We all agree that The Losers has a pretty exciting cast. But, as with all actors, not every role they've had in their respective careers has been a winner. So just for poorly worded puns and giggles, I've run down the cast's "Losingest" roles to date, just so none of us ever forgets the offense that was Speed 2: Cruise Control while we're enjoying the film this weekend.
Losers, runways, maniacs, cops... the characters in this week's movie DVD releases run the gamut, and there's even someone's mother thrown in for good measure.
Last weekend's false victory aside, this weekend How to Train Your Dragon really did return to the top of the box office list, its giant, leathery wings overshadowing two middling releases. Four weeks after it opened with $43 million, it still managed to scrounge up $15 million -- enough to make The Back-up Plan, Jennifer Lopez's grand return to movies, come in second place. If only she'd been more leathery! If only!
It's interesting that The Losers and Kick-Ass have come out within one week of each other. Both are comic-book-based films, and neither features superpowers, unless you consider the ability to take a beating a super power. However, both feature crazy, old-fashioned fist and gun violence, usually depicted as a slow-mo ballet that looks like it came out of The Matrix. The Losers takes the violence more seriously, but it only makes the whole film seem all the more ridiculous when the inevitable preposterous scenarios occur that allow them to cheat death and recover from severe injury.