Monday, January 24, 2011

movie: The A-Team

Damn I love guy movies.

The A-Team is awesome in the same way The Expendables is awesome. It has humor and action and various levels of comradery.

I used to watch the A-Team TV show when I was a kid. It was one of my favorites. The recent movie was everything I hoped it would be.

The A-Team offers some back story. We learn why BA is afraid to fly and how he met the rest of the team in Mexico. They extract Murdock from a hospital, also in Mexico. We also see them expelled from their official military positions as rangers.

Liam Neison played a somewhat odd looking Hannibal. Bradley Cooper was Faceman and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was BA Baracus. They were all wonderful.

The guy who played Murdock seemed to have some sort of issue with his accent. There were times he sounded southern and other times he sounded like a Brit. Maybe that was part of the whole playing an insane person thing.

Jessica Biel was in this too. Her character, Charissa Sosa, was bent on reclaiming her rank after she is disgraced (and demoted - is there a better word for that?) in the same incident Hannibal, Face, BA, and Murdock are convicted for. She and Face have a romantic history together, yadda yadda. Her character was pretty rigid, but the personality made sense in the context of the story.

Patrick Wilson plays Lynch, a naughty CIA man, and does a good job pulling off crazy.

The movie was really good. I was glad the movie people didn't butcher one of my favorite childhood shows. That would have been mighty lame. I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel. B+
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