What better time than to catch up on Stallone’s latest trilogy. There are rumors of a 4th Expendables (fingers crossed) and also a sequel to Creed, with everyone’s favorite Russian, Ivan Drago returning (again, fingers crossed); however, those are both likely a ways off. Not to fret, at least we have this collection to whet our appetite.
I personally think the series peaked with Part 2, which pitted Stallone against Van Damme . I mean seriously, who thought we’d ever see Rocky battle Frank Dux? A dream come true if you ask me! And since it was a sequel, you knew everything was just going to be Bigger and Badder.
Part 3 had it’s moments, but it kind of veered away from what gave the series it’s appeal. They shifted the focus from all our favorite action heroes of yesteryear and tried bringing in a newer, younger bunch.
While clearly that didn’t resonate as well with audiences as I’m sure the producers would have liked, our favorite action heroes did at least return near the end to lay the smack down, as only they can. Long story short, Part 3 is still worth watching.