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The Losers Any Good?

Published April 21, 2010 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Warner Bros Pictures
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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.

The Losers opens to theaters on April 23rd.

For the trailer, poster and more movie info, go to the The Losers Movie Page.
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