A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war. Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
Originally Tim Story was to direct, citing influences from the war drama Black Hawk Down (2001) and the television miniseries Band of Brothers (2001): "I was looking for a film that would have edge, but I wanted to keep the tongue-and-cheek, where the characters have a little fun with each other." He was later replaced with Sylvain White. See more »
During the raid on the car convoy, Roque shoots an explosive dart into one of the cars. When the dart is detonated, the car moves directly upwards from the explosion. The dart was low in the side of the car, so it should have moved off to one side. The only way it could have leaped vertically was if the explosives were directly underneath. See more »
[as their chopper is sprayed with .50 caliber machine gun fire]
WHOA! I though you said small arms weren't a problem.
That look like small arms to you? Huh? That's a cannon.
That's a CANNON!
Doughnut doughnut DOUGHNUT!
[Both scream as they graze a Dunkin' Donuts sign]
Are you SURE you've done this before?
Okay. Right now? Not the time. Not the time right now.
Pooch, what's your status?
Well, I'm completely irritated and possibly crashing.
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The Warner Bros/Dark Castle/Vertigo (DC Comics)/Weed Road Pictures logos are seen in panels from "The Losers" comics, sporting their color scheme. See more »
They certainly are The Losers if you like your story as intense as the action.
'Pay attention to the plot' are five words definitely not needed when watching The Losers. However: 'Let the gargantuan explosions wash over because it's a weekend' are ten words that will become apparent in the first few minutes.
Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar are Special Forces unit who were sent to Bolivia end up getting deceived by the usual nutter with his usual deformity and his usual essence of mystery. From here on out it's true Michael Bay dedicated destruction with a sprinkle of wit, mainly thanks to Chris Evans (shame he couldn't have done the same for Fantastic 4) and Pooch's delivery of the line: 'Oh, this is Stupid Question Day' you had to be there.
It has a few shockers, despite being built on predictable foundations, which won't make you likely to stop rustling through the popcorn but gives the film a fluent flow as to not make the whole experience completely monotonous. Meaning the only losers here are the ones who turn a deaf ear to the humour and a blind eye to the action because they weren't expecting an experience that is almost as mentally relaxing as Paracetamol.
To put it simply The Losers is fun. Non-stop male responsive happiness from the inception to the finale.
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