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You're way better off watching "Sneakers" than "The Losers".
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Hi, this is Mike from the substream.com and this is Watch this Instead, for the weekend, in the 23rd of April, 2010. I’d like to talk today about a film called “The Losers” which is directed by Sylvain White who was a French director, who got to start making commercials and music videos and then made the classic “Stomp the Yard.” The Losers is an adaptation of a comic who was originally published by Vertigo Comic which is an imprint and that’s a comic book industry term that I learn of DC Comics.
Vertigo was designed since it’s inception in the early 90s to be the imprint that published all the comics that were a little mature, a little sophisticated, a little violent that were intended for adult comic book readers and late teens comic book readers that didn’t need goofy little child language and goofy little child idea. But thankfully The Losers movie adaptation has taken all that sophisticated grown up step because the adaptation is PG 13. Yes, I love stuff, action movies that are intended to appeal the kids. So happy they did that. It’s the film retched, it’s just full of this pulsating cinematography in editing. This hip hop beat in the background in the score and every beat, the camera goes—and jump cuts ahead in three frames and you get this feeling like you’re watching amazed Rockville from the late 90s which is a feeling I never wanted to have ever again. I thought—found Jesus or whatever and was done making—I’m happy not to see Puff Daddy anymore with the fisheye and the wallpaper that’s bright red with gold flirtily in a hotel as if they could ever happen.
This film is every depth an actual movie in the mold of Bad Boys II, it’s just like Pete years too late and non of the cast members unfortunately have the charisma necessary to polish little smith when Martin Lawrence has shades. Let me be clear, I’m not a snub, I like action movies. I love stupid action movies. It’s just that this one is specific. It is specific, this one directed by Sylvain White, it’s PG 13 obtained from the Vertigo Comic called The Losers isn’t good. It stinks, it’s terrible. They’re the B team, they’re a grungy, goofy gang of big smile, love and wouldn’t heard a plea except their crazy murder machine soldiers who come and dance up and even with government guy who cuts them out of the army because they refuse to do the mission and the mission is killing apparently 27 Joe.
They’re laidback clay, the rough talking—where is the soot, and there’s soldier with his buttons down to here leader and his best friend, the wise, mean-looking guy with a scar like this from above the silent moving sniper with a heart of gold. It’s the wacky white nerdy guy with glasses. Is this character appealing, no, they’re in the action movie. So I always saying things that aren’t quite funny, they go up on recycled jumps with no reason at all and have one glove for no reason at all. It’s just a character glove for bad guy. PG 13, action movie for kids, yes.
So what should you watch instead, watch the absolute preference of the genre where the guy, the smart guy has to work outside the boundaries of the law because the man took his life away from them and he’s got to get back in and be normal again and fight. He’s got a lovable gang or rap scallions who each have their own special unique ability and they work together as a group to accomplish the goal. One of my favorite films of all times, the massively underrated Sneakers which is a record by Phil Alden Robinson in 1992. It’s great, not just because it has an amazing casts guys like Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poitier, Dan Akyroyd which works somehow, and River Phoenix and David Strathairn but it’s got a script that allows these very good actors to within the framework of kind of a generic action movie, funny action movie type thing create real character that seemed like theoretically real people rather than just cardboard cookie-cutter types which is the problem ultimately with The Losers. So don’t watch The Losers and watch Sneakers instead. You literally won’t be disappointed. Bye.