Movie Review: The Losers

Published by Clay Cane on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 8:55 am.

The_Losers_movie_posterSummary: A special forces unit thought to be dead, comes back for revenge against the man who tried to kill them.

Review: I’d be curious to know where in the creative process The Losers made a wrong turn. Was it the oddball casting? The half-finished script? Straying too far from the comic book storyline? Directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard), The Losers had the potential to be an enjoyable popcorn flick in the way of Taken, instead it’s inundated with a choppy script, brainless dialogue and over-the-top action sequences that aren’t even plausible for a Sony PSP video game.

Like most action films, the movie starts strong.  However, once the audience gets past the first few explosives, there is nothing left but pieces of a charred plot. Even though this is an action flick, it’s missing some basic character and story development.

One should never expect too much originality in films that are genre specific, but The Losers doesn’t follow the formula or even create its own formula. Everything is generic — from the group walking in slow motion to the silly one-liners (“Is this stupid question day?”) to an uncomfortable romance between Zoe Saldana’s character and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (by the way, I look forward to when Saldana can go back to being cast with another person of color as a romantic lead — she seems to be the current stock “interracial love” girl).

The cast had noticeable chemistry, performing as if they were thinking, “We know this movie is going to tank so we’re going to have a great time!”  Therefore, even despite the bland script, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Zoe Saladana and Chris Evans were all hilarious in their roles. Elba is such a likable presence that even when he is a bad guy, you still root for him.

Overall, a disappointment, but not terrible.  Luckily, the film makse you look forward to seeing more from the talented cast.

The Losers is in theaters now.

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious


Comments

Jamael Said on

I can understand your dislike of the film. But I know you’re going to allow Zoe to play the love interest of whomever she can. It’s already hard enough to make a name for yourself as a Black Woman in Hollywood – outside of a Tyler Perry film. (We can name the top Actresses on our fingers and still have fingers left over) So it’s ok by me if she has a few interracial-romance roles. Let us not forget her role in Drumline opposite Nick Cannon. I know he’s a bit corny at times, but he still does qualify as a man of color. Had Zoe always played the love interrest of someone of color, we’d be fighting to get her into more mainstream roles. I say all that to make one simple point. We have enough people who are going to negate things we do as Black people. Let’s not do it to ourselves. I learned a good lesson in Elementary school. I’m sure we all did. If you can omit a word or sentence and still get your point across, then that word or sentence is not needed. I respect your opinion, but since this is about one specifc movie, let’s keep it about the movie.



JGG Said on

I enjoyed the Movie “The Losers”. Loved the action. The humor was unexpected, but welcomed. Loved it.. Shout out to Sylvian White.. This movie should be taken farther. It could could branch out in so many ways. Incredible talent. Is there any role that Columbus Short can’t play? Everybody was on point. Great Job!! This shouldn’t be talk stupid XOXO about The Losers day.. LOL





sun Said on

After you convert AVI to iPhone, this AVI to iPhone software supports users to transfer your converted AVI files to your computer and iTunes. Creat playlists, edit song tags, many functions are enabled.
convert avi to iphone
iphone transfer
blu ray ripper for mac
Just free download and have a nice try!!!







