Earlier this month, the trailer for The A-Team set the bar for Black Eyed Peas level of Let’s-Get-Retarded action pics for 2010. The trailer for The Losers, which is essentially about a rag-tag group of A-Team rejects, can’t even muster up a parachuting tank. What’s the point? If you’re going to make a movie with a gratuitous amount of tar, then you’ve got to top a parachuting tank, buddy.
The Losers, which is loosely based on the arc of the first issue of the DC Comic, features a pretty decent cast, just not for this particular style of movie: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba (Stringer!), Zoe Saldana, and Jason Patric. In other words, everyone’s fourth choice. Chris Evans also stars, and this is how bad The Losers is — freakin’ Johnny Storm is the tech geek.
The great thing about the trailer, though, is that you don’t have to turn your brain off to watch it — 90 seconds in, and your brain will short out on its own. Good luck jump-starting it. (Ask a friend to lick your eyeball — works every time).