Today, The Losers hits the big screen, and I got a chance to check it out earlier this week. Hmm, how to describe this movie? It’s A-Team meets Kill Bill meets Charlie’s Angels meets Iron Man meets 24. Certainly not quite as good as those movies, but certainly not a bad movie either. I was thoroughly entertained. It’s essentially, action, explosions, twists, cheesy (but funny) one-liners, with a splash of sexuality.

Synopsis:

An explosive action tale of betrayal and revenge, “The Losers” centers around the members of an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. But the team—Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar—soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross, instigated from the inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Making good use of the fact that they are now presumed dead, the group goes deeply undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score with Max.

Well, after reading what the movie is about, you definitely notice the similarity to A-Team (coming out June 11th, 2010) right? Essentially, with the A-Team, they are on the run from the military after being pegged as war criminals for a “crime they didn’t commit.” Exactly the same thing. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by The Losers, going into it with no expectations. It was a perfect blend of noteworthy fight scenes, incredible locations, hilarious one-liners and great characters – all accompanied by the perfect action soundtrack.


My favorite performances in the movie: Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar) was fierce in this flick in her role as Aisha – extremely tough & sexy, operating bazooka’s with ease. She gives the boys a run for their money, and looks good doing it. Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) was totally cute and funny as the dorky techy of the group – keep an eye on his shirts throughout the movie. While you’re keeping an eye out, be ready to randomly see a bobble-head in various vehicles along the way. Lastly, the brilliant Jason Patric plays the ruthless, yet calm & collected psychopath villain, Max – and he absolutely nails it. Some of my favorite scenes in this movie are with Max.

THINGS I LIKED

  • Loved the soundtrack. Music was bang on for this type of movie!
  • Loved the action/fight scenes. Great fight choreography combined with some sweet special effects.
  • Editing style was pretty – on occasion being a bit choppy for effect. Also, the “comic” element utilized in the opening intro sequence
  • Gotta say, Max was a freakin’ awesome villain. That deserves a shout out on it’s own.
  • One-liners / Physical Comedy: I found myself laughing a lot in this movie (at appropriate parts of course)

THINGS I DISLIKED

  • A little too cheesy unbelievable at times (ie. where they get away with something they wouldn’t – aka. burning down a building) as well as those “in the nick of time” life or death situations.
  • There’s gonna be a sequel (based on the ending). Don’t get me wrong, I liked the movie, but does everything have to have a sequel?

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Trailer