Thursday, 29 July 2010
Film: The A Team
This movie version of the much loved tv show lacks the charm and charisma of the original.
Swap Vietnam for Iraq and you pretty much know the background to this group of soldiers becoming a team of vigilantes for hire rendering this entire movie pointless if you have seen the tv show.
The film is an introduction to the characters, much like Russell Crowe's Robin Hood was but in this case a 10 minute montage would have done the job.
Liam Neeson (Taken), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Quinton "Rampage" Jackson of Ultimate Fighting Championship fame and Sharlto Copley (District 9) all try their best but don't quite manage to pull it off.
Also, the special effects are of a standard acceptable maybe 10 years ago.
The plot centres around counterfeiting US currency plates falling into the wrong hands and the lads must obtain them and clear their names.
All this is purely to pave the way for a sequel which has GOT to be an improvement, if it happens.
Ric's Rating: 39%