Movie Review: The A-Team (4 / 5)
Colonel Hannibal Smith, Face, BA and Murdock are back and this time they actually shoot people.
The A-team starts by quickly introducing us to each of the characters (and them to each other) in pretty quick order. This isn’t great drama, but a roller coaster ride with nice references to the original series (BA’s tattoos and fear of flying, Hannibal’s cigars, Face’s grifter talents and Murdock’s insanity). Instead of Vietnam, the boys are veterans of Iraq and this time we see the job that gets them wrongly court martialed. Soon they escape and continue to fight for the USA while trying to clear their names.
Liam Neeson is awesome as usual and Bradley Cooper exudes charm and charisma. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson nails it as BA and Sharido Copley is hilarious as Murdock. The casting couldn’t have been better.
The movie is fast-paced with several laugh-out-loud moments. In fact, while I knew that Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz had cameos in the new movie, I completely missed them. I guess that I’ll have to see it again.
My wife and I both enjoyed it and give it a thumb’s up, but we left the kids at home.
There is a team called Black Forrest that was probably meant to represent Blackwater and they aren’t the good guys.