THE A-TEAM (Theatrical Release USA 2010)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

The A Team—not like the original series—hampers itself with the loss of the original, highly personable Mr. T and because, at some points in the film, it seems the actors are using re-hashed dialogue lines from the original series. This script choice, unfortunately, creates a superficial image that completely loses the original power of the series. ‘Copycat’ does not work well because all freshness and creativity becomes dumbed down to a cheapened mirror image so that the characters become difficult to take seriously. While the actors were chosen to resemble the original characters, they could not emulate the original characters. Better luck, hopefully, on the next attempt at a remake or sequel to the The A-Team.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The movie attempts to re-create the popular A-Team television series.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Joe Carnahan for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Ross Fanger, Ridley Scott, and Marc Silvestri for making the film possible. Additional characters/case include: Hannibal (Liam Neeson), Face (Bradley Cooper), Charissa Sosa (Jessica Biel), B.A. Baracus (Quinton Jackson), Murdock (Sharito Copley), Lynch (Patrick Wilson), General Morrison (Gerald McRaney), General Javier Tuco (Yul Vazquez), and Pike (Brian Bloom).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This yes comes for the reason that the effort was put forth and because A-Team fans really needed to see a revival of A-Team. Too bad the attempt failed so miserably to deliver the ‘A-Team fix’ audiences looked for.

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