Conclusion: I’ll be the first to admit that when I saw the initial trailers of The A-Team I thought it would suck. I’m so glad I was proven wrong. Everyone is having a great time and that’s why it works. If the actors involved had all done it just for the “paycheck,” I could guarantee you the film would have sucked. Yes, I recommend you get on on board this mission and check out The A-Team. I love it when a blu-ray comes together!
Conclusion: 'The A-Team' is an action-packed, adrenaline-surging adventure that does a superb job capturing the spirit and corniness of the original series. Joe Carnahan's movie is fun, wild, and is easily one of the most entertaining retro TV show revivals to date. This domestic Blu-ray matches the Hong Kong release with an impressive audio/video presentation and a nice bounty of supplements (most of which are HD exclusives), but also adds a digital copy for a little extra value.
Excerpt: The A-Team follows the exciting and daring exploits of a colorful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit. Going "rogue", they utilize their unique talents to try and clear their names and find the true culprit.
Conclusion: I've tried to avoid being cynical about this rash of '80s reboots and remakes, but it really just seems like Hollywood is exploiting our nostalgia. That said, as shameless as it is, this new version of The A-Team is big and fun, even if it's dumb and immediately forgettable. (It's better, at least, than the insipid Clash of the Titans remake.
Excerpt: The Movie Onto the ever-growing list of TV shows adapted for the big screen we can now add Stephen J. Cannell's/Frank Lupo's The A-Team , the weekly guns-blazing action series about four capable, misunderstood, good-hearted soldiers for hire. On the occasion of their movie debut, we are given their "origin," how most of them met up and how they came to be fugitives. These four Army Rangers formed an unstoppable clandestine unit for the U.S.
Excerpt: Yes, The A-Team is based on a deeply silly and repetitive TV show, and it is the rare summer blockbuster that refuses to take itself too seriously. But still, it's a major feature film that cost more money than you or I will ever see, and there are still standards for such things. And no matter how much fun The A-Team can be at times, no matter how blinded you are by Bradley Cooper's shiny teeth or Sharlto Copley's terrible accent, it is not a good movie. Not even close.
Excerpt: The A-Team ’s titular aggregation of Army Rangers-turned-outlaws spend an awful lot of time cracking up and flashing shit-eating grins. They’re such a smiley, guffaw-happy bunch that it can sometimes be hard to tell what they’re laughing about, beyond their palpable delight in being awesome manly men whose lives are filled with heroism and derring-do. That spirit of smug self-satisfaction pervades the film, which high-fives itself at every opportunity.