Sure, sure, this comic book adaptation looks like a quasi rip-off of The A-Team, about a CIA black ops team trying to uncover the plot to assassinate them, but sure as shit the cast is quite good!
The reality is, there are probably less than a handful of movies released each year that illicit a grousing, “well, I’ve never seen that before.” So really, an enjoyable movie comes down to a likeable cast, snappy dialogue, and a director’s panache.
With The Losers we’ve got three bonafides with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans (better than he’s given credit for) and Idris Elba (Stringer Bell, ftw).
Actually, randomly, I watched three different JDM movie’s this weekend (don’t ask but Watchmen, P.S. I Love You and Accidental Husband) and came away with the feeling that he might be the most underappreciated leading man in Hollywood. He’s just that likeable! Charisma seeping from his pores, that guy.