jordanercomeon Said on

Jordan free Shipping
Free shopping running shoes
Jordan shoes,Jordan,Jordan shoes sale
Jordan running shoes
stores that sell six
running shoes
jordan 10 cheap Free shopping
authentic jordans
Men Jordan 23 Shoes,the shoeunique
Jordan cheap running shoes
Jordan woman air jordan 17 for sal
jordan 10 cheap Free shopping
Jordan Wholesale man
Wholesale Jordan womens jordan 13
sale Jordan 2010 man
Jordan 2010 man
Cheap jordan shoes
mens shoes models
men’s air jordan gold fusionshoes mode
shoes jordan free shi
running shoes Jordan
running wallet belt
Jordan cheap jordans
Free shopping air jordan 25 and 6 m
Jordan woman air jordan 17 for sal
mens shoes models
Jordan Cheap Jordan Free shopping Wholesale
jordan shoes with tax
dicount Jordan men’s air jordan gold
running shoes Jordan
jordan shoes with
Free shopping running shoes
china wholesale jordan sneakers
authentic jordans slipper
Jordan 2010 cheap jordans
running shoes Jordan cheap
jordan 10 cheap free shopping
jordans mixed in six
Cheap jordan shoes!Men Jordan 23 Shoes,the shoeunique
shoe brand Wholesale Jordan
running wallet belt
Jordan sneaker
sale jordan11 11.5
running shoes Jordan
Free shopping air jordan 25 and 6 m
Jordan 2010 man
authentic jordans Air Jordan 1 Shoes Jordan
authentic jordans
Jordan 2010 cheap jordans jordan 11 shoes for s
2010 shoes models
Jordan running shoe brand eto
airjordan 6 mens shoe
china wholesale jordan sneakers
men’s air jordan gold fusionshoes mode
authentic jordans
Jordan 2010 cheap jordans
Jordan 892037
cheap free shopping
jordans mixed in six
Jordan 892037
air jordan 17 r
Free shopping Jordan Wholesale
Free shopping jordan 21
jordan 10 cheap free shopping
running shoes Jordan 1 Shoes Jordan
Free shopping Jordan Shoes
Free shopping running shoes
authentic jordans Air Jordan 1 Shoes Jordan



jordanercomeon Said on

Jordan free Shipping
Free shopping running shoes
Jordan shoes,Jordan,Jordan shoes sale
Jordan running shoes
stores that sell six
running shoes
jordan 10 cheap Free shopping
authentic jordans
Men Jordan 23 Shoes,the shoeunique
Jordan cheap running shoes
Jordan woman air jordan 17 for sal
jordan 10 cheap Free shopping
Jordan Wholesale man
Wholesale Jordan womens jordan 13
sale Jordan 2010 man
Jordan 2010 man
Cheap jordan shoes
mens shoes models
men’s air jordan gold fusionshoes mode
shoes jordan free shi
running shoes Jordan
running wallet belt
Jordan cheap jordans
Free shopping air jordan 25 and 6 m
Jordan woman air jordan 17 for sal
mens shoes models
Jordan Cheap Jordan Free shopping Wholesale
jordan shoes with tax
dicount Jordan men’s air jordan gold
running shoes Jordan
jordan shoes with
Free shopping running shoes
china wholesale jordan sneakers
authentic jordans slipper
Jordan 2010 cheap jordans
running shoes Jordan cheap
jordan 10 cheap free shopping
jordans mixed in six
Cheap jordan shoes!Men Jordan 23 Shoes,the shoeunique
shoe brand Wholesale Jordan
running wallet belt
Jordan sneaker
sale jordan11 11.5
running shoes Jordan
Free shopping air jordan 25 and 6 m
Jordan 2010 man
authentic jordans Air Jordan 1 Shoes Jordan
authentic jordans
Jordan 2010 cheap jordans jordan 11 shoes for s
2010 shoes models
Jordan running shoe brand eto
airjordan 6 mens shoe
china wholesale jordan sneakers
jordan 9.5 fusion
men’s air jordan gold fusionshoes mode
authentic jordans
Jordan 2010 cheap jordans
Jordan 892037
jordan 13 fusion
jordans mixed in six
jordan cp3 mixture
Jordan 892037
air jordan 17 r
Free shopping Jordan Wholesale
Free shopping jordan 21
jordan 10 cheap free shopping
running shoes Jordan 1 Shoes Jordan
Free shopping Jordan Shoes
jordan 2.5 size 15
Free shopping running shoes
authentic jordans Air Jordan 1 Shoes Jordan



d1 Said on

I can not express my feeling now,that is very good?Wholesale beads
Agate Bracelets
Agate Earrings
Wholesale Agate jewelry
agate bracelets



dqw2 Said on

Whenever a comic tries to become an intellectual, he’s entrance into the real world is never humorous.
Wholesale beads
Agate Bracelets
Agate Earrings
Wholesale Agate jewelry
agate bracelets