31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
A harmless, happy-go-lucky action movie,
This review is from: The Losers [DVD] (DVD)
So, the eponymous 'Losers' are a unit of disavowed, left-for-dead soldiers, betrayed by their government in an effort to cover up their morally dubious actions in Bolivia. They swear to wreak havoc on the man that betrayed them, an agent known only as "Max" and they will have their revenge, even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice.
Jeffery Dean Morgan (Watchmen) plays 'Clay', the Loser's squad leader with great effect. He has a perfect combination of surly mannerisms and boyish charm to really fill the character out. Chris Evans (The Torch out of Fantastic Four) is also a notable mention, both of the guys are veterans on the comic-to-film scene and provide solid performances. The rest of the crew are decent actors and they really have some decent camaraderie on-screen building the humour.
The Losers is another one of the seemingly conveyor belt-fed graphic novel movie adaptation franchise. However, it is starting to feel like they are scraping the barrel for worthy conversions as I hadn't heard of the Losers at all before this movie, and I read comics. But don't let this dishearten you, there is not much to pick-up, no reams of back-stories; just good old fashioned action and comedy.
The story is very predictable but it doesn't take itself too seriously so you can easily sit back and ignore the plot-holes or the unnecessary locale jumping (Dubai - Miami - Delhi - Houston: all in a 5 minute sequence!!). Max turns out to be a cardboard cut-out bad guy and the dialogue and motivation have all been done a 100 times before, nonetheless he is played flawlessly by Jason Patric (In The Valley Of Elah) and deserves some merit.
In conclusion, The Losers is full of funny moments, great action sequences, good acting and memorable scenes. Whilst it brings nothing new to the table it is a solid action film and will keep you smiling and laughing the whole way through. Recommended for an easy afternoon watch!!