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The A-Team (2010) – Review

2 1/2 Stars

All the characters are here. Hannibal, Murdock, B.A. and Face. Perfectly cast, The A-Team doesn’t miss anything from it’s original tv series. This insane team needs each other to work. And together they are a well oiled machine- but not without their problems. Every member has their strengths and weaknesses. The action is thoroughly enjoyable, even if the special effects do get cheesy and fake at times. The PG-13 rating doesn’t hurt it, in fact I think it helps. The tv show was never horribly bloody or raunchy. Let’s leave that to the more adult geared The Expendables.

The grumblings around the Internet about lack of a good storyline are unneeded. This film was never meant to have any deep meaning. If you liked the tv show, you’ll like the movie. They’re not exactly the same- the movie is much bigger and more extravagant, but once it gets off the ground you’ll forgive it.

After this summer’s dodgy start (aside from Iron Man 2), this movie jolts the audience awake and slaps a smile on their faces. So grab some popcorn and prepare to be entertained.

Director: Joe Carnahan
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Quinton Jackson

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