Friday, November 26, 2010

The Losers

Release Date: April 23rd, 2010

Genre: Action

Stars: Jeffery Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Jason Patric

Synopsis: A special ops military unit in Bolivia is framed for a frowned upon operation involving the death of children and assumed killed in action.  In fact they turn up very much alive and ready for revenge on the man who hung them out to dry.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)

Plot & Writing:                        

No curveballs, just a steady dose of what scores best with sample audiences in the action genre.


They stuck with the B list and below for this film as far as names go which is just fine seeing as not much talent was required to depict these characters.


Good guys with revenge motive, check.  Bad guy without any morals whatsover who kills anybody who crosses him even slightly on a whim, check.  Love interest for main good guy, check.  Bad guys have good guys dead to rights when all of a sudden the tables turn and good triumphs over evil, check.  Main bad guy barely escapes with his life leaving the possiblility for a sequel, check.


This movie is watchable and if you want a quick mindless action ride, this one will do the trick.  The film actually seems to embrace and own it's cliches instead of running from or masking them which actually earns it a few brownie points.

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