I was hesitant to watch this because I was afraid it was going to be campy….like a very sad “Dukes Of Hazard” movie tribute to the eighties series…well let me tell you I couldn’t have been more wrong…”The A-Team” movie was nothing short of a wild ride with JATO rockets strapped on for good measure. Never a dull moment…and Jessica Biel well what can I say…shes the kind of woman that makes you stammer seeing a picture of her shes that hot…but I digress…If I were you, and I was, I would spend the 2 hours and 4 bucks, which I did, for a truly entertaining evening, and it was, with great acting off the charts completely ridiculous action sequences and a Plan that truly came together…
As a note…for a previous reviewer…don’t be a schmuck and give a bad review to a movie because the service providing it failed…what are you 12…suck it up there Happy Feet….grab your sippy cup and get yourself a kool-aid refill you’ll feel much better…and next time perhaps you could try customer support with the rest of the adults and not throw a tantrum cuz sissy took your rattle…
to everyone else sorry for the rant
I have never reviewed a movie before “The A-Team” but this movie was not only great it more then exceeded my expectations…motivating me to take the extra time to not only review the movie but also chastise a tool for misrepresenting it…
See the movie you won’t be disappointed.
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The A-Team is what movies used to be and should be now: fun. We used to herald the mindless summer blockbuster back when the explosions were fire and not CG, when Bruce Willis was all you needed to make a movie great, and an excellent plot was something you only expected to find in dramas filled with stuffy British accents. Yes, the majority of film has always sucked but we didn’t care because we weren’t paying $12.50 to see what’s being shuffled down our throats today. As indie film has taken over the mutliplexs, the only escape we have to someplace fun is through stuff with Shia Lebouf in it. Disgrace, I tell you! But not all is lost. We have people like Joe Carnahan who still know how to make a night at the movies a blast.
Now, the critics panned this movie because it’s short on plot and way too loud. Dude, it’s based on The A-Team. The A-Team was a show about fast and violent missions with Mr. T preferring not to fly and Hannibal loving when a plan comes together. You didn’t watch The A-Team for MASH, you watched it because it was cool. And that’s exactly what this movie is. Cool. It’s a thrill ride from the very beginning to the very end and not a lot of movies can deliver on that promise. Some twists are predictable and you’re satisfied when you see it coming. Some are not and you’re satisfied because you’re surprised. I don’t want to spoil anything about the story but the basic plot is all you really need. This movie is a video game in that you first get the reason to want to shoot things and then all you want to know next is where to get the ammo. It’s loud and shaky, as is the trend with today’s action movies, but not obnoxious like that other “we were framed and now we’re super mad about it. As a team because camaraderie is important” movie, The Losers. Plus Sharlto Copley and Liam Neeson are fine, fine actors and you can’t go wrong with ‘em.
The movie begins in Mexico, where Hannibal Smith (Liam Neeson taking the part of George Peppard) is about to get a bullet in the head for bribing (obviously) the wrong cop. B.A. Baracus (Quinton Jackson taking the part of Mr. T., complete with “PITY” and “FOOL” on his knuckles) is down the road a piece, fighting a bunch of dirtbags over his van. Face (Bradley Cooper, taking the place of Dirk Benedict) is still the ladies’ man. As a matter of fact, he is wedged into several truck tires while some woman’s husband is beating him in the face for boinking his wife. Hannibal and BA arrive just in time to save Face from becoming toast. Crazy-as-a-bed-bug Murdock is discovered in a hospital while they are getting BA stitched up. All 4 guys are former Rangers so they bond big time.
Murdock is still an unmatched pilot. BA still has to be medicated to fly. Hannibal still chomps a cigar. And Face is still Face. Right after they cross the border back into the USA, they get involved in trying to acquire some $100 counterfeit plates, being moved by Saddam loyalists from Bagdad, and, oh yeah, over $1 billion in cold phony bills.
Much of this 2010 movie is filmed in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. It’s about 2 hours of action and comedy. Steven Cannell is involved in the production, as with the popular series from the “old” days. They kept the integrity of the oh-so-popular series with lots of action and lots of comedy. There are tons of neat stunts, although some may be pretty close to impossible. But what the heck–that’s what makes a movie like this fun! We have chopper and airplane stunt flying, action on a container ship, and the strategizing of perfectly timed plans, among other adventures the boys have.
I absolutely loved the movie and will most definitely watch it again. FYI, I do NOT remember any “F” type language, which is rare today–just lots of action and blow-em-up stuff.
I LOVE IT when a movie comes together!
Immediately after the credits, you will see a short cameo appearance of the former Face, Dirk Benedict. (My son met him when he was about 3 years old and will always remember how nice Dirk was to him.)