin-for-hire. Bruce Willis’ Church, a big part of “Expendables 2,” is “out of the picture,” as Drummer says.

    The remaining gang is joined by a troupe of bland twentysomethings, including Kellan Lutz and mixed-martial-arts champ Ronda Rousey as the token female. The young bucks add nothing except proof that the seasoned pros’ personalities are the gas this movie runs on. Snipes is fun for a while, then recedes into the ensemble. Schwarzenegger adds a twinkle to his eye and Banderas is convinced he’s in a comedy, which is amusing before it gets annoying.

    Gibson, however, seems ill at ease about seeming too villainous. And Ford looks a little embarrassed to be here at all, as he and Stallone engage in a growl-a-thon. Director Patrick Hughes stages the humdrum action scenes in abandoned buildings and vacant lots, perhaps a visual representation of the cast’s careers.

    The first “Expendables” (2010) had a winking conceit and the right tone: Let’s get the ’80s action guys back together! But “Expendables 3” actually is a junky ’80s movie, like a face-lifted “Delta Force.”

    Once you get past thinking “Oh, look who it is,” there’s nothing to enjoy.

    The movie is now being screened in Shenzhen.

    (SD-Agencies)

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