Well, when the first teaser trailer for "Expendables 3" hit the internet, it wasn't much. It featured all the actors walking in a hangar, whistling a song. There's no plot, no discussion among the characters, no development. One could have come up with a good argument that it was fake. But surely it was not.
Tonight, we get our first good look at some footage from the movie, and once again "Expendables 3" is big on action. Still, this trailer won't feature any insight into story or character, its another long list of names being featured in the film. We see, once again, that we are getting Slyvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Weasley Snipes, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Arnold Schwarzenegger and whole mess of other stars. Oops, I can't forget Kelsey Grammar. The final line in the trailer comes from Snipes, and he says "its a lot to process," and I laughed at the irony.
No matter what, I have no doubt that "Expendables 3" will be another homage action movie, with lots of mayhem and big thrills. I don't think it will send anybody to the Oscars next year, but honestly, who cares? If Stallone and company release the fun and frenzy of the first two films, I'll be a happy boy indeed. This franchise has been bombastically delightful so far, and I will gladly join these guys for a third adventure!
Let me know what you think!