Contributed By Joshua Chang
Yet another graphic novel adaptation, this movie is about not-too-big boys (hence the title) with cool toys on a renegade mission. Clay (Jeffery Dean Morgan) is the leader of a Special Forces Operations squad, where each member has an area of specialty (think Ocean’s Eleven) and a goofy name or bizarre personality. There’s the knife-wielding, scar-faced and muscled Roque (Idris Elba), Jensen (Chris Evans) the systems specialist who appears in strange T-shirts and is obsessed with his niece’s soccer team, and Cougar (Oscar Jaenada), the team’s sharp shooter who doesn’t say much throughout the movie.
Their adventure begins as they arrive in Bolivia to eliminate a big-time drug lord, only to be double-crossed by the shadowy antagonist Max (Jason Patric). As the team embarks on a mission of vengeance in the name of justice, they meet the femme fatale Aisha (Zoe Saldana) who promises to help them to get back to America in exchange for helping her destroy Max. It turns out that he has some sort of plan to destroy the world with his new high-tech weapons and do away with one billion dollars in the process.
Saldana’s character is barely believable, but no matter—she contributes mainly in the eye candy department, whether she’s firing a bazooka or dodging gunfire in a bathtub.
Full of explosions, gun fights and adrenaline-pumping action sequences, this is your typical comic book movie.