'Expendables 3' Gets Final "Don't Download Me" Trailer

August 1, 2014 4:31 PM

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While it can be presumed that Lionsgate always intended to have a third and final trailer to go with the opening weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend, it cannot be helped to look at the contents of this mostly plot-free and explosion-filled trailer as something of a reaction to the film getting leaked online last week. The 97-second trailer is filled with money shots, explosions, stunts, and even an action beat for the lone female (Ronda Rousey) of the group. Correlation does not equal causation, but much of this trailer feels like a “Please see this film in theaters and not on your computer!” plea.

As for the much-discussed bootlegging of the picture, I have two things to offer about that. First of all, I would argue that the illegal uploading (and subsequent downloading) of what is allegedly the finished film won’t have too much of an effect on the domestic box office for the same reason why ...

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