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Issue: 2010

The Losers (2010) movie review

Comic Book Commandos


A U.S. specialist armed forces team deviates from the script of a black op, saving their lives, but leaving them outside the U.S. and legally dead.

After surviving with low-paying jobs and low-life amusements they are offered by a beautiful martial woman the chance to return to the U.S. and bring down the person who cut them lose.

"You know, if we do this we are waging war against the C.I.A."
"They started it."

The Losers is the latest action flick that was born in the pages of comic books. The content is pure surface -- loud, fastish, violent, with the occasional pause for some knee-jerk character sketches (which is not the same as characterisation).

Movie poster; The Losers, Festivale film review; 220x340

Movie poster, The Losers
Anyone Else Would Be Dead By Now.

The style is all graphic novel - freeze frames and stylised storyboarding - and the entire film is firmly targetted to the graphic novel readership.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 2010
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See also: Iron Man; Spider Man; Superman Returns; Daredevil
Jeffrey Dean Morgan also appears in The Accidental Husband , P. S. I Love You ,

Just the facts:

Title: The Losers (2010)
Written by: Peter Berg (screenplay) and James Vanderbilt (screenplay); Andy Diggle (characters)
Directed by: Sylvain White
Running time: 97 mins

The Players: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, ?scar Jaenada, Jason Patric,

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