The title of this movie may actually be fair warning and disclaimer.And if you are still game to catch "The Losers", then I guess you won'tbe bothered much about its ridiculous script that so often crosses theborder to stupidity, or the inane lines.
And if what counts for you is the action - accompanied by the Coke andpopcorn, then you will find "The Losers" an unpretentious,testosterone-charged flick that you would wanna see with the boys -when there ain't no game on the TV.
There's this bunch of five US Special Forces guys with silly nicknameslike Clay, Jensen, Rogue Pooch and Cougar (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, ChrisEvans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, and Oscar Jaenada respectively) whoare betrayed by a baddie called Max (Jason Patric) and left for deadafter botched mission in Bolivia.
Left stranded in that godforsaken country, the five get high-payingjobs as consultants to the Bolivian military! Scratch that. Of course,I am joking. The guys need to take REVENGE and helping them do that isAisha (Zoe Saldana), a mysterious hot babe with her own agenda.
Director Sylvain White thinks he knows what every hot-blooded actionfan wants and he gives them incredible (and incredulous) fightingaction every 10 minutes or so. When Clay meets Aisha at the pub andtakes her back to his digs, they strip down and beat the heck out ofeach other - as foreplay!
Of course, as in every action flick, there's thebent-on-world-destruction plot - and here it is about someone buildinga 'green bomb' that causes maximum destruction with minimum damage tothe planet! (Go figure that out, guys). As expected, the lines are reallame, the acting is below par but Saldana puts on quite an array ofeye-candy. Thankfully, White spares us the gory and bloody scenes -especially of maimed children - and does not take himself seriously. Apulp action flick adapted from the comic books! - by LIM CHANG MOH(limchangmoh.blogspot.com)
It's obvious it couldn't be anything but that. Looking at the trailer,you knew this was a film that you would have to turn your brain off towatch. Though, the film is kinda surprising at some points, while beingvery disappointing at others. The humour is pretty good, well writtenand the actors support very well. The action scenes are dull, but stillenjoyable. The characters are well written, but nothing impressive, ofcourse. The extremely predictable, and sometimes totally ridiculous,story still charms the viewer and gives good entertainment. In brief,what is good in this movie is very good, but what is bad is really bad.Final verdict: Wait until it's on TV or rent it if you want to see amovie without thinking for a single second.User: cadillac20
Seeing the trailer for this film, I sort of anticipated a film thatwasn't all that great, but it looked like fun. Sure enough, The Losersis a fun time at the theater, but it lacks so much that you can't helpbut feel it could have been much better. Everything about it is good,it just lacks so much ambition that it remains a passable film thatwill most likely just take up a good chunk of your time. It's time wellspent, but nothing memorable.
The film follows a group of five elites in service of their country whoare betrayed during a mission and declared dead. Many years later, theyare approached with the job of a lifetime: find and kill the one whobetrayed them. If you've seen the trailers, you kind of know not toexpect a film that boasts much in the way of the logical. There are alarge number of plot holes, but logic doesn't fall into this films listof qualities anyways. The best part of the film is it's ensemble, whichnot only works well together, but makes the film as entertaining as itis. Of particular note is Chris Evans, who provides most of the comicrelief but also seems to be the only one who really gets it and playsup the over-the-top-ishness to perfection. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and ZoeSaldana also stand out, but they could have pushed things a bitfurther. The film also boasts some good direction and a few wellproduced action sequences, particularly one in Miami involving a highcaliber machine gun and a number of explosions.
Unfortunately, the film didn't go as far as it needed to to be a truesummer blockbuster. The action isn't nearly explosive enough orexciting enough to be all that memorable. While it is fairlyentertaining, it's also heavily clich?d. It tries to be cooler than itreally is, and it makes for a bit of a yawning affair. Had theproduction tried to shoot for less nostalgia of action flicks ofyesteryear and tried to be a bit more ambitious, I think it would havebeen more entertaining. The story is also quite lackluster and typical.There are no surprises, almost every twist is predictable, and theclimax and ending are a joke. I realize it is a film based on a graphicnovel, but even so, it lacks anything really novel or exciting. What wemostly get is some meh followed by a bit more meh.
The performances certainly save the film, and they are good enough tohold it up and make it an enjoyable couple hours, but when the film isover don't be surprised to forget about it. Well, with the exception ofChris Evans musical turn. That should get some chuckles. Don't think Iwill ever see him and not think of Journey again.
Seriously!!! This movie makes xXx looks like a screen gem.
Plot in a nutshell: our characters are part of a covert op in Bolivia(sure it was Bolivia? because in Bolivia people don't drink tequila, orat least is not a national beverage used for accompanying food) of theCIA to get a drug lord. Operation goes wrong and guys are left fordead. Their CIA boss tried to kill them for some reason.
Now, boss of the guys is messed with some really really really badstuff (terrorism or crap like that) and it is a very very very badperson. So our guys are to stop him and take revenge for the Op thatwent nuts in Bolivia.
After telling you that, yo will see every clich? that has existed in aHollywood movie applied to this one. Oh, besides CGI suck.
My personal advice, don't waste time and/or money on this one.