First Full Trailer for Expendables 3 Will Make You Smile

I have a very soft spot for the Expendables movies.  I grew up on the ridiculous 90s action films that these have largely been an homage to.  I enjoy them for what they are, and always have fun watching them.  The newest entry in the franchise adds in some actors I’ve been dying to see join the crew, and today’s trailer puts some of them in the spotlight:

What I enjoy most about this trailer, is how much story we get to see.  Finally, we see a reason why they’re blowing everything up, and Mel Gibson as a bad guy is always enjoyable.  Couple that with some of the humorous moments, the great cast, and all the explosions, and I couldn’t be happier with this trailer. It’s had me smiling all morning, and looks like another fun (albiet mindless) ride.

Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel 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 with a new era of Expendables team members, younger, faster and more tech-savvy.

The Expendables 3 hits theaters on August 15, 2014.  Are you going to be checking it out?  What do you think of the newest trailer?