Sunday, September 5, 2010

The A-Team (2010)

Doo-doo-doo-doo doo-doo-dooooo... ("The A-Team" Theme)

I finally caught The A-Team remake today. It's been out for some time but I never had a chance or really bothered to go watch it. I think the reason for that is because of the varying degrees of reviews I've heard since the movie was released. On one side, people say it's really bad and is full of pointless action. On the other, people say it's great and definitely worth a watch.

Trying to be as neutral as possible, I watched the new movie. The A-Team really wasn't something I followed as a kid. Primarily because it was not in my "era." I must say, my impression of the movie is that it is slightly better than what I expected - taking the good and bad comments from either side of the coin.

Some of the action sequences were quite far fetched, basically absolutely impossible and improbable stuff even with the latest CG technology. Bradley Cooper (Face), whom I have enjoyed watching since catching him on a cancelled TV series "Kitchen Confidential," simply played himself throughout. The opening sequence with him wedged in tyres and about to be burnt alive brought back images of "The Hangover." What a pity...

I still struggle to free myself of the image in my head I have amalgamated for Liam Neeson (Hannibal). He vividly stands out in movies like "Dark Knight" and "Love Actually." It becomes slightly difficult to picture him in other roles from that and really does take some getting used to.

All in all, I don't think this is a bad movie. Nevertheless it wasn't brilliant and I don't really have a desire to see it again and again like some of the great movies in the past two or three years. There will doubtlessly be some sequels to come after this since they've already raked in $167 million.

Image source: 20th Centruy Fox Entertainment

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