"I love it when a plan comes together."Lets not talk about the sweet eye candy in this summer's best blockbuster so far. Lets not discuss how it really doesn't take much acting chops to portray the misfit foursome that is Hannibal, Face, Baracus and Murdock. Lets just say that The A-Team is in three words: great summer fun.
Bradley Cooper, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, Liam Neeson and District 9's Sharlto Copley comprise the roles made famous in the wildly popular 80s TV show of the same name and don't disappoint. As in the show, the film version shows how the guys meet as elite army officials in Iraq who are framed for a war crime they didn't commit. After 8 years in prison, they break out with one mission in mind: to clear their name at whatever cost. With leader Hannibal (Neeson) at the helm of their latest scheme, the fellas use a lot of gun powder, smarts and explosions to get their point across, and end up outwitting their opponents. Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson (Little Children) also star in the movie as army officials on the other side of the A-Team, and round out the perfect cast.
The A-Team certainly explodes onto the big screen in a major way. Borrowing its premise from the TV show, the movie truly serves as the bigger, bloodier, and cooler version of the smash hit sitcom. I pity the fool who thinks any less.
Reel Talk rating: B+