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I had no clue that this comic had even existed. Apparently the cast also had no clue as well. But now that I have seen the movie adaption I think I might check it out. The Losers is about a US Special Forces team that gets betrayed by the guy they are doing a job for. Becoming fugitives they vow to take revenge and kill the guy who framed them.
There is a really good cast in this movie and they all do a very good job in acting out a standard revenge laced action film story. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Comedian from Watchmen) leads the group whose members include future Captain America Chris Evans, Idris Elba, and a not-CGI'd Zoe Saldana. The guy who plays the villian Max does a great job in portraying a self-confident smug baddy who seemed to me to act kind of like Michael Scott. (Spouting off random jokes and impressions.) The whole film just feels absurd and I think what makes it so good is that the crew was aware of its absurdity and exploited it to the fullest degree. Near the end of the movie there's one scene where I was humming the "Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions" song purely because the explosion was so generic of the action genre.
Overall, it's a basic action film with a basic revenge plot but it turns out to be a fun ride full of over the top action sequences and funny moments and lines. And the character of Max is hystarical at times. My only complaint is that they could have made the film a little longer. (It's around 90 minutes long. It could at least have been 15 or 20 minutes longer.)
I give The Losers a 9/10.
Mr. Avatar man Sam Worthington stars as Perseus in this remake of the 1982 film of the same title. In both versions it tells part of the Greek myth of Perseus. (The part where he has to face the Kraken.) I would say stick with the 1982 film. This doesn't mean that this version is bad, it does have it's moments. I quite enjoyed the fight scenes here and the visual effects are quite well done.
On to gripes I had while watching this movie. This is not an accurate telling of the Perseus myth and after I watched this film I went on Wikipedia and found just how amny things were either missing or just changed around to fit Hollywood's needs. I can give the writers a bit of slack for making the main action take place over the course of a few weeks and not years in the actual myth. But I can't believe they put Perseus and Io together at the end. (Instead of Perseus and Andromeda in the real myth) It just doesn't feel right. Another problem I had with the film is the fact that I watched this in 3-D. Hastily converted 3-D. It didn't look great at all. If you absolutly must see this film, save some money and watch it in regular 2-D.
Overall, The actors were great, the visual effects were well done, the story was hit-and-miss, the writers Hollywood-ized the Perseus myth, and the hastily converted 3-D is terrible.
I give Clash of the Titans a 6 out of 10.
This is probably the first film I have seen that has left me absolutley speechless so this is going to be one short review.
Basically if you have not seen this movie, I say do anything you can to see it before it leaves the theatres. The visuals are jaw-dropping and make up for the sub-par story. This film is best experienced in 3-D.
Overall, a spetacular achievement in visual filmmaking. The visuals in 3-D are the reason that this film has made over $1.5 billion worldwide.
I give Avatar a frickin' 10 out of 10.
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