The A-Team

The A-Team: a crack commando unit gets sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit; these men promptly escape and try to clear their name, by any means possible! It was an honourable attempt at a decent story, which was good in parts but landed somewhere between you’re average Seagal and Bourne Flick. You get what you see with the simple characters, but it’s hardly a character piece. Hannibal/Neeson looked uncomfortable throughout, but Murdoch/Copley picks up all the slack, and ends up the film’s real star. Patrick Wilson‘s also decent. The action was great, and should leave you grinning ear to ear because it’s cool & gratifying escapism (flying tanks, mad stunts, explosions, dogfights…) right up until the last big play where it got so ridiculous that CGI had to take over. We got a solid 3 months of hype in the UK so I wasn’t expecting much, but The A-Team is simply an enjoyable, over-the-top action film. Probably 20 minutes longer than it should be, but much better than expected.

Score: 7.5/10

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7 comments
  1. Darren said:

    Cool. Glad to hear it’s not as bad as I feared. You make it sound good, which is even better.

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    • Definitely not the most polished article (and friends who have seen them all recommend the Losers) but it’s just cheesy and enjoyable! Definitely don’t go in expecting Inception and you’ll be OK.

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  2. Go Sharlto Copley. Eh to everything else, frankly.

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  3. 7.5 but sounds like a fun 7.5.

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  4. phew. i thought there was something wrong with me after enjoying this, but it seems im not the only one. i thought it was pretty good fun, tailed off a bit halfway through, but the first half hour or so was great

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  5. CMrok93 said:

    It was fun, and crazy, but I just hope they can get some more jokes, and other things to add to this script, rather than just over-zealous violence.

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  6. I see your point, but sadly, I didn’t have a 7.5 of a time. While it’s abundantly clear the producers were aiming to create a big screen cartoon of an action film franchise, the end result is a battering ram of noisy nothingness.

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