The Losers [Blu-ray]
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But take a closer look at The Losers and you'll start to see that there's more than just mindless entertainment going on here. It's not trying to deliver a message, thank god, and it's not an action movie with pretentions of being great art. But it's smart, well written and well acted, and that separates it from the last 10 action movies you paid good money to sit in the dark and stare at.
Columbus Short gives us family-man Pooch, who snarks with the team he's stuck by even when he'd much rather be home with his wife. Cougar doesn't say much, but Oscar Jaenada is convincing as the sociopathic sniper we're lucky chose to work with the white hats. Roque is a man on a hair-trigger, and the incomparable Idris Elba brings that tension to life with ease. Zoe Saldana is both mercurial and tough as mystery-woman Aisha.
The real show-stealer, however, is Chris Evans as tech specialist Jake Jensen. Whether singing Journey in falsetto, filling the silence with his rambling commentary, or pimping his niece's soccer team by wearing a Pepto-pink shirt, Jensen is the star of virtually every scene in which he appears, and scenes in which he is the intended focus are absolute perfection. From the second he strolls in wearing bright yellow bicycle courier attire until his unconventional escape via "superpowers", the entire scene at the Goliath office building is just one great moment after another.
Finally, despite being a movie (originally a comic) about betrayal and revenge, there's also a lot of focus on loyalty and morality.Read more ›
The story comes across as a bit jumbled due to the many sites where the action takes place, but essentially it is the tale of a group of five men (CIA operatives) who in an attempt to save some children in a fated helicopter escape from a disaster in Bolivia instead are assumed dead when the report of the exploded helicopter reaches the US. The five men toss their dog tags into the flaming ruins of the helicopter and thus become lost to the world. The team is a talented and well trained unit and each of the members has a special identity and gift: Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the leader (and womanizer), Roque (Idris Alba) is the brains, Jensen (Chris Evans) is the wildly funny guy, Pooch (Columbus Short) is the sensitive guy, and Cougar (Óscar Jaenada) is the sniper with the ever present hat. The team (the Losers) becomes the target of a betrayal in dealing with one Max (Jason Patric) who is preparing the bomb to end all bombs. Out of nowhere comes the mysterious Aisha (Zoe Saldana) who works her way into the group via Clay's attraction to her beauty. But Aisha has her own agenda and the team joins her in uncovering and hopefully destroying the lethal Max who is planning global warfare.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie is loads of fun. Hilarious dialogue meets non-stop action in this adaptation of the popular graphic novels of the same name. Definitely worth a watch.Published 2 days ago by Danisunflower
The DVD was in great shape even the original packaging was nearly perfect.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love this movie for the action, humor, suspense, etc. - it has it all and should entertain both men and women, teen or adult. Read morePublished 1 month ago by momma deer
I originally watched this movie solely because Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in it and I really had no other expectations than just enjoying staring at his face for an hour +. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jean Nisley
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