ABC Film Challenge – Comic Book Movies – L – The Losers – Movie Review
Director: Sylvain White (Slender Man)
Writer: Peter Berg, James Vanderbilt (Screenplay)
Writer: Andy Diggle, Jock (Comic Book)
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Fall)
- Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy)
- Chris Evans (The Gray Man)
- Idris Elba (The Harder They Fall)
- Columbus Short (Quarantine)
Plot: A CIA special forces team is betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.
Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Losers starts as a specialist CIA team Clay (Morgan), Roque (Elba), Jensen (Evans), Pooch (Short) and Cougar (Jaenada) see their latest mission in Bolivia go wrong. They as stranded in Bolivia until Aisha (Saldana) arrives, offering to help them get back into America and kill the man who framed them.
Once the crew is back stateside, they put together their plan to get even with Max (Patric). Only not everything goes to plan for the crew, but this is where they shine.
Verdict on The Losers
The Losers is an action thriller based on a comic book. It sees the brotherhood between soldiers that have their own special set of skills, coming together. It shows that despite certain differences, they will find a way to become a unit against threats to the world.
The story might well be one we have seen similar before, where a rag-tag group of soldiers needed to overcome the odds. It plays out in the style needed to make it stand out on its own, making everything feel entertaining.
The banter between the guys is wonderful to see, which comes both from the characters and the actors working so well together. Jason Patric as the over-the-top villain shows us a much funnier side to the movie.
Final Thoughts –The Losers is an entertaining action thriller, with an excellent cast.