Final THE EXPENDABLES 3 Trailer: Mel Gibson Kidnaps the Lil Expendables

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Amidst a disheartening piracy situation, Lionsgate has released the final The Expendables 3 trailer for director Patrick Hughes’ action sequel.  This time around, Sylvester Stallone and his gang of geriatric action stars must band together to save their protégés, who have been kidnapped by an evil nemesis played by Mel Gibson.  By now you’re well aware of whether this franchise is for you or not, but if you plan on seeing it, I ask that you refrain from being lazy or self-involved and actually pay for a ticket.  Piracy is not only bad for the movie business, it’s bad for the filmmaking community as a whole.  Whatever the quality of the final product, a significant amount of time and money was invested into making this movie a reality, so the least you could do is pony up $10 of your own money to check it out.

Hit the jump to watch the final The Expendables 3 trailer.  The film also stars Harrison Ford, Wesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey Grammer, Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen PowellThe Expendables 3 opens August 15th.

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Here’s the official synopsis for The Expendables 3:

In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come 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.

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  • Steven

    Piracy > PG 13 greed.

    It really irks me when people get on a high horse regarding piracy. Most people who pirate love going to the cinema and buy blu-rays regularly. To suggest that we should feel sympathy for a franchise that has become solely a money train, is laughable.

    • Jack Dennis

      you can’t speak for all pirates.he’s not speaking of just this franchise but all movies.if people keep pirating movies less movies will eventually be made and that means less movies to pirate.before you know it no more independent films.all we’ll see is fast and furious 15,the expendables 10,transformers 30 and so on.

      • Adam

        You’re contradicting your own point. If piracy would kill movies, why would we see even more sequels of franchises that no one wants?

      • Jack Dennis

        the box office numbers say otherwise to those sequels and franchises that YOU say no one wants. you can’t speak for everyone.piracy won’t kill big blockbusters but small pictures that barely get by from the money they make in theatres.its about supply and demand.

      • Adam

        Name one single instance where piracy killed a small picture. Name one instance where a movie flopped terribly because too many people pirated it. You can’t, because it hasn’t happened. Avatar is the most pirated movie ever, and it’s still the highest grossing film of all time. Money ‘lost’ by someone pirating a product is only money lost if the person had every intent to spend money on it in the first place. How can something lose money it never had coming to it? Even then, that product is always in existence on the market. It’s always there for someone to spend their money on. Everyone just buys into the ‘piracy makes us lose money!’ argument because the entertainment industry is upset that people are circumventing the death grip they maintain on their products.

      • Jack Dennis

        i never said it killed .it will however kill a movies grossing potenial.that person who never intended in putting that money in the product is stealing. if they wanna watch the movie that means they intended to pay but chose not to.piracy is wrong no matter what you say .it hurts both small and big movies.big movies have the advantage that small movies don’t in that they have bigger releases giving people more opportunity to pay.piracy is an accessory to killing independent pictures.

      • Adam

        “.it will however kill a movies grossing potenial”

        Utter bull. Pirating does not remove the film from the public market. It’s potential to earn money is there.

        ” if they wanna watch the movie that means they intended to pay but chose not to”

        Again, bull. There’s plenty of films that I pirated that I had no intention of ever paying to see in theaters. I went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel in theaters. I really enjoyed it, so I went home and pirated 3 more of Wes Anderson’s films, and enjoyed them all as well. The next Wes Anderson film to come out in theaters is a movie I’ll go pay to see now, only because I pirated some of his other work to get a feel for whether or not I’ll enjoy it. There is no one single standard for why people pirate, so stop thinking that there is.

        You say piracy is wrong no matter what. Who does it ultimately hurt? Whose pocket does piracy take money out of? What profit potential is being taken off the market by piracy? Do you think Robert Downey, Jr. would’ve made a million more dollars for The Avengers if it wasn’t for some people pirating? You’re saying piracy is wrong because you’ve heard Hollywood execs complain about how they’re being stolen from, when in reality, everyone involved in the process of making a movie gets paid well before a movie is released to the public. Go read up on piracy and what it’s effect really is before you try to argue against it.

