Zoe and The Losers takes 6 minutes to explain how Ms Saldana became 'one of the boys', and the Band of Buddies: Ops Training section totals 16 minutes of Behind the Scenes footage and cast and crew interview snippets, split into Walk the Walk: Intensive Training by Military Advisor and Ex-Navy Seal Harry Humphries, Transforming Puerto Rico, and Going Deep into the Action, which takes a closer look at the key action set-pieces.
The Losers: Action-Style Storytelling is the only semi-substantial piece, taking 10 minutes to look at the creative talent behind the original graphic novels. Writer Andy Diggle and Artist 'Jock' discuss how they helped develop their stories into the basis for the movie, talking about how the original material was very filmic in nature, and how even the flashy film version was not as over-the-top (or as violent) as the books.
Aside from that you might want to check out the Deleted Scene, a potential end-of-credits twist which would have only further accentuated the already too-obvious set-up for a sequel. It's a nice touch, but Chris North's cameo is totally out-of-place, the Sex and the City star looking wrong for the part.
Apart from the movie-related Extras we also get two Previews: the disappointing (but again, fairly big, dumb and fun) Clash of the Titans and the new PG-13 DC animated offering, Batman: Under the Red Hood, which looks quite interesting (and also gets its own little 'First Look' Featurette here).
The Losers was a surprising winner for me, a true rollercoaster-ride action film with a great ensemble cast of great characters, snappy dialogue, and plenty of explosive confrontations. And the Director mixes all of this up with colourful locations, effective (for its modest budget) effects, a rocking soundtrack and just the right amount of comic-book-friendly slow-mo to produce a flashy, fun and frivolous flick that simply oozes style. Check your brain at the door and sit back for an absolute blast.
On Blu-ray we get superior video and ground-pounding audio (supporting a rousing soundtrack), although the extras are slightly thin, and the lack of an unrated version is also disappointing (one can only hope that they will double-dip somewhere down the line). Fans should consider it a decent rendition of the flick, newcomers who like a good action movie should give it a shot: the film offers up a solid, entertaining alternative to the disappointing A-Team effort. And whilst waiting for the likes of The Expendables, Machete (marking a brief return to the Big Screen for Seagal) and Wanted 2, action-aficionados could do far worse than checking out this flashy, fun and explosive ride. Recommended.
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