These ain’t no losers, these are CIA men who fight against everything that comes in their path, they go through every obstacle, they outwit every enemy and when all is said and done, they stand tall. They are a team of five, led by the sensational Colonel Clay, who are betrayed by one of their own, Max. It’s up to The Losers to expose Max, stop him from causing major catastrophes and in the process, redeem themselves. The way they take down everything that is thrown at them and come out on top makes them anything else but losers. But it is the audience that ends up being the losers, because this one’s a real shitty movie.
You remember those old Hindi movies where the hero battles unscathed through a million bullets, but requires just one to shoot down his enemies? Remember? The Losers seems like a Hollywood adaption of those movies. Baloney is what it is.
Actually, The Losers is adapted from a comic book series. I haven’t read those comics, and the film has certainly not inspired me either. It has been directed by Sylvain White and the direction is the only good thing about the movie. White has managed to give the film a cool, snazzy look. It does nothing to make the movie any better though; The Losers remains a dumbass movie.
The story is extremely laborious, for a better part you can’t figure out exactly who is who, and then it becomes too late to give a damn. There’s this bunch of five CIA men who are fighting against all odds, their enemy is a smartass villain who looks more like a sidekick. You’re never told why and how the villain became as terrifying as he’s shown to be and it just becomes impossible to relate to. Of course, the losers carrying out improbable tasks add to the confusion. After a few twists here and a few turns there, all’s well because the film ends.
To cut it short, all I can say is that I’ve sat through The Losers, but you don’t need to make yourself go through such an abysmal movie. Chuck it.
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