      • Jack Dennis

        it hurts the investors.if everyone pirated you think they would still make movies?no.i get that you had no intention of paying for those movies because you chose to steal .so you’re asking people to put millions of dollars in these movies to get nothing in return.are you saying only certain people should pirate?your argument is bull.

      • Adam

        “it hurts the investors”

        No it doesn’t. They’ll always get they’re money back. Those are the first people to get paid once a profit is reached.

        “if everyone pirated you think they would still make movies?”

        They wouldn’t, you’re right, but it would force people to make movies worth paying for. You don’t realize that that’s the main reason people pirate, they don’t want to pay money to something that doesn’t look to be worth it. Piracy provides a reason for the entertainment industry to take a step back and think about why people don’t want to give them their money. It’s an indicator on consumer demand.

      • Jack Dennis

        what are you saying? that all the movies you pirate are bad and you just wanna check it out.well thats why its a product and its marketed so people can choose for themselves.the biggest way to force them to make movies worth seeing is not see them at all.

      • Adam

        “Hollywood and the big record labels have launched a crusade against digital piracy under the argument that they’re taking “huge” losses, which hurts the average Joe working on the set or in the studio. If you’ve visited a certain local cinema chain (the one that plays 20 minutes of commercials before finally playing the damn movie), you’ve seen the anti-piracy public service announcements condemning it.

        But is digital piracy really causing the entertainment industry such losses?

        A recent study conducted by Bart Cammerts, Robin Mansell, and Bingchun Meng from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) proves otherwise. Here are the interesting facts that the study uncovered:

        Cinema: Despite the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) claim that online piracy is devastating to the movie industry, Hollywood achieved record-breaking global box office revenues of $35 Billion USD in 2012, a 6% increase over 2011.

        Music: Declining sales of recorded music were offset by increasing revenue from live performances and growing digital revenues, including streaming services. In 2012, some 34% of revenue globally (excluding revenue from live performances) was generated by digital channels including streaming and downloads, up from 27% three years earlier. In addition, worldwide sales of recorded music increased in 2012 for the first time since 1999.

        Gaming: The gaming industry has been generating new income streams very successfully by developing combinations of free advertising models, in-apps buying and micro pricing. It is projected to grow at 6.5% wish estimated revenues of $87 Billion USD in 2017, up from $63 Billion in 2012.

        Publishing: In 2013, the global book publishing industry was worth some $102 Billion USD, larger than the film, music or video games industries. Although revenues from print book sales have declined, this has been offset by increases in sales of eBooks and the rate of growth is not declining despite reports lamenting the ‘end of the book.’ “

      • Jack Dennis

        .im not saying its a quick kill but the easier it gets to pirate the more people will do it.ticket sales have also increased meaning more revenue but less butts in the seats.if you wanna see a movie just for kicks then do it the legal way.i don’t understand why you think you can pirate a movie just because you don’t like it.so lets say you do like the movie you pirated because you thought it wasn’t worth your money because lets face it you don’t know until you see it.are you going mail the studio money for the ticket you were suppose to buy?

      • Jack Dennis

        i doubt very much that you don’t like sequels or franchises.there has to be one that you like.there are a lot of good ones out there.

    • Merlin235

      So it’s ok to steal content, as long as the people producing that content are only doing so for financial reasons? So the only movie you’d feel bad about stealing would be something that was made for reasons other than financial?

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      But the franchise spent money, took a risk and created a product.

      Pirates watch that product without compensating the person who spent money, took a risk, and created a product. Pretending like it’s ok to pirate movies because they’re trying to make movie is bizarre. You also can’t steal from Walmart just because they’re in it for the movie.

      So we’re being clear, I do sometimes Torrent movies. I’m just not making excuses for my behavior.

    • Jack Dennis

      we’re not talking about this franchise particularly.there is obviously a fan base to this franchise though and it obviously doesn’t need your sympathy.its asking that if you do see(which by the sound of it you won’t ) pay for it .franchises are made for fans and doesn’t care for the people who don’t like it as they already know who they’re making it for.

    • LEM

      Wesley Snipes loves money trains.

    • Fuck you, pirate pieceof shit

      Go suck a dick, cocksucker.

    • You, sir, are a pirating wank.

      Fuck you, asshole.

