Is ‘The Expendables 3’ Worth Seeking, Or Destroying?

What do the critics think of Sylvester Stallone's third 'Expendables' movie?

Old dogs, new tricks. That’s the mission statement of the “Expendables” franchise, the series of action films that sees Sylvester Stallone assembling all of his old 1980s action hero pals for one more run at the big-screen.

The hard-knuckled action series has its fair share of supporters and detractors. Both sides tend to agree that when it comes to an “Expendables” film, more often than not, you get what you pay for. It appears to be no different in the case of “The Expendables 3,” directed by Patrick Hughes, and in theaters now. This time out, the franchise adds genre veterans Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes as new heroes, and Mel Gibson as the villain. Do they bring enough juice to make the new “Expendables” worth checking out — or should this film be destroyed?

Certainly, reviews of “The Expendables 3” aren’t exactly over the moon, but many agree that Banderas, Snipes and Gibson keep things entertaining enough. Read on for more of what critics are saying about the latest “Expendables” excursion:

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