Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Blu Ray Tuesday #15

The movie: The Losers

The menu: Pizza. It always comes back to pizza.

This movie was recommended to me by Danielle and since my first choice of ‘Jane Eyre’ was out (and I didn’t think I’d be able to coerce the Roomies into watching it anyway), we decided to go with this one. Foreshadowing, Danielle is a self-confessed terrible picker of movies, but maybe that’s why we are friends because we share similar traits.

The first ten minutes of the movie were spent picking what was going to happen. We were correct in our assumptions. The Roomies and I do like to guess what the next line will be or pick what the shot will be.

Just have to talk about the poster for a moment. Aisha (the girl one) has her hair in that style for quite a bit of the movie and it annoyed me immensely. The reason you put your hair up in a ponytail is to keep the hair out of your face and if you are a super cool badass fighting lady, that is an important requirement in a hairstyle. WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE TWO STRANDS AT THE FRONT THAT ONLY SERVE THE PURPOSE OF GETTING IN YOUR FACE?!?!?!?!? I couldn’t get past that whilst watching the movie.

The movie in itself was ok. It’s about a black-ops team who has the chance to clear their name and get their lives back by doing one insanely tough mission. I really, really, really liked the villain. He had a lot of the best lines and was suitably unhinged. Also, luckily for this movie, my Captain America boyfriend Chris Evans dropped in to play his usual goofy sidekick character, which he does ever so well. He made this movie a lot more palatable for me to watch. I think my enjoyment of the movie was ruined by the fact that I do not believe in Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a tough dynamic leader of the group. Which is a shame because I absolutely heart him and know he can play tough and dynamic.

Recommended? Um… ok. If you want to. I’m not going to tell you to watch it but if you come across it and there’s a choice to watch this or something else- at least now, you will know what you get with this one.

And I leave you with a direct quote from the house as we sat in silence as the credits rolled, trying to work out if we liked the movie---

Me: 96 minutes? Oh well. I’ve wasted more time on longer, stupider movies.

Girl Roomie: That should be your review.


Abigail said...

Never seen this, but I totally get where you're coming from with the hair in the face thing. Eesh...

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

I've seen it. Truthfully the reason I wanted to see it was for JDM and Chris Evans. I thought my other half would be happy to watch it since it's all tough looking. It wasn't the best movie by any means but I agree...I've sat through worse movies. I agree with your review!

Danielle said...

To be honest, everything about the girl character annoyed me. I hate it when people use their sexiness for evil or tricky means!

Yes, Chris Evans singing Don't Stop Believing made this movie worth it for me. Also when that dude says, "I'm the black MacGyver. I'm BlacGyver!"

katy said...

So the sexy shot of JDM pot belly didn't rocket this movie to a glowing review? What a waste.

"You really are short, aren't you.
Are you standing in a hole...?"

katy said...

Umm can we also talk about how photoshopped her legs are in that poster? Where did her right one go? Her hair strands are thicker.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Hellooooo long lost blog friend! For the record, I MISS YOU! Sorry I haven't been by in a while! :(

I haven't seen this, but can I just say: I totally feel ya on the hair situation. Things like that REALLY drive me crazy.