Friday, June 18, 2010

Was the A-Team Worth It?

Last week I posted about how excited I was to see The A-Team movie.  I wrote of my hopes that it would live up to the original, admittedly cheesy, 80's show.  Well, now I've seen the movie.  I spent my hard earned cash to buy a seat in a stuffy movie theater, ate what turned out to be an awful hot dog (yes I should have know better but I was hungry, darn it) and drank about a gallon of soda with my gigantic bucket-o-popcorn.  So, was it worth it?

YES!

Now, aside from a preview for the next Twilight movie (Vampires. Do. Not. Sparkle.) the time I spent staring at that screen was fun from beginning to end.  All of the characters were intrinsically the same guys I've always loved.  Hannibal was the wise, quirky leader.  And he smoked a