A team of soldiers, wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn’t commit, escape from prison to clear their names and catch the real bad guys………… .What, you never saw the show?
Yes. this is a movie of the TV show from the 80s, The A Team. A show that had car crashes, explosions, silly plots, and no one ever died. Well, the movie is kinda like that. People do die, but it would be hard to pull off without a death here or there!! The four leads, Liam Neeson as Hannibal, Bradley Cooper as Face, Quinton Rampage Jackson as BA and Sharlto Copley as Murdock are a lot of fun to watch. Rampage Jackson is a surprisingly good actor for a mixed martial artist, and Sharlto Copley, who was last seen turning into an alien in District 9, is perfect as a nutcase pilot.
A bonus is having Gerald McRaney in the movie, he of Simon and Simon and a million other shows. He is always great to watch and every time I see him, I remember how much I enjoyed Simon and Simon so double bonus!
The action is plentiful, the plot, while not Shakespeare, is most defiantly a plot and helps move things along from one explosion to another! The movie even explains why BA hates to fly. What more could you ask for?
Yes, this movie is a summer movie with more explosions than IQ points but as a summer movie, it really does work. Its a lot of fun to watch, its clever, pays respect to the TV show, and puts a smile on your face. That’s all anyone needs!