Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The A-Team

A-Team poster.
Cheesy with a daft plot that involves some dubious politics but I must say The A-Team (2010) is not a bad Saturday nights viewing with the added bonus: it’s amusing and entertaining! This American action film is based on a television series of the same name and features the same characters namely Hannibal Smith (Liam Neeson) Face Peck (Bradley Cooper) B.A. Baracus (Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson) and not forgetting Howling Mad Murdock (Sharlto Copley) although the war has changed from Nam to Iraq. The basic story line involves our elite army team being set up and incarcerated for a crime thy did not commit. They escape with the sole intent of clearing their names.

Apparently the film had been planned since the mid 1990’s going through a number of writers, story lines and directors, which lets be honest does not bode well for any movie, before finally settling on Joe Carnahan as director, the same gentleman that was responsible for the dreadful Smokin Aces (2007)!

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