Summary: This is essentially an origin story and beyond. I found it neat how they were able to update the series with a new story that was essentially a prequil. It simultaneously pokes fun at & sorta stays true to the original series. Great action, fun plot, good humor. I left the theatre happy as the movie totally exceeded my expectations.
Excerpt: I got this flick as a blind buy. I grew up in the 80's and loved the original show, but I had low expectations of the film. I was surprised the action was good and it was a fun summer flick. All the actors fill the roles nicely, I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel. The PQ and AQ are what you should expect of a current film. If your skeptical wait until it hits your price range, I paid 12.99 and it was worth it.
Summary: When I heard that they were making a movie of The A-Team, I fully expected a Thanksgiving-size turkey. I was never a massive fan of the TV series, which despite the running theme of good guys versus the government always felt like a smug, popular-culture expression of Ronald Reagan's politics. Just because you can remember the catchphrases doesn't mean it was any good.
Summary: I loved the TV show and I fully expected this to be a complete abomination as remakes often are. I was pleasantly surprised. They had to change some of the back story but from the beginning to the very end it was a pleasure to watch. The action sequences were throughout and they didn't drown out the comedy which was very important. The cast did justice to the original characters.
Summary: The critics have definitely got this one wrong. It's easy to figure out that this movie does not take itself seriously. At all. And in that respect, it is brilliantly executed. It doesn't try to replicate the TV show, but appropriately pays homage to it. Easily an eight out of ten.
Summary: Was a huge fan of the original series and this movie did not disappoint me. Just don't take it seriously. Explosions and oneliners its what its all about. The decent story surprised me a bit. Just a fun movie without trying to be anything else.
Summary: Yet another movie that can't figure out if it's action, comedy, or drama and winds up doing none of them well. This was obviously purely a venture for making money from an 80's icon. Unentertaining and and soulless.
Excerpt: Plot: We meet Hannibal (Liam Neeson) who right in the beginning of the movie is already in a sticky situation. But of course that problmen is solved within seconds. After a few more scenes he has his A-Team together. Then we go a bit in the future and they are a battle proven special ops team. But their last mission goes terribly wrong and they are framed for a crime they didn't commit.
Maybe if you can find them, you can hire The A-Team...................
26 December 2010
Excerpt: Not all television shows can work as motion pictures. Like sequels they are a rare case that actually expand on or at least update the previous incarnation changing things up a bit and most likely a casting change. The A-Team is one of those iconic 80's TV shows that has a successful four year run from 1983-1987. Ever since the early 90's a film version had been talked about but never can to be. Until the summer of 2010.