There are going to be those who swear up and down that The Expendables 3 is the best of the bunch. They're wrong. Then again, those who consider the film to be the obvious death knell of the series could very well be wrong as well. It's hard to say for sure, of course, because rumor has it that this really is the last film in the series.
I couldn't help but think about The Fault in Our Stars, a vastly superior film, while I was watching this film based upon a popular YA novel by Gayle Forman. It's not so much that the two films are similar in story or structure, but that the films share a common thread of life and love and loss viewed through the lens of young people who are just beginning to comprehend what these words mean.