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
Both Chris Evans an Zoe Saldana went on to star in Marvel blockbusters. Evans in the Captain America and Avengers franchise and Saldana in Guardians of the Galaxy. In addition, Idris Elba played the role of Heimdall in the Thor series by Marvel. See more »
In the shootout scene between Clay and his crew with Aisha in the red hotel room, Aisha kicks the bathroom door shut and then in the shot from the bedroom view of the bathroom, the door is ajar and then closes. See more »
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The Losers is a film about a group of specially trained soldiers known as "The Losers," who basically deal with some of the toughest assignments the government has to offer, but when the group is framed and left for dead, they have to fight to get their lives back and stop an evil mastermind from creating a new world war.
Directed by Sylvain White, this action-packed movie is full of funny one-liners, intense gun-fights and good acting for a straight-up action movie. From a script co-penned by Peter Berg, you know from the get-go that it'll be a fun ride (he previously did Hancock and The Kingdom). Jeffery Dean Morgan was fantastic as the typical action hero in the role of Clay, the leader of The Losers. Idris Elba was great as Roque, the closest friend Clay has ever had, and he acts his role with commitment and style. Chris Evans was hilarious as Jensen, the communications operator and field operative who makes noise when they need it; he creates all the great laughs. Columbus Short and Oscar Jaenada were great in their roles as well; Pooch, the driver, and Cougar, the long-range assassin who is better with a sniper than a conversation. And then there's Zoe Saldana as the absolutely beautiful eye-candy Aisha, the ex-CIA operative who is helping The Losers take down Max (played by Jason Patric), the evil mastermind; she has great, sexy take-down moments during the action sequences. The visuals were good, nothing spectacular except for one scene half-way through the film (if you've seen it, you know). The inclusion of some classic songs and tunes helped keep a fun, action-filled atmosphere when nothing serious was happening.
All-in-all, The Losers is a fun thrill ride that has plenty of action and comedy to keep moviegoers interested and wanting more. My only concern is they make a sequel; the ending sets that up perfectly.
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