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Movie Reviewz: The Losers (2010)

Tonights review, The Losers directed by Sylvain White. Written by Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt. Starring Jeffery Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Jason Patric, Idris Elba, and Chris Evans. Based on the comic by Andy Diggle.

The Losers

Five members of the US Special Forces are sent to Bolivia of a mission. When watching the intended targets base, the group finds out that the man has 25 innocent children working for him. The leader (Clay played by Jeffery Dean Morgan) attempts to call off the bomber heading toward the base, but the call is intercepted by a mysterious man named Max. With something like 10 minutes, the group enters the base, releases the children, and escapes to  the helicopter waiting for them. The group loads the children of board and wait on the ground because the chopper won’t take the weight. As the helicopter takes off, the group hear an odd noise form their walkie-talkies. Next thing they here is the commands of Max telling a nearby airplane to fire of the chopper. the chopper is blown to pieces, children and all. At that moment the group chooses to let people think they were also killed in the “crash” and search for the ominous Max.

After four months undercover in Bolivia, a woman named Aisha finds Clay and tell him that she can help him find Max. The group finally agrees and ships themselves back to America where the search for the elusive Max begins….

Zoe Saldana needs to eat something. With that out of the way, this movie is fantastic. I haven’t read the comic (I’m not a big comic person. I want to be though) and this movie made me want to. Jeffery Dean Morgan and Co. are all great actors. Saldana is really getting around these days. Shes also loaded because of Avatar. Another great thing about this movie is that the one liners expected in a action movie were actually very funny. I don’t know is that humor is from the comic or not, but my point remains the same. Acting was fantastic. It was slightly choppy at the beginning.

Oh, and Jason Patric was amazing. He genuinely seemed not to care about anything. He was as funny is not more so then Chris Evans.

This movie was awesome. Go see it. It didn’t try to be any more then a simple action movie, but it is.

9/10

-james

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Movie Reviewz: Avatar

Tonight review, Avatar, the 2009 american film Written and Directed By James Cameron, Starring Sam Worthington and Zöe Saldana

Avatar focuses on an epic conflict on Pandora, an inhabited Earth-sized moon of Polyphemus, one of three fictional gas giants orbiting Alpha Centauri A. On Pandora, human colonists and the sentient humanoid indigenous inhabitants of Pandora, the Na’vi, engage in a war over the planet’s resources and the latter’s continued existence -Wikipedia

The movie that everyone is raving about. Let’s start at story. It was bad. The plot was, really. Not the story. It was pretty much James Cameron Showing everyone that he can do whatever he wants. Make a 4 hour movie about a boat that sinks, or a 2-hour movie about horror in space (I’m not mentioning the first one here. Aliens is the sequel to the first films, Alien directed by Ridley Scott).

It was absolutely stunning when it comes to effects. The human eye could barely register see things that are there because of Cameron’s attention to detail. It was so real. The aliens were fantastic and looked great. The planet itself was beautifully done and how everything worked done to the foliage was perfection. Back to plot, don’t go see it looking for a great story. I could tell who was going to kick it twenty minutes in.

As for the acting and writing, Mr. Cameron should have gone for a better writer. The acting was good. Sam Worthington did what he could with the material given as did the other actors.

In closing, I thought the movie was confusing. I can understand the most trippy time-travel plot, but I cannot for the life of me, figure out who was on whose side. I believe it was because the movie was 3 – hours long. The whole thing kind of meshed together in my brain.

A-

Avatar is rated PG-13

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