The movie borrows so liberally from other action films that it starts to feel at times a bit like a BuzzFeed listicle.
At this point, the Expendables have formed and reformed so many times they're like the world's most macho wife swap, the action version of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.
A wasted opportunity.
For a variety of reasons, most having to do with a weak screenplay and poor pacing, The Expendables 3 is the least successful entry in the series.
The series did reignite a few careers and bring forth one decent popcorn movie (The Expendables 2). Rather than artificially extend its life, maybe the time has come to say Rest in Peace.
The Expendables 3, trading on our affection for action stars of the past, has officially worn out its already shaky welcome.
Those first two movies look like Seven Samurai next to The Expendables 3, a sad, bad, parade of uninspired cameos and listless violence.
Derrik J. Lang
The film's sporadic set pieces simply aren't captivating enough to forgive all the movie's other faults.
The third installment in Sylvester Stallone's jobs program for expired action heroes is easily the best of the bunch, which is not to say it's any good.