The Losers (2010)

We see right away that Clay’s group of special forces operatives are not Seal Team 6, they are soldiers in the loosest sense of the word.  As they are hanging out in a South American  jungle painting a target on a drug lord’s estate for an air strike, they notice that there are a bunch of kids there; who are being used as mules.  Although the bombs are dropping in a few minutes, they rush in and save the kids, evacuating to a waiting helicopter.  They load all the kids into da choppa, only to see it shot down by their government, because the brass thought they were on board.  They fake their deaths and are presumed dead for months.  Clay then meets a hot little number who shares some common ground with him, they are both after the man who ordered the attack on the compound.  As the team gets back together and ready to kick ass, a new threat emerges, the guy they are after has a nuke and wants to blow up LA.  Can The Losers stop this mad man, or are they too preoccupied betting on little girl’s soccer games to save the day.

Alex’s Thoughts:  The Losers is one of those movies where 5 minutes into it, you know exactly what you’re going to get: it may not be a great movie, but it will be fun to watch.  It splits its time between a big budget action movie and a buddy comedy, for every big explosion there is a big laugh.  Most of this comes from Chris Evans, but there is also a lot of situational humor.  This is the definition of a guy’s movie, so if you’re reading this, and you have a dong, you would probably get a kick out of this movie.  Alex Rates This Movie 7/10

Tim’s Thoughts: I really liked this movie, and knew I would right away. There’s nothing flashy, or really unique about it, but it knows what it is, and doesn’t try to be anything else. Not as wonky as Shoot ’em Up, but just as fun. No surprises, and the plot twists are fairly predictable, but I still had a blast watching it, and Chris Evans is easily my favorite part. Tim Rates This Movie 7/10

“Oh my God, I’m the black MacGyver…. BlaGyver!”

 

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