Review: The A-Team


Fact: Liam Neeson is better than most people. I'm serious, I love this guy. He can do no wrong. Neeson might not be on your list of action stars just yet, but he will be. He's proven he can kick some ass. (Taken) Carry an entire drama. (Schindler's List) Lend his voice to awesome flicks (Chronicles of Narnia, Ponyo) and video games. (Fallout 3) When he tells you to "release the Kracken!" You'd better do it. But he's not the only great thing about 'The A-Team", the rest of the cast; Bradley Cooper, Rampage Jackson and Sharlto Copley all excel at bringing the this once loved 80's TV show characters back to life.

I don't remember the original TV show and I've only seen a handful of episodes, so I can't really compare our new heroes to our old. The film follows our four army officials who meet in Iraq and are framed for a crime they didn't commit. After doing some time in prison, they break out and will stop at nothing to clear their names.

I really enjoyed this film, it was perfect summer fun. I've already gone into how much I enjoyed Neeson, but I'm also loving newcomer Sharlto Copley. This guy who had never acted before burst onto the scene last year when he absolutely killed 'District 9' and now he shows that he's got great comedic timing as well. Bradley Cooper is surely more than just a hunk. He's really taking Hollywood by storm, we'll be seeing a lot more of him. Rampage Jackson probably had the hardest job, taking a role made famous by Mr. T. He nailed it. He's definitely got the same tough appeal that Mr. T has.

I loved the over-the-topness of the film, it was a great popcorn movie. The only part I didn't really care for was Jessica Beil's character, but one weak link isn't enough to ruin the film.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "I believe that no matter how random things may appear, there's still a plan." - Hannibal (Liam Neeson)

2 comments:

  1. SUCH a great popcorn flick! i truly enjoyed this movie.

    and yes it's true liam nesson has been kicking ass and taking names onscreen lately.

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  2. Nicely put. I can't wait to see Sharlto Copley's next film, and as I mentioned in my podcast, Jessiac Biel was the only downside to the film for me...she seemed a bit too overmatched by everybody else.

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