April 23, 2010

The Losers - 2010

Director: Sylvain White
Writers: Peter Berg & James Vanderbilt
Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, Zoe Saldana
"Hell, let's just say it out loud. You're talking about declaring war on the Central Intelligence Agency." Five members of an elite special ops unit are declared dead after a mission in Bolivia goes awry. Before long, leader Colonel Franklin Clay (Morgan) encounters Aisha (Saldana), a mysterious operative who comes to him with a promise: the ability to return them to the United States, and information which allows them to get back at the man responsible for their exile.
Don't waste your time or money on this one. The "jokes" aren't funny, there's too much Zack Snyder-esque slow motion (think 300 and Watchmen), NO sympathy for the characters is formed, the performances range from uninspired to annoying to ridiculous, the backstory's an obvious A-Team ripoff (though that's to blame on the original graphic novel)...I could go on and on. The sole enjoyable scene comes about halfway through, and it involves Chris Evans's (who I really wish wasn't Captain America) character and a popular Journey song. And like so many movies lately, the "resolution" (virtually nonexistent) opens the film up for a sequel, which I don't ever want to see gracing the silver screen.

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