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Jun 15, 2010
"The A-Team" is a lousy action movie that doesn't do much except watch gunfire nand explosions rip all over the screen. It's based on the 1980's series on NBC which ran from 1983 to 1987. I wan't much of a fan of the TV series, but I saw the series. But I'm no fan of the movie, which is more noise than anything else.The only change take took place is it took place in Iraq where four men were court-marshal for a crime they didn' nt commit.After they escape from military, they got together to go after who sat them up. The violence and the explosions has bored me. It more worse than being shocked. Once more, Lian Neeson spends too much time smoking cigars. He never got into his character. Matter of fact, none of the cast never got into their characters either. Lots of gunfire and explosions and there's your moviie. "The A-Team" deserves better than that.
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Good, solid, fun summer movie.
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Dec 30, 2014
I saw this in the theater when it came out in 2010, and it was just recently on sale for a can't-pass-it-up price on Blu-ray, so I had the chance to watch it last night with some family members.
I watched the TV series back in the 80s. The wisecracking balanced out the action, making for an enjoyable way to spend an hour on a weeknight. Any movie adaptation would need to strike that balance and bring a cast that could work onscreen as well together as the TV cast did.
I remember at the time thinking, how is Liam Neeson going to pull off the role of Hannibal Smith? Could they find someone who could be as dynamic as Dwight Schultz in the role of Murdock? I remember those concerns being put to rest afterwards, and my opinion of Liam Neeson in particular changed from that point forward. Sharlto Copley followed up his excellent performance in "District 9" with playing Murdock perfectly.
My impression of seeing the movie was positive enough to buy it on Blu-ray recently, so I was hoping that it was worth even the highly reduced price I paid.
Given that 4.5 years have gone by, I'm happy to report that it was money well-spent! It was as I remembered, even if I didn't recall all of the details. It had a good mix of action and humor, and
The ages in the group last night went from 10 to 78, and given the PG-13 rating for "intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking", I wondered if I had made a good choice, especially for the kids. This measure is different for every parent, and I tend to be on the cautious side when it comes to such content, but the younger ones handled it just fine, as the violence did not show gore and didn't have the intensity that would have caused me to turn it off or usher the kids out of the room.
Even though this is pretty much a popcorn movie with no aspirations of greatness, it accomplishes its goal of entertaining audiences with a mix of action and humor with a plot that doesn't insult the viewer even while stretching the limits of believability to extremes. In fact, such stretching is part of the humor, as you will see in the "flying a tank" scene.
If you were a fan of the A-Team TV series, I think you'll enjoy the movie version. It's very much in keeping with what I remember of the show.
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