Warner Bros. dug deep into their catalog of source material and found an obscure comic book by the name of The Losers. Realizing the potential this property had they produced the action packed humorous film that was released this last weekend.
Take five guys who work as a covert-op CIA team and betray them, attempt to kill them and then try to destroy there lives when they try to take them back, well you’re going to have good motivation to start an all out war with the Central Intelligence Agency.
The Losers are composed of men of various skills and are played by a talented cast. Jeffery Dean Morgan (Watchmen) is Clay, the group’s leader and mastermind. When The Losers are set up it is up to Clay to put the plan together for them to find their betrayer. Chris Evans (Push) plays Jensen, the wise cracking, Journey singing, tech head of the group. If you don’t laugh when he puts on his courier uniform then you’re probably not breathing. Idris Eiba (RocknRolla) is strong man Roque of the group, his perspective and understanding of the situation has The Losers rethinking their possibilties. Columbus Short (Armored) handles transpo and heavy weapons as ‘Pooch’. Oscar Jaenada (Che) steals scenes in this film with little to know dialogue as The Losers sniper.
When a mission to take down a high level drug cartel in Bolivia is the target of the CIA, they send in covert op team The Losers to handle to job quietly. Success is almost theirs when they realize they have set up a trap that will kill innocent children. Looking to save the children The Losers put their own lives at risk in order be heroes. Only it puts them at odds with their commanding agency.
Jason Patric (Narc) is probably the one thing that left more to be desired. Patric plays the film’s villainous Max. A man whose sole purpose is to keep our country in a constant state of war and fear in order to keep funding flowing to the intelligence and military industrial complex. Patric’s portrayal made light of a reality that America suffers with everyday. This joking clown made us wonder if he was really a threat to the group, when in reality he is such a well thought out antagonist.
Not only motivated by their freedom and need for revenge, The Losers are forced into a state of vigilante justice that we can support. Bank rolled by the mysterious Aisha, played by the beautiful and talented Zoe Saldana (Star Trek).
The Losers is a summer blockbuster that found its way to audiences earlier in the year. When Warner Bros. decided to release a film based on the comic book a lot of people wondered, who the hell The Losers are. Now it’ll be hard to forget.
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language.