Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A-Team (2010) Review

In case you didn't know, The A-Team consists of 4 former Ranger officers who combined their specialties forming super group that is hired to complete outrageous missions by any means necessary. A perfect recipe to cook up just about anything for you action junkies to get off to. The team consists of Liam Neeson (Taken, Kingdom of Heaven) as Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) as Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (known for his UFC fighting days) and rounding out the powerhouse group is Sharlto Copely (District 9) as Captain James Murdock who is actually quickly becoming one of my favorite upcoming actors. The movie starts off giving a brief and action filled backstory on how the A-Team was formulated before we get into the present day storyline. Just like the show, the team is presented with a mission and they go out to achieve said mission. Sounds simple but of course its easier said than done. The team is then blackmailed and that's when the real fun starts going into the second act. Some of the most craziest and innovative action scenes ever thought of came to life in this movie. I'm actually shaking my head right now as I recall a jumbo jet scene that you'll have to see for yourself. The stunts were highly entertaining and shot very well, I was impressed. The acting was pretty blah and the dialogue isn't going to win any awards but its still entertaining and fresh enough to keep you engaged. One of the great things about the film for me was the lack of corny and cliche lines that are usually ladened throughout an action film. It was strictly all about plot progression through the flow of the action as a film of this stature should be. The team's friendship goes beyond just work, these guys are brothers and the direction of the film wants you to know this and they do a pretty good job at it. So if you enjoy non-stop wild unbelievable jaw dropping action then this movie is for you. A-Team is a true action film through and through, and an action junkie such as myself approves this film.

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