NEW TEAM. NEW ATTITUDE. NEW MISSION.
When the CIA learns that one of the original Expendables (Mel Gibson), who went rogue and was presumed dead, has resurfaced, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) assembles a new team to capture him. The first film in the series to get a PG-13 rating, which to the disappointment of many fans means less of a bloodbath. The action is nevertheless explosive, especially in the opening and end sequences… but it’s a lot duller in between. The cast is the franchise’s most impressive line-up yet, with Gibson a shot in the arm as the bad guy.
2014-U.S. 126 min. Color Widescreen. Directed by Patrick Hughes. Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Barney Ross), Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Mel Gibson (Conrad Stonebanks), Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes… Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture.
Trivia: Bruce Willis dropped out after a salary argument. Nicolas Cage and Jackie Chan were allegedly considered for roles.
Razzie: Worst Supporting Actor (Grammer).
Quote: “I am the Hague”. (Stallone appoints himself both judge and executioner)