Sean's Review of The A-Team


  • 3 years ago via Flixster
    The A-Team

    The A-Team (2010)

    At one point in this movie, Liam Neeson says "Overkill is underrated." Its a sentiment which is clearly shared by the filmmakers. The movie is filled to the brim with terrible CGI, in action sequences which are more than preposterous. I should have hated this, but shockingly, I was willing to let it go because of how much I enjoyed almost everything else that was happening. I know very little about the original show, but to my knowledge everything that was fun about it ended up in the movie. The four main characters were great, and I loved their interplay. Sharlto Copley stole the show as Howling Mad Murdoch, but everyone held up. Its tough to try to fill the shoes of Mr. T, but Rampage Jackson did an honorable job. There were many lines that I would have hated if said by other actors, but this cast pulled them off. I was afraid Jessica Biel's character would annoy me and feel shoehorned in, but she didn't. The action is marred by sloppy shaky camera work and bad CGI, but I enjoyed the scenes because of the characters and their interactions. I laughed a lot throughout this movie. In what has so far been an abysmal summer, this was incredibly refreshing. It did everything Iron Man 2 tried to do and it did it better. It may be a guilty pleasure, but I'd be lying if I said I felt that guilty about it.

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