Friday, September 26, 2014

The Losers (2010)

Director: Sylvain White

Writers: Peter Berg, James Vanderbilt, Andy Diggle

Composer:  John Ottman

Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, Holt McCallany, Peter Macdissi, Peter Francis James, Tanee McCall-Short

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Anyone Else Would Be Dead By Now.

Plot: A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Mabye.

It feels like THE A-TEAM (2010) but it's a better film.  THE A-TEAM was too over the top and the ending was hilariously bad.  THE LOSERS straddles that line of comedy and serious action.  Sometimes it's over the top but it's not so far out that it loses you.  For the most part it's a nice balance and it's funny.  You've also got a great group of characters played by some great names and faces. And the work well together.  Jason Patrick makes a great, cold villain. The dialogue from some of these cats is hilarious and the action special effects are great.  They know how to blow shit up in this one.  I really enjoyed it but it also felt like one watch could be enough. It's a shame we'll probably never see any more adventures with these kids as their fame and salaries have increased a bit since which is a shame.  I wouldn't mind spending some more time with these guys (and gal). The only extra on the DVD is a fluff piece (5-6 minutes) on Zoe Saldona playing the only female role in the picture.  The Blu-ray has more.

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