I’d heard mixed things about The Losers and I certainly wasn’t expecting anything impressive when I fired it up, however it turned out I was to be pleasantly surprised.
The film tells the story of a rag tag army unit who, after being double crossed by their superiors, look to take revenge on them.
This is an action comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously and the chemistry between the group is evident to see. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Clay), Idris Elba (Roque), Columbus Short (Pooch), Chris Evans (Jenson) and Óscar Jaenada (Cougar) all do a great job with some genuinely funny material.
The Losers is the film equivalent of the Battlefield: Bad Company series, where the main group of characters always end up wise-cracking their way through various scrapes and situations.
Of course this won’t be to everyone’s tastes and it certainly doesn’t do anything that hasn’t been seen before. The Losers wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve – it’s all about a group of outcasts blowing stuff up and chasing the ‘bad guy.’
If you like action films I’d say give The Losers a shot. It’s a funny, explosion filled romp with plenty of memorable moments and some great dialogue to boot. One of the better films I’ve seen in the last few years.