Thursday, April 22, 2010
First of all, I didn't know "The Losers" was based on a comic book series. The movie sometimes went back and forth between shots of actual people and comic sketches (mostly in the beginning) which was kind of cool. There also will definitely be a sequel, and maybe a series, of Losers movies.
"The Losers" are five CIA men who eventually have to go rogue when it turns out that the CIA - one man in particular, the evil Max (Jason Patric, "My Sister's Keeper) - is trying to frame and kill them. The team includes Colonel Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, "Taking Woodstock"), Jensen (Chris Evans, "Fantastic Four"), Roque (Idris Elba, "The Unborn"), Pooch (Columbus Short, "Death at a Funeral"), and Cougar (newcomer Oscar Jaenada), and they are later joined by Aisha (Zoe Saldana, "Avatar"), who gets them home safely from Bolivia. Aisha also hates Max and wants him dead. The Losers are written off as dead after a helicopter crash in Bolivia, and now that they can no longer trust the CIA, they are on their own in finding and killing Max.
I would say Maybe see this movie. It was a decent action flick, but there were definitely lulls - I found myself checking my watch a few times throughout the middle of the film. Jason Patric is deliciously evil as Max, and Chris Evans steals the show - one of his scenes is hilarious. There is also a moderate-sized plot twist near the end that I did not see coming. There are definitely a lot of gripping action scenes, but overall, the movie wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. If you're looking for a truly great action movie, I would recommend Kick-Ass; "The Losers" should be your back-up plan.