  • Adam

    People who still insist that piracy is killing Hollywood make me laugh.

    • Al

      it is….

      • Adam

        It’s not. Prove it.

      • Merlin235

        “Killing Hollywood” is a misnomer. I think reality lies somewhere between ‘hurting Hollywood’ and ‘hurting the consumer.’

      • Adam

        Even ‘hurting Hollywood’ is still inaccurate. If anything’s being hurt, it’s the fact that people realize there’s a way to avoid shelling out exorbiant prices for a movie they may end up not enjoying. Everyone seems to be okay with Hollywood’s blatant cash-grabs and sequel/remake fever, but no one is okay with people who choose not to play that game and save their money.

      • Merlin235

        If by ‘save their money’ you are referring to not seeing a particular movie, I totally support that. If you mean stealing the product (viewing it without paying), that I don’t agree with. Just pay $1 and get it from RedBox. $1 ain’t your character.

    • RiddleThemThis

      I wouldn’t say its killing Hollywood but its definitely not helping. Most people I know hardly go to the theatres anymore and none of them buy movies, they will just wait for a good quality torrent to come out. The only people that I do know that still buy movies are in the older demographic, whereas when I was in high-school and college, no one would ever pay money to watch a movie.

    • No good criminal piece of shit

      Fuck you, thief.

  • theonering

    $10 for a ticket? Maybe before noon. Matinee prices are at least $13 while regular tickets are usually $15.

    • Merlin235

      I’m going to see a 1:20pm showing of Guardians tomorrow for $6.50. Prices just depend on location and time of day. If I were to see the same movie 5 hours late, it would cost me $9.50. And if I were to see it in IMAX, even more. And 3D, even more than that.

      • Steven

        I’ve been to an IMAX screening that was 17 euro and regular film was 11.

    • Josh B

      lol not to mention if you want to see IMAX 3D. I’m going tonight to see Guardians of The Galaxy in IMAX 3D and it cost me $17.50 for a ticket.

  • Mike Smith

    I doubt this movie is worth paying $12 to see. Waiting for RedBox or Cable is an option if I wanted to prevent the shame I would feel by going to one of a dozen torrent sites to watch Old Sly and his Old Friends at my choosing.

  • Verbal Kent

    Piracy didn’t hurt the movie. The PG-13 rating hurt it. It’s a sanitized version of what most fans had come to love about the franchise. Blood and War. Why change that?

    “If it ain’t broke”.

    • That F*cking Kid

      SPOILERS….

      this movie is just one thing…violence… and belive me, without the blood effects and cut after cut to reduce the violence rating made this film really strange…

      I saw it 3 days ago at school (yeah, we had like 3 free hours and we saw it), and it’s fun thanks to all violence, fights and explotions but without blood effects and moderate language, was just like mehh… even sfx looked so f*cking dumb, was like something you can watch on a youtube short film and the lack of development on the villains made everything a really strange show….and don’t expect a great final fight scene :/

      The best thing of the movie is Ronda (damn that f*cking girl is awesome), Banderas (who plays a f*cking noisy crazy killer) and Wesley Snipes who deserves to come back for The Expendables 4….Mel Gibson proved that he can still throw some punches and be a hell of a villain.

      In my opinion, EX3 it’s not better than EX2 but deserves a shot in the theater (you know, for the sound effects and that things).

      If you guys want to have a nice time and like this kind of films, watch it !!

      But if you take care of your money and like movies with a little bit of brain on the story, wait till comes out on netflix or any of that digital crap.

  • alk

    DAmn. There was CGI in literally every frame of that trailer. I didn’t know Stallone was in the business of making cartoons.

    • You little bitch…

      Shut up.

  • K-Dawg

    If you watch a movie that is pirated, you’re stealing, there is no middle ground.

    • Right on.

      Amen.

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  • Matt

    “Let’s do what we do” – Shakespeare

  • LEM

    The music in this trailer doesn’t fit and this “franchise” seems to now
    be the opposite of what Stallone initially intended. It’s now just
    generic watered down action instead of an homage to the 80′s action
    movies.

  • joeybot

    It’s funny, but the way pirates are described also describes these Expendables movies…lazy and self-involved. If ever a movie deserved to get pirated, it’s these.

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