Friday, September 03, 2010

The Losers

The Losers is, well, mostly a loser of a movie. The cast is on the 'B' side, although one of the members really holds it all together in a John-Wayne way: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Clay), lately and notable in The Watchmen. However, he can't save the silliness and massive confusion of this movie.

A military task force is betrayed and left for dead while on a mission in South America, and vow to take out whomever did this to them. In the meantime, Aisha (Zoe Saldana), an independent operative, offers them a way to exact revenge.

That's about all I can make of the plot. There's a lot I just didn't get about it.

The silliness starts with a royal battle in Clay's hotel room in Colombia, with Aisha and Clay throwing each other all over the room. We're supposed to interpret this violence as foreplay. That's quite a stretch. It's a fun battle, especially when they walk away from a burning building. But you can't tell me that ultra-thin Saldana can even sit on ultra-big Morgan.

Usually reliable Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Push) is just a fool here, but is occasionally amusing. The rest of the cast disappears in the action scenes, some of which are spectacular, particularly at the end.

Pass on The Losers. Thumb's down.


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