The A-Team2010 | Joe Carnahan
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.
Liam Neeson | Bradley Cooper | Jessica Biel | Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson | Sharlto Copley | Patrick Wilson | Gerald McRaney | Henry Czerny | Yul Vazquez | Brian Bloom | Jacob Blair
|Peter Vesti 2011-03-08|
When I heard they were doing a movie based on the awesome A-Team series I was very skeptical, but thank god they didn't screw it up completely. The story is basically a prequel to the series (but instead of being 'in 1972' it's set during the last Iraq war) where we follow the A-Team from when they're actually in the army all the way to 'sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit' and so on.
It's not the most serious thriller/action movie, but that's just in the spirit of A-Team. So yea maybe it's more for the old school fans of the series than newcomers!
But it's pretty good and entertaining. If you like the old series you should definitely check it out!
Also cameo's from the original Face and Murdoch, awesome!
|Niels Risgaard Hansen 2010-08-18|
Brainless ridicules action with very little plot and direction - just as I expected!
Please note that I have need seen actual episode of the original A-Team.
The plot is based around a solid agent/double agent story which is simple but still working well. It has a few twists, but nothing fancy just solid.
The acting is below average and is what pulls this movie down for me. Liam Neeson is a fantastic actor, but with a script like this it is hard to do anything other than simple action. The rest of the actors are more or less low level actors and unfortunately this shows bordering poor acting. In my opinion the roles of B.A. Baracus and Murdock are both poorly written and overplayed by the actors.
The movie is listed as an action-thriller, but the plot and acting is bordering comedy. I guess this is intentional, as it seems to be the theme for the whole movie. It works in general, but at a few moments I caught myself laughing at the lameness of the movie and not at the plot. This is too bad, in my eyes.
As there is a lot of hard hitting action, there is also a lot of special effects and a lot of CGI. In general it looks pretty good, but at the major action scenes with exploding cars and tilting containers, you get the sensation of a low budget B-movie. I am not an expert on the area, but something must have gone wrong in the rendering and messing up the perspective.
In general a brainless action movie for a relaxing evening with a friend or two.