Film Of The Week: THE EXPENDABLES 3 (2014)
Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans.
Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
In 2010, filmmaker Patrick Hughes earned the spotlight for his then-directorial debut Western thriller, Red Hill. It earned several nomimations and became a hit among audiences, including actor Sylvester Stallone who went on to officially announce Hughes as the director of the new film, The Expendables 3, after dropping twitter hints like crazy beforehand. And while reading his tweets, it seemed as if Stallone's vision intended on outdoing his predecessors, namely Rambo (2008), in light of all the hype involving the fanfare for R-rated action - something which the Expendables franchise became known for four years ago with the first film.