This makes sense though as the truth is that this franchise has morphed into a comedy adventure film first, and an action movie second which is a shame. But if you go into the Expendables 3 realizing this then you will be entertained to some degree.
Here is a small list of two things the Expendables Premiere staff and the fans feel needs to be fixed to get this series back on track should a fourth Expendables become a reality.
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For some reason, throughout this series as the good guys get larger in number, there are less and less bad guys for them to fight. The first movie had James Munroe, Dan Paine, General Garza, Lawrence Sparks, and Dolph Lundgren for the Expendables to face down. The second had Jean Vilain and Hector. The third was only Conrad Stonebanks. There's a reason why in the upcoming Avengers sequel Iron Man will be fighting The Incredible Hulk, and in the upcoming Batman v Superman there will be a fight scene between the two. People want to see there favorite heroes fight, and action heroes are no exception. Deviate from the formula of the boring faceless soldier army that fires blanks, give us the anti-expendables in a team vs team movie. This is what the fans want, and this series originally began as fan service. Return the franchise to it's roots.
We guarantee that this movie would be doing better at the box office right now had it not had its violence softened. The Expendables has always been the adult alternative to movies like The Avengers, by trying to appeal to that same fanbase the series loses its unique appeal. Right now there are kids movies about talking turtles with ninja weapons and talking racoons with laser guns dominating the box office. Would a teenager really pick EX3, a film starring people he's never heard of or doesn't care about, over either of those? Remember, the lifeblood of this series is cast recognition, something which kids will not have. If there is an Expendables 4, bring it back to an R. Learn from your mistakes and bring the series back to its former greatness.