The Losers is based upon a comic book and embraces its origin by being a movie more concerned with exposition than an actual plot. Luckily the exposition is entertaining enough to make up for it. The Losers bares a lot of resemblance to the A-Team; a group of soldiers who are presumed dead after ultimate bad guy Max, who belongs to an unnamed government agency tries to kill them. After a while of living under the radar the group takes up on an offer to bring Max down by the mysterious Zoe Saldana whose agenda isn’t quite clear.
The Losers knows what it is and gives the audience exactly what they should expect and nothing more. Despite more than a dozen kids being killed in the opening scene it maintains really light stuff, despite the violence. The violence is mostly used as part of the joke as is evident in one key scene which highlights the villain character of Max, scene-chewingly played by Jason Patric. While walking on a remote tropical island Max’s assistant who’s holding up an umbrella against the sun for him trips and only for a mere second exposes Max to the sunlight. He responds by simply shooting her without a blink of an eye and continues his conversation without umbrella. Stupid? Yes. Funny? Even more so.
The Losers themselves are basic anti-heroes and only two or three of them get the most active screen time. The leader, the nerd and the new recruit with the double agenda. The rest is only used when necessary. You can tell by the casting who this movie revolves around as the three Losers mentioned are not quite surprising the most well known cast members: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans and Zoe Saldana.
The Losers is a simple action movie based upon a comic. It’s fun to watch but never leaves a lasting impression.