Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Losers

Based off of a DC Vertigo comic of the same name, The Losers tells the story of a CIA Black Ops team who seek revenge on the man who betrayed them. Clay, played by Jeffery Dean Morgan (The Comedian in Watchmen), leads a group of misfit soldiers each with their own unique quirks and traits. A mysterious operative Aisha, played by Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), offers them all the help they will need to put their words into action.

The characters in the film are generic at best. There is nothing particularly special about them other than they have been ripped from a thousand other actions movies. For the most part the same is true about the plot. The only real stand out in the movie was Chris Evans who continues to show why he will make a good leading man. This writer however was not a big fan of Jason Patric as Max, the villain in the film. I have seen evil bad guys in movies before, but this was overdone. I half expected to see him kicking a puppy at some point; I didn't need the constant reminder of how evil he is.

In the end, The Losers is a well put together, all be it, generic action movie. I found it entertaining and will be able to watch it more than once. With that being said, there just isn't anything special about it either. One additional note, I hate it when movies go out of their way to set up a sequel.

My rating: 3 out of 5

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