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The Expendables 3 looks like the movie the first two Expendables should have been

In 2010, The Expendables movies promised a big, dumb, explosion-filled good time with your favorite '80s action stars... and turned out to be a bland, surprisingly humorless mess. In 2012, The Expendables 2 promised a big, dumb, explosion-filled good time with even more of your favorite 80s action stars... and it still felt like something was missing.

Enter The Expendables 3, which promises "one last ride" with Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Snipes and company — and the first full trailer showcases some action scenes that look bigger and crazier than anything that showed up in the first two installments. (The train vs. helicopter battle looks particularly entertaining.)

New to the party are a few major icons who somehow didn't show up in the first two Expendables, including Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, and Mel Gibson. Also joining the franchise: Kelsey Grammer, who spent more than a decade honing his badass credentials as the title character on Frasier.

The Expendables 3 hits theaters on August 14. --Scott Meslow