Saturday, November 13, 2010

Film Review - The A-Team (2010)

The A-Team is based on the hit TV series from the 1980's and stars Liam Neeson as Hannibal Smith, the leader of a small squad of men who are charged with killing an American general and disgraced from the service, but Hannibal is not one to go quietly without a plan.

I wasn't expecting much from this movie at all but I was intrigued as it starred Liam Neeson, one of my favourite actors but low and behold I actually had a good time with this time, director Joe Carnahan goes wild and woolly with his camerawork in the action scenes bringing to them a real style, but what anchors this movie is the four main leads, I mentioned Neeson who is also pretty good as Hannibal, there's also Bradley Cooper from The Hangover who does well with his role as does 'Rampage' Jackson a UFC fighter taking the Mr. T role but not quite succeeding with it but the standout here is Sharlto Copley from District 9, looking disturbingly like Michael Bay he plays Mad Murdoch and is pretty much as crazy as Bay, pulling off some insane helicopter moves.

All in all, it's a serviceable action picture that was better than I had expected, worth a 3 day rental fee so a 2 out of 5.

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