Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Expendables 3 is ultimate action film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 December 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger claims 'The Expendables 3' is the "ultimate action film" because of the storyline and calibre of stars involved

Arnold Schwarzenegger claims 'The Expendables 3' is the "ultimate action film".

The 67-year-old actor features as Trench in the star-studded movie and gushed about the film for being packed with action and a high calibre cast.

He said: "This is the ultimate action film, but it also has a great emotional rollercoaster ride and interesting characters. Sly [Sylvester Stallone] really knows how to tell a story and how to use each actor's talents in the best possible way."

The movie - which is out on DVD now - portrays the tension between Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and his team against Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) who is determined to take down the team of alpha males, which also features Arnold's character.

Despite the film featuring a whole host of iconic actors, 'The Terminator' star revealed there weren't any egos on set, meaning they didn't have squabbles over characters or scripts.

He explained: "There was no fighting about who had more lines or more close ups. It's really an ensemble piece that allows everyone to shine. We all have our own talents and to bring them all together was fantastic."

However, the former Governor or California said there was a competitive spirit between the actors while on set because they wanted to make the best possible movie.

The star - who rose to fame as Mr Universe - added: "There was a little bit of competition maybe, because everyone wanted to do their best and I think that was really good for the film."

The Expendables 3

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrick Hughes
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas
  • UK release: 14 August 2014

Mercenary Barney Ross (Stallone) goes up against colleague-gone-rogue Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), a ruthless arms dealer. The action is fine, and the interplay between the somewhat ageing stars remains the film's biggest asset, but a lazy script, watered-down violence and general lack of risk-taking make for predictable…

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