Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: April 23, 2010
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ChadS.Apr 25, 2010
Nobody is saying that Clay should undergo a nervous breakdown along the scale of a Martin Sheen in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"(perhaps a "Self-Flagellation Later"), which would certainly be disproportionate in a no-frills Nobody is saying that Clay should undergo a nervous breakdown along the scale of a Martin Sheen in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"(perhaps a "Self-Flagellation Later"), which would certainly be disproportionate in a no-frills action film based on an obscure DC comic book. But for the sake of preserving some semblance to the real world(and actual human emotions), Clay, a former colonel in the CIA, needs to show some contrition, however obligatory or cliched such a gesture may seem. For instance, Clay could wake up screaming in the dead of night after recounting the helicopter explosion that instantly killed a group of small children. But the mid-air massacre has no effect on the squad leader, nor his subordinates, as they carry out their mission with the usual nonchalance and grit so integral to the genre. What happens in Bolivia, stays in Bolivia. Clay has only two things on his mind: get Max, and get laid, even though it's he who hands the chopper-bound children their death sentences after the yellow schoolbus that carried his unit and the young drug mules, nearly gets consumed by flames from the first of the movie's many explosions. Maybe Clay f**** the pain away, or maybe he(and the screenwriters) just don't give a s*** about the welfare of South American children. "The Losers" doesn't have to take itself so seriously like a comic book movie such as Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight", by evoking Atom Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter", but does it have to be this vapid, where the incinerated children are never properly mourned. Expand
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stevenAug 9, 2010
I laughed, I cried, I got mad and then cried some more from realizing how much time I wasted on watching this movie. If the movie's goal was to make me feel like a loser for watching it then mission accomplished.
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jonastaylorOct 23, 2011
There is nothing wrong with the premise of the film, despite lacking any semblance of originality. But by trying to condense so many ideas into a summer blockbuster length movie it feels rushed and disjointed. The characters are allThere is nothing wrong with the premise of the film, despite lacking any semblance of originality. But by trying to condense so many ideas into a summer blockbuster length movie it feels rushed and disjointed. The characters are all one-dimensional and the plot doesn't even attempt to resolve itself, which is obviously to pave the way for a sequel. Nobody is expecting much in the way of authenticity with this sort of film but you want to actually feel some attachment to the main protagonists. For a film that emulates the A Team and James Bond it pales in comparison. It is the production that really lets this film down, along with the ham-handed acting of Jason Patric as the over-the-top villain. This is a disappointing blemish on the careers of some very capable actors. Expand
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