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The A-Team (2010)

A film adaptation of the classic 80s television show.

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JUST PLAIN FUN

  • Feb 3, 2011
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The actors Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson and Sharlto Copley from the movie The A-Team

THE A TEAM

When this film was first announced I was really excited for it because one of my favorite Mixed Martial artists Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson would star in it. Of course you know I had tog o see it and own it when it was released on DVD and Blu Ray. So here we are and I am finally going to review it, something I should have done a while back. Still better late than never I always say, or is that some one else's saying, anyway.

This not you're A-Team you may remember from the TV show, no not at all, could be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it. Me personally I loved this new version and found it to be nothing more than just pure fun. It also didn't hurt that one of my favorite MMA fighters Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is in this movie as BA. Any way regardless of all that this is a very fun flick that is meant just to be that, fun. So turn the brain off and enjoy what is on the screen.

The story follows a group of men that come together in one hilarious moment after the next and form a new group in the US military. They tackle the missions that no one else can and do it in the most outrageous yet ingenious ways ever. You know, they take on the jobs no one else can or wants to, I love it. Any way they are sent out onto another one of these missions and are successful of course, but there triumphant return is spoiled by the murder of their commanding officer. With no record of him sending them on this mission and the military thinking they killed him they are sent to live out the rest of their days in prison. So after they escape prison, with a little help from a not so trustworthy guy they plan on clearing their names.

The film is just straight up fun, nothing more nothing less, if you try to turn on the brain you may disappointed. Everything in this movie goes bang and everything is pure dumb fun. I knew this going in luckily so I had a great time watching it. Not to mention that mixed martial artist Quinton "Rampage" Jackson plays BA, love it. He is a very funny guy in real life and it shows here, you can tell had fun doing this. Liam Neeson is brilliant in this and plays his character up, as does Bradley Cooper who is just his plain old self, which is a good thing here. Sharlto Copley is a show stealer as Murdock, way to funny, brilliant job. Patrick Wilson, and Brian Bloom are equally as good here as two of the villains in this film, great jobs on both parts.

It is obvious that I enjoyed this film but I must say that you have to go in knowing what you are getting. If you do I think you will have a good time as well, writer/director Joe Carnahan along with fellow writers Skip Woods and even Brian Bloom himself did a great job making this just pointless fun. I do recommend this film if you are looking for a good, dumb, fun flick for a weekend afternoon or something.


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February 04, 2011
Glad you liked it, man, I know you probably dug it more because of that MMA star ;)
February 19, 2011
Of course good Sir
 
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review by . January 24, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
2 ½ Stars: I Pity The Fools Who Made This Film Close But No
The 80’s TV show called “The A-Team” was a product of that generation. Sure, it was cheesy, sure it was campy at times and sure it often feels like a team of “MacGyvers” who can build things to get out of a situation, I also never saw them ‘kill’ in the TV series. Well, I am sure this was a long time coming, so now the TV series gets a ‘face-lift’. 2010’s “The A-Team” is meaner, louder and has a plot that seemed inspired by …
review by . January 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****     I'm not the biggest fan of "The A-Team" and I'm not the biggest fan of director Joe Carnahan; which probably accumulates to some sort of explanation to why I was never expecting the big-screen adaptation of everyone's favorite "dumb fun" action Television series to be anything amazing. And what do you know: it ends up being exactly as I expected. Carnahan's "The A-Team" is a noisy action flick; an explosion filled thrill-ride that's all guns and no muscle. …
review by . December 12, 2010
I didn't see that many good films in 2010. In fact, the only other two good ones that I saw besides this are Scott Pilgrim and Inception. I saw this with my oldest brother on his birthday, and I was one of three females in the theatre, and definitely the only one who looked like I was enjoying myself. I definitely was, because The A-Team was a really fun movie.      The purpose of all movies is not just to educate. Some are made to entertain, like the likes of this and Prince …
review by . June 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
For better and for worse
"The A-Team"(1983-1987) was one of televisions most popular shows  for its time  it told the story of  three  Vietnam soldiers; Col. John " Hannibal" Smith, Lt. Templeton  "Faceman" Peck,  Sergeant Bosco " B.A." Baracus  who during the  last days of  the  war are tasked by there commanding officer Col. Morrison  with robbing a bank in Hanoi They succeeded in their mission, but on returning to their base …
Quick Tip by . February 03, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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The film is just straight up fun, nothing more nothing less, if you try to turn on the brain you may disappointed. Everything in this movie goes bang and everything is pure dumb fun. I knew this going in luckily so I had a great time watching it. Not to mention that mixed martial artist Quinton "Rampage" Jackson plays BA, love it.
review by . June 14, 2010
I Pity the Fool who doesn't like The A-Team!
TV Show Adaptations have been the theatrical kiss of death for a long time now. Not because the idea of taking an old beloved television series and modernizing it in a feature film isn't a plausible idea, but because the studios almost always drop the ball. Most of the time, they play the revival for comic effect instead of nostalgic revival, like The Dukes of Hazard, Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels. When they occasionally do take the update …
review by . June 16, 2010
I'd like to pretend, being a child of the 80s, that I have great and fond memories of the TV series The A-Team. I'd like to, but, well, I can't because I don't. I dimly remember seeing a couple episodes at my uncle Scott's house, and I certainly remember the merchandising bonanza centered around it, but I don't really remember being all that into the show. Perhaps because when you get down to it, it's pretty forgettable.    Speaking of forgettable things, let's talk about the …
review by . June 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
There is some semblance of a story in "The A-Team." I seem to recall the team members being framed for a crime they didn't commit, a plot to recapture counterfeit treasury plates, a lot of double crossing, Bradley Cooper trying to rekindle a relationship with Jessica Biel, and scene after scene of escaping and jumping and falling and exploding and running and flying, most of them aided by heavy computer graphics and a very unsteady camera. That's about it. Is this enough to sustain a nearly two …
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Dull, stupid, cliche and quite frankly boring on many levels Joe Carnahan's "The A-Team" is as convoluted as it is childish it ceases to amaze with its constant action and lack of direction leave little room for you to really enjoy or be entertained by this over stylized shoot'em up/ revenge film.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
An excellent adaptation of the classic TV show that manages to modernize and update while retaining the charm of the original, from the man that brought us Smokin' Aces. Don't you love it when a plan comes together?
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Give it up to the A-Team: they've always been good at demolishing things in big, big ways. Freed from the confines of the 1980s TV series, the 2010 blockbuster movie version allows the four members of the paramilitary squad to really amp up the mayhem to newly crazed heights. Liam Neeson plays team leader Hannibal Smith (inheriting the cigar-chomping from the show's George Peppard), and pro wrestler Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is "B.A." Baracus, the TV show's most iconic character (insert Mr. T "I pity the fool" joke here). As the vain Face, Bradley Cooper preens in convincing fashion, andDistrict 9out-of-nowhere star Sharlto Copley plays the unhinged pilot "Howlin' Mad" Murdock. These boys are on the trail of some money-counterfeiting plates, from Bagdad to Germany to places in between. It would be understating it to say that the plot is not of primary importance, although Patrick Wilson has some fun as a CIA official and Jessica Biel occasionally strikes poses as Face's ex-flame, now a military officer displeased with the A-Team's extra-legal shenanigans. The storytelling ...
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Director: Joe Carnahan
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: June 11. 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Joe Carnahan, Brian Bloom
Runtime: 118 minutes, extended cut: 134 minutes
Studio: Dune Entertainment
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