The Comic Book A Team
The Losers - Comic Book A Team

It’s definitely the genre of the moment…comic book/graphic novel adaptations are absolutely everywhere. Thankfully, they do seem to be improving, due in no small part to the success of ‘300, ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Watchmen’. And one only has to look at the recent box office success of Kick Ass.

The latest big screen outing of this ilk is ‘The Losers’ adapted from the Vertigo graphic novel by writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock. It’s a familiar story about a crack team of elite forces personnel: ostensibly a cool A Team. For this mission they find themselves sent deep into the South American jungle where they are callously betrayed by an influential and mysterious handler known only as Max. Presumed dead, they decide to take on the CIA to settle the score and get their lives back.

Put simply it’s a revenge ensemble piece, which in itself could be waste of time if it weren’t for the retention of a bold comic inspired visual style and what looks like a solid cast including Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans and Jason Patrick. All appear to have tongues planted firmly in cheek (which is as it should be). The film was due to be released at the beginning of April but Warner Brothers have held it back in order that it didn’t compete with their other current blockbuster ‘Clash Of The Titans’.

‘The Losers’ is now expected to reach cinemas in the UK on 4th June.


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