By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Warner Bros Pictures
The Losers looks good. Or so I can tell from the film's trailers. But is it really good? Riddle me that!
Early Reviews: The Losers
We had a feeling that The Losers was action crazy, but the first feedback claims that the action may be a little too much. As in a loony tunes sort of way.
"The Losers" is a cartoonish nonstop action movie in which characters zip around the world, breaking, entering and blowing things up without any pretense to logic. It's a world devoid of any geopolitics, connective tissue, human backgrounds or ideals other than greed and self-preservation.
It is, of course, a Warner Bros. actioner adapted from a comic book series. Characters are two-dimensional, but the actors all play them with vigor...
It's the bad guys vs. the worse guys in "The Losers," director Sylvain White's slick throwback to '80s-style action movies, delivering elaborate setpieces, big explosions and larger-than-life characters in service of a stock betrayed-by-the-Man plot. The key difference: While "The Losers" looks to retro tough-talkin', hard-R testosterone-fests for inspiration, polishing the formula somewhat with contempo pacing and effects, the result feels candy-coated for the PG-13 crowd. Released amid mixed marketing messages, pic will depend on teen interest in post-"Avatar" Zoe Saldana and an obscure DC Comics title to eke out a modest opening weekend.
Do these reviews sway you? Not I, as this is pretty much what I expected, as Warner Bros. has been marketing it so. Check out the full reviews by clicking the bold links above.