Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Losers (2010)

Finally saw the film "The Losers" on HBO last night, and I have to say it was entertaining.  Where you think it is just another action-adventure film with explosions and firearms you won't be too off base, but the film the Losers has something else.  That something else is humor and some good acting also.  It's a simple revenge flick where "After being betrayed and left for dead, members of a CIA black ops team root out those who targeted them for assassination."

That said about the plot the film has some pretty funny moments among its actors.  There is a real chemistry between the actors, and the banter back and forth is amusing.  It makes one like the characters and want to see more.  The one scene where the actor Chris Evans goes in to infiltrate a computer company is pretty funny, and the fight between Zoe Saldana as Aisha, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Clay is amusing to watch.

I think this is what makes this film stand out from your typical action adventure film.  The film is based on a comic book, and it's beginning credits pays tribute to that by showing the characters in cartoon form.  I had never heard of "the Losers" before, and it has peeked my interest in the comic book series.   

The film is directed by Sylvain White who does a great job with the action sequences.  I would also be re-miss if I didn't mention Jason Patric  performance as Max the bad guy.  He is funny and reeks of villainy, and you can see Mr. Patric is having some fun here.  That's what makes the film so watchable.  It's just fun.  The actors play the parts tongue in cheek, and it works.  This is not a serious film.  This is a film where your suppose to have some fun at, and everyone from the director to the cast know it.  If you get a chance and you want to see some fun on the screen I wouldn't hesitate to see this film.  Where the film "The Expendables" goes wrong, "The Losers" doesn't.  It's a lot better and you have the sense that everyone in it is having a great time.  You will too I'm sure.

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