The Losers: Movie Review
Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba,
Director: Sylvain White
So blockbuster season continues apace with this adaptation of a DC Comics
A CIA black ops team led by Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Clay is left for dead
during an operation in Bolivia.
But this team of five guys with names like Roque, Pooch, Jensen, Clay and
Cougar are determined to fight back - and get Max the man who set up the
However, Max has bigger plans for world domination (when don't they?) and
soon Clay and the gang are trapped, desperately trying to clear their names.
Along the way, they join forces with the mysterious Aisha (Zoe Saldana) who
appears to have a grudge against Max too - but who's playing whom?
If The Losers sounds familiar, then that's probably because it is.
It's a similar plot to most other action thrillers (and sounds uncannily like
the TV Series The A Team) and to be honest, there's nothing fabulously new to
Trademark slow-mo action shots, things exploding, a hammy villain (yes Jason
Patric I'm looking at you) and gratuitous long camera shots on the lead actress
are all present and correct.
Also present is the continual cliché of what I like to term The A Team
syndrome - which is where the good guys are seriously outnumbered by the bad
guys, but it seems the villain's hired the worst shooters in the world as none
of them can hit anything, regardless of how well stacked the odds are against
But if you don't take the Losers too seriously, it's fairly good fun. Sure,
it's all been done before, but some witty dialogue scattered throughout and some
misfits on the team (as well as a charismatic Jeffrey Dean Morgan) make 90
minutes pass relatively quickly.
While there's nothing inherently wrong with this slyly mocking derivative
action flick, it does feel like a missed opportunity and with hints that there
could be a sequel, here's hoping a slightly smarter and stronger script does it
more justice second time around.