Thursday May 20th 2010
Hello, and welcome to the first part of a 4-part series on movies containing groups of big men with guns. Today, we look at The Losers.
For all its rocket launchers, futuristic bombs and ridiculous character names (Pooch, Roque, Clay…), The Losers is obviously not in the same ballpark as its summer blockbuster competitors. It only cost $25million to make and it’s being released by Optimum, for fuck’s sake. As a result, it’s tempting to spend most of your time imagining which actors weren’t necessarily the first choices. Some are easier to guess than others:
Still, until its supremely nothingy ending, Losers is probably one of 2010’s better summer entries, chock-a-block with amazing action sequences, endearing characters and mildly amusing humour.
Trust me, you’ll miss it when The Expendables rolls around.