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Friday, April 23, 2010

The Losers

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Based on a comic book, The Losers are a team of covert operatives who are set up to be killed on a mission. Once they are presumed dead, they use their deceased status to get revenge on the man who tried to kill them.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, Holt McCallany, Peter Macdissi, Peter Francis James

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. At a certain point, when a genre starts to get over-saturated in the marketplace, you start to see movies that are clearly meant to cash in on the trend that has made others lots of money, but without the passion that led to the success of those original films. This movie is further proof that the comic book genre has gotten to that point.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: The jokes are like, "Hardy-har-har, that was so funny I forgot to laugh."

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: The good folks at Warner Brothers may cry when they realize that you have to put in a little more effort than that, if you want to get the return on investment I imagine they were hoping for.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: While it's completely improbable, I kinda hope they get nominated, because it's the only way I can figure to explain why they're called The Losers.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Zoe Saldana does a decent Latina accent. And Jason Patric is one of the best bad guys in acting. But there is something plain off about it when he tries to do it for laughs. It's like when DeNiro does the Analyze This movies, and you feel like he's spoofing himself.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: It's like an intricate collage of shots borrowed from previously released comic book movies. Even the opening credits sequence has been done before. This is especially disappointing when you consider that Sylvain White was trained by Michel Gondry.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: Not only is the dialogue right out of the play book, but the twists are upsetting and unredemptive, and the ending is unsatisfying. Here's a piece of advice: why don't you try to make a movie that works before you start worrying about leaving things dangling for the sequel.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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