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The Losers
« on: May 11, 2010, 10:09:59 PM »
I went to see The Losers on Thursday.  I did think it was going to be like The A-Team based on the previews, but I decided to see it.  The movie is entertaining and works as a mindless action movie.

The movie is based on the Vertigo comic of the same name.  From the research I've done, it seems like the plot has stayed mostly the same, though there are probably changes. 

The plot is fairly straightforward, dealing with a five man elite military team, possibly special forces.  A mission goes badly, and they end up blamed for what happens.  All they know is that someone named Max is involved in what happened.  They decide to make it look like they died and then they start planning how to get back home.  While still in Bolivia, they are approached by Aisha, a woman who wants them to work with her to go after Max in exchange for her getting them back in the country. 

After seeing the movie, I still think it is a lot like The A-Team, though there are some differences.  Even with all the similarities - at least from what I remember from she show since it has been so long since I last saw it, the movie is still entertaining.  People looking for a more original movie will more than likely be disappointed.  Several things happen without making things confusing since most of it is some kind of action or confrontation.  There are several fights, most of which are rather extreme and not realistic.  The action stuff does help to keep things interesting.  The violence isn't that graphic since the movie is rated PG-13.  I'm thinking the comic books might have been more graphic with the violence, and possibly even the language.  There is a bit of a relationship that develops between Aisha and Clay - he is basically in charge of the group.  The sex scenes are limited in what they show, again because of the rating, though Aisha does still show off a lot of skin. 

None of the characters are developed that much.  The motivation for the guys is very clear since they want to get home and then get revenge on Max.  Aisha's motivations are more murky and mysterious for much of the movie.  There is a bit of mystery around Max as well.  All of the cast is fine in their parts, though none of them really stand out in their parts. 

Overall, I enjoyed the movie and think it is worth watching for a decent action movie.

The Losers