June 10, 2023
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Tired action scenes sabotage movie

Coupled with bland action sequences and rehashed gunfights and explosions, “The Losers” is hardly appealing in an already flooded comic book market.

The movie, based on the DC Comics series of the same name, begins with The Losers as they indirectly assist in the decimation of a terrorist compound in Bolivia. But when The Losers, a crew of justice-seeking comrades, spot children inside the compound, they decide to intervene. After the group messes up the bad guys’ plans, The Losers are forced into hiding, planning their revenge.

Many of the plot points within this movie don’t make sense. In a hotel scene Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) meets up with Aisha (Zoe Saldana). The two fight for no reason, which makes less sense when Aisha introduces herself to Clay to offer her services in taking down the bad guy, Max. The subsequent romance between Clay and Aisha has absolutely no chemistry and only happens for the sake of having a PG-13-rated sex scene.

The ending also points to a predictable sequel. The villain manages to escape and The Losers have little leverage to get their lives back together. But the hunt for justice will continue.

“The Losers” was written by Peter Berg and James Vanderbuilt, and directed by Sylvain White.