4. Roque - The Losers
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire The A-Team. If, however, your budget doesn't quite stretch to those guys, you can hire The Losers instead. The central premise of a band of soldiers double-crossed and wanted for a crime they didn't commit means there's more than a whiff of The A-Team about this flick, but it's unashamed big, dumb fun. Undoubtedly this is a by-the-numbers comic book adapted actioner (they've even got that the-whole-gang-walks-toward-the-camera-in-slo-mo-with-the-stars-and-stripes-fluttering-in-the-background shot), but it's a really good watch, even if you know exactly what you're going to get before you press "Play". I paid to see this at the cinema precisely so I could support my man Driis and I wasn't disappointed. The source material results in dialogue which is rather quiptatstic and every action - right down to the facial expressions - is exaggerated, but Driis delivers. At the centre of the movie Idris' character and that played by Jeffrey "The Comedian" Dean Morgan have a huge challenge to make their relationship believable so that the twist/reveal at the end carries some weight. Youre watching not just the reactions of two men who have worked together, but brothers in arms who would die for each other. Idris pulls it off with ease. This movie only just made its money back and is unlikely to generate a sequel, but I'd be genuinely interested in watching Idris take on this character again.