Monday, 28 March 2011

The Losers Review

I'm not sure why but movies based on DC comics seem to be better than their Marvel counterparts.  This is a decent movie even if it is not much more than the A-Team in comic book form.  It is very well directed with just the right amount of cool shots.  It also has a very good mix of action with cool dialogue.  While the action is often over the top and unbelievable, we must remember it is a comic book movie and it should be that way.  I really like all of the characters except one.  Max is way too over the top in his evilness.  What could have been a very witty villain comes across as just plain cheesy.  It isn't enough to detract from the entertainment value because I expect a certain level of cheesiness in all of my action movies.  But if they had dialed it back a bit, the whole movie would be that much better.  As for the rest of the characters, the Losers group is almost as cool as Vinnie Jones in a Guy Ritchie movie.  The Jensen character is especially good.  The worst of the group is probably Pooch.  He's a little too "aw, hell naw" for my tastes but that seems to dissipate after a while.  Wrap all that up with the uber-sexy Zoe Saldana and you have a well above average action movie.

See it.  Obviously, if you don't like action, you should give it a miss because it does not pretend to be anything else.  But I still recommend it as a good hour and a half of entertainment.

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