Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 126 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 15+. The previous two movies in ‘The Expendables’ franchise were rated R, but this one received a PG-13 rating because of fewer instances of cursing; there are also sexually suggestive jokes, sexism, drinking, the suggestion of torture, and pictures of corpses. The violence is overwhelming. The team of protagonist mercenaries kills probably hundreds of other people, through shooting, stabbing, explosions, and countless other methods, and of course there are no legal or moral repercussions to any of this. The film’s PG-13 rating is highly questionable.
Sylvester Stallone gets his team back together for ‘The Expendables 3,’ the third film in his retro-macho franchise. It’s largely on par with the previous films, but the moments of humor here are dragged down by the endless violence.
By Roxana Hadadi
What is the point of an action movie if all the action is unremarkable? That is the issue with “The Expendables 3,” which is thankfully more streamlined than its predecessor, “The Expendables 2,” but never truly delivers in the “Oh man, did that really happen?!” department. Through the countless barrages of bullets and chorus of injured-man groans, “The Expendables 3” just isn’t memorable.