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    Default CBR: The CBR Review: "The Losers"

    "The Losers," opening this Friday, is a pleasing mix of laughs and action. Equal parts caper-flick and revenge-picture, it recalls a time when action movies were meant to be fun instead of morose morality plays.


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    How many issues of the series does the film cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squashua View Post
    How many issues of the series does the film cover?
    "the Warner Bros. film follows the events in the collected volume "Ante Up" with elements from later in the series sprinkled throughout."

    (edit) FFS! Just found out it's been put back until May 28th in the UK!! WTF?!


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    This movie was awesome. Saw it last Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidey-kid1 View Post
    This movie was awesome. Saw it last Sunday.
    Yeah, thanks for that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by W0NK042 View Post
    Yeah, thanks for that.


    Well, if you didn't live in the UK, this wouldn't be a problem now would it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidey-kid1 View Post
    This movie was awesome. Saw it last Sunday.
    That's very good to hear. This is the comic-to-movie adaptation that I've been looking forward to this month, not Millar's over-hyped, garish nonsense. A shame it's been so overshadowed comparatively as far as attention and coverage are concerned (I guess it wasn't "controversial" enough), but I hope it does well this weekend. I loved the Diggle/Jock comic and it's got a tremendous cast (Idris Elba, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Patric), but that doesn't always result in a great movie, so I was glad to see a positive review on CBR for it (along with Spidey-kid1's accompanying thumbs-up).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR News View Post
    it recalls a time when action movies were meant to be fun instead of morose morality plays.
    So... it recalls this year then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidey-kid1 View Post
    Well, if you didn't live in the UK, this wouldn't be a problem now would it?
    lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    So... it recalls this year then.

    Which action film are you talking about ?

    Dont say Kick-Ass,Iron Man etc.

    Superhero isnt straight action films.
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    The Walking Dead,Fatale,Near Death,Storm Dogs,Happy,BPRD,XO-Manowar
    American Vampire,Animal Man,Swamp Thing
    Daredevil, Winter Soldier,Indestructible Hulk

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    I agree. The Losers looks more on track with old-school 80's/90's Saturday Afternoon Telly (A-Team, Night Rider, Airwolf etc) type action, where the fun was the team dynamic & gun fights & car chases. No blood splatter, no huge explosions just for the sake of it, just lots of fun & a few laughs along the way.

    (I mean lets face it: The A-Team were "A crack commando unit" & yet they could empty an entire (AK-47) clip & not kill anyone, or even hit their target)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidey-kid1 View Post
    This movie was awesome. Saw it last Sunday.
    I've never read the comic, but I LOVED this film.

    It's the most fun I've had at the movies in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W0NK042 View Post
    I agree. The Losers looks more on track with old-school 80's/90's Saturday Afternoon Telly (A-Team, Night Rider, Airwolf etc) type action, where the fun was the team dynamic & gun fights & car chases. No blood splatter, no huge explosions just for the sake of it, just lots of fun & a few laughs along the way.

    (I mean lets face it: The A-Team were "A crack commando unit" & yet they could empty an entire (AK-47) clip & not kill anyone, or even hit their target)
    I disagree about the A-Team, people got shot, there just wasn't any blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Your Imaginary Pal View Post
    I disagree about the A-Team, people got shot, there just wasn't any blood.
    You miss my point: Consider the amount of ammo used by them in each episode compared to amount of people shot. Cars could be blown over, but everybody inside would climb out (with maybe a scratch) after & it didn't matter: Because it was FUN to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W0NK042 View Post
    You miss my point: Consider the amount of ammo used by them in each episode compared to amount of people shot. Cars could be blown over, but everybody inside would climb out (with maybe a scratch) after & it didn't matter: Because it was FUN to watch.
    Exactly! It's not the kind of movie that spends any time dealing with collateral damage.

    Even though the A-Team was originally a Vietnam black-ops team, they never emphasized the darker side of that coin. You never saw B.A. Baracus slip into someone's house in the middle of the night and slit their throat.

    "The Losers" is in that same vein.

    And man is it a fun flick.
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