Hollywood Product: The Losers

Vertigo's latest live-action movie is regrettably still flat.

GENRE: Renegade action movie

THE PITCH: Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his CIA black ops team is presumed dead and framed for a crime they didn’t commit in Bolivia. Desperate to get their lives back and exact revenge against their CIA handler Max (Jason Patric),  the team is enlisted by Aisha (Zoe Saldana) to embark on a suicide mission to kill Max and stop his plot to start an international incident. The story is based on the Vertigo comic book of the same name by Andy Diggle.

MONEY SHOTS: Clay and Aisha make fast acquaintances in his hotel room, but things get a bit too touchy feely when they break out into fisticuffs instead of playing hide the Johnson. It’s a knock down, drag out brawl full of breaking chairs, throwing bottles, lots of wall slams and at least one nut crushing blow  – now that’s what I call foreplay.