There Is No Plan B
A group of Iraq War veterans on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock , Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus and Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck help out various people they encounter
I apologise wholeheartedly for the following review.
Not just for the bad word I am about to use...
I CUNTING love this film.
It's The Fucking A-Team! What did everyone expect?! A five star film? With a perfect screenplay? Truly evil bad guys? A plot that makes sense? Amazing acting?...
I wanted to see a flying tank blow up a plane. And I got it. Cooper and Copely are excellent and it's a few better framed action set pieces away from being an action great in my book.
I love it when a plan comes together.
(Film 19 of Toby's Attempt At The December Project)
Instead of an serious review, I shall give you five reasons why this film is just so goddamn awesome.
1) It's the A-Team
2) Sharlto Copley as Murdock
3) Liam Neeson.
4) THEY FLY A TANK. Wait, let me repeat that. THEY. FLY. A TANK.
5) It's the fucking A-Team.
Sorry, were you expecting something a little more sensible? Because this film does not do sensible. It is fun. And that is another reason why I love this. It's just one of those films which you can just sit back, switch off, and spend about 90 minutes grinning at how awesome the explosions are. And the flying tank. And B.A Baracus. That's more than five reasons now, isn't it?
I love Joe Carnahan. I could kiss the man, tongue and everything.
Thank you for making The A-Team awesomer* than I ever imagined. Thank you for choosing the awesomestst* cast imaginable. Thank you for making it so simple, yet so awesomely* enjoyable.
The awesomeness* of this film is off the scale.
*My correct use of adjectives is awesome.
So you're pretty horny, you've a nut sack full of the stuff and even though you want to perform cunnilingus she's on her period. So you watch The A-Team together. Then Jessica Biel pops up. You've discussed how you both find her attractive and she's popping her voluptuous body parts in your eyes. What then? Save Face?! Liam Neeson provides the necessary ice cubes to the scrot' sack with his shite acting and despicable face.
Chances are if you're around the age of 30 or over, you grew up at some point watching The A-Team on TV; it was ridiculous, frequently repetitive and equally absolutely wonderful. No easy task then for Joe Carnahan in giving it the Hollywood remake treatment 25 years later but, for the most part, he absolutely nails what this should be: he takes the best components of the TV show, retains the characterisation that made the boys so popular, never forgets the humour inherent and serves up a quality piece of action cinema, always with a cheeky glint in its eye.
You have to give props to Carnahan for the cast he assembles here, as the famous four soldiers of fortune…
Great fun which goes on for a little too long. Bradley Cooper continues to impress me. Carnahan likes stylish movies and I like his style. He stuffs this one with as many badass shots as possible.
Well, this movie accomplished exactly what it meant to. It's big, loud, fast, stupid, and fun. The main cast are excellent updates to the characters from the original series, and Patrick Wilson and Brian Bloom make for very entertaining bad guys. Jessica Biel is rather wasted, and there are a couple of needlessly aggravating subplots, but overall this is worth a drunk watch or two.
They are the best, and they specialize in the ridiculous.¨
This movie is ridiculous yes, but it is also ridiculously funny and entertaining because the characters are simply the best. The A-Team was my favorite TV series growing up as a kid and it was a fun time to see them on the big screen again; different actors but the same characters. I was really looking forward to this movie and I wasn`t disappointed. It took me awhile to get into the movie and get used to the new actors, but after the first 15 minutes I began to enjoy it more and more. The A-Team is not a smart film and the plot is very absurd, but it is…
The giddy mayhem on display is infectious ... for the first hour, anyway. Then you start to realize that there's not much else here. It also doesn't help that the movie's final action sequence is its most convoluted and least exciting. The cast is lively -- especially Bradley Cooper and Patrick Wilson -- but some of those tacked-on character arcs are laughably bad. (I'm looking at you, B.A.'s self-help book.)
Film #6 of the June Challenge
"I love it when a plan comes together"
This is a very strange movie. The whole time, I couldn't tell if they were taking the film seriously, or if it was just one big joke pile of fun. If you go in with the expectations of the latter, you may have a good time with this film. Unfortunately, if you look at it from a critical standpoint, it falls flat.
Honestly, I really can't tell you what the story of The A-Team is. It's a convoluted mess that tries to be smart, but fails. Essentially, the titular A-Team has been convicted of a crime, and they're trying to clear their names. But it becomes…
C+ (57.00) Mid-Average, a decent film that's passable as a time-killer.
A fun, overly long campy movie that embraces it's stupidity. Worth your rental.
Random stuff I thought while watching The A-Team:
- This is billed as a "high-octane" film and I'm a little concerned about whether or not I can handle that particular level of octane.
- I like Googling people who are in movies. Apparently, Brian Bloom is a pretty prolific video game voice actor who was once in Playgirl. There are pictures if you're into that sort of thing.
- I need a friend named "Cheeto."
- Fifteen minutes in and I've got a torture scene, a gun fight, a car chase, a copter fight, and a pretty boy lit on fire. Twice.
- Speaking of pretty boys, the cover makes me laugh. Everyone else is gritty, dirty, wearing uniforms. And…
Better than most 21st Century actioners that seem to base 90% of their aesthetic around MAKING NOISE! That's generally because the cast are really fun and the tone hits the correct mark. Still, why so much NOISE!?