Sue Me!

September 11, 2013

Sue Me! I Like The Losers

2010 was definitely the year for the ensemble actioner with The Expendables, The A-Team and The Losers. While the Expendables is the movie that is the most remembered with genre fans, The Losers is still a hugely entertaining movie.
 The cast are all having a ball and there isn’t anyone cooler than Jeffrey Dean Morgan. That’s just science.
Chris Evans has some great lines, Zoe Saldana looks stunning and her character is pretty well-developed too. There is great chemistry between Morgan and Saldana and the fact that she blames him for the death of her father is a nice angle.
You’ve also got Jason Patric as a hilariously over the top villain, shooting his own men/women for even the slightest misstep. The woman being shot for lowering the umbrella for a few seconds is the most cartoonish moment, but that’s the point.
It’s meant to be silly fun and for me it totally works. It’s got some fantastic action scenes and the finale, set on the docks is action movie gold.
Let’s not forget that it also has one fo the greatest bad guy deaths of all time as a villain is thrown from his motorbike, goes through the window of a plane, while the bike hits the engine, causing a huge explosion and making me cheer like I’m at a football game.
John Ottman’s score is filled with cool guitars and pounding drums, really adding to all the action and even the quieter scenes too.
The only major fault I had with the movie was the frustratingly open-ending; it was clearly leaving itself open for a sequel which never came. It’s a bit presumptuous and it makes the movie not quite stand on its own.
Aside from that, The Losers is a blast. So Sue Me, I enjoy it and if you don’t like it, then I’ll see your ass in court!

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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