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I know the show came first and this has a much more famous cast but I keep seeing it as a poor mans Losers. Not as funny and the action not as engaging.
Trash reboot movie that no one ever asked for or needed and no one would have ever cared about if the brand recognition logo wasn't on it.
Está entretenida aunque creo que logra ser lo suficientemente buena como para revivir esta franquicia.
John "Hannibal" Smith (Liam Neeson) is held captive in Mexico by two Federal Police officers working for renegade General Javier Tuco and Angle Eyes while in search of stolen gold from the confederate army. Hannibal escapes and sets out to rescue Templeton "Face" Peck (Bradley Cooper), who is held captive at Tuco's ranch. Hannibal saves Face after enlisting fellow Ranger, Bosco "B. A." Baracus (Quinton "Rampage" Jackson), driving to the rescue in BA's modified GMC Vandura. Pursued by Tuco, they stop at a nearby Army Hospital to recruit the services of eccentric pilot Howling Mad Murdock (Sharlto Copley). They flee in a medical helicopter, chased by Tuco, in a dogfight that leaves BA with a fear of flying. The battle ends when they lure Tuco's helicopter into American airspace, where it is shot down by an F-22 Raptor for trespassing. Eight years later in Iraq, Hannibal is contacted by CIA Special Activities Division operative Lynch, who assigns them a black operation to recover U.S. Treasury plates and over $1 billion in cash slated to move out of Baghdad in an armored convoy. Hannibal's commanding officer, General Morrison, consents to the operation but Face's former girlfriend, Defense Criminal Investigative Service Capt. Charissa Sosa (Jessica Biel), tries to discourage the team against getting the plates. The mission is successful and when the team returns to base, the money and Morrison's vehicle are destroyed by Brock Pike and his men from the private security firm Black Forest. Without Morrison (the only proof that they were authorized to act), Hannibal, Face, Murdock, and BA are court-martialled, sentenced to ten years in separate prisons, and dishonorably discharged. Because the plates were her responsibility, Sosa also ended up court-martialled and is demoted to lieutenant. Six months later, Lynch visits Hannibal in prison and tells him that Pike may be trying to sell the plates with the help of an Arab backer. Hannibal, who has been tracking Pike on his own, makes a deal with Lynch: full reinstatement and clean records for his team in return for the plates. Lynch agrees and Hannibal escapes, breaking out Face, BA, and Murdock in the process...
The A-Team received mixed reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus reads, "For better and for worse, Joe Carnahan's big-screen version of The A-Team captures the superficial, noisy spirit of the TV series." Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly says of the film: "It's trash so compacted it glows". Richard Corliss of Time magazine calls the film "the best in a mediocre line-up of summer-action flicks". He goes on to say the film lacks "a coherent plot and complex characterization", though he does note that these qualities "are irrelevant to the genre". Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine calls the film, "big, loud, ludicrous and edited into visual incomprehension", but "pity the fool who lets that stand in the way of enjoying The A-Team". In contrast, Lou Lumenick of the New York Post, who titled his piece "Pity the fool who sees 'The A-Team'", is among the most critical, calling the film "overlong, overblown and utterly forgettable." The Hollywood Reporter criticizes the film's story, character development and logic, calling it "nearly writer-free", while the St. Petersburg Times was far more positive, calling the film "literally a blast" from start to finish, and praises it for "containing more thrills than the average shoot-em-up". Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said The A-Team is an incomprehensible mess, criticizing the film for being as shallow as the television series, which he describes as "punishment" when drawn out to a two-hour-long film. Stephen Whitty of The Star-Ledger complains the film makers remembered little more from the television series than a Dirty Dozen gimmick and compares the film to the "awful" Smokin' Aces by the same director.
This is the film version of the classic tv-show "The A-Team" (1983-1987) which in my opinion is too violent, too overdriven, too silly and too bloody long. Liam Neeson as John "Hannibal" Smith is not all that convincing, Bradley Cooper as Templeton "Face" Peck is ok, Sharlto Copley as H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock is ok and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as Bosco "B. A." Baracus is ok as well. But, the storyline is simple and the running time too long with as said such a simple story. I did enjoy Jessica Biel´s participation. But, all in all I would much rather watch all 5 seasons of the tv-show than this film.
It's a good action movie with an eye of respect for the original series and old action movies too.
While modern audiences say that this movie is "too over the top" and "silly plot", I would compare this with the John Wick who is highly lauded, and which made me "yawn" from the first movie up to the point where I stopped midway while watching the second one: that movie has really nonsense action, and a very fleeble plot just set there to give a reason for John to kill people and show how badass he is.
But in the end, is boring and nonsense.
A-team on the other hand is funnier, with one-liner and witty remarks, and don't takes itself too seriously, so is more interesting to watch and to enjoy the endless action in it.
Also, the characters are more interesting (granted that's because they were already developed by the serie), and the plot has a bit more twists and ideas behind it: not the greatest plot in the world, but really more than "they killed my dog".
For that reason I give it 4 stars, though I think it would deserve probably just 3.5: because it compares way better to similar movies of this era.
The A team should be a very easy movie to make, a bunch of hardcore soldiers and explosions. This movie totally missed the point and made me leave feeling betrayed. This should have been a good action movie.
This is the movie that everyone says is crap????
You cannot dislike this movie if you like the silliness and overthetopness of the fast & furious franchise.
Love this film and this cast. So sorry that they stopped after the first. A light action-movie that is fun and enjoyable for everyone.
Extended Edition: Maybe it's because of the extended edition that filled in a couple gaps but I thought it was damn good. Never take it too seriously and you'll find yourself enjoying yourself the entire way through.