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 Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell. The 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.