The A-Team (2010)

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The A-Team (2010)
  • Time: 117 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
  • Director: Joe Carnahan
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Jessica Biel

Storyline:

A group of Iraq War veterans on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn’t commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock , Sgt. Bosco “B.A.” Baracus and Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck help out various people they encounter.

2 reviews

  • Of course I liked the original series, but I have to say the movie was not the disappointment I was expecting! “The A-Team” was a very fun movie with insane stunts and great creativity. The casting was pretty good as all of the characters fit nicely into the past characters in the old TV show. This really was a good remake of the original A-Team. It is action packed, it is following the original story line with additional perspective, there is good acting, good directing and good visuals.

  • Sandcooler

    Trying to revive the A-team must have been a pretty daunting task. The original TV-show is one of the greatest guilty pleasures of all times, but even the most avid fans won’t be blind for how dated it is. The cheesy story lines, the out-of-place moral lessons, the hammy special effects, it’s very fun to look at for desperate nostalgics like me but how in the world do you translate it to the big screen without embarrassing yourself? So obviously this reboot doesn’t have that much to do at all with what we know and love about the “real” 1980s A-team, but it’s an above-average action flick and it tries very hard to get some of that old magic. The old theme song drops by once in a while when you least expect it, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz make guest appearances, and even though there’s plenty more bloodshed than in the TV-show the team still mainly relies on cleverly though-out plans and trickery. And it’s extremely clever of the writing team to have this movie be a prequel to the show, that way you feel it actually adds something rather than just rehashing old stuff. Just two pet peeves I have with this movie really: firstly, the attempts at comedy are a bit on the weak side. You can tell they we’re trying to recapture the magic between Murdock and B.A., but the new actors don’t have the chemistry nor the comedic timing to pull it off. And secondly, the twist that’s revealed around halfway is so glaringly obvious that you almost feel insulted by how big the makers think their revelation is. Neither of these negatives really hurts the overall film though, it’s a great watch anyway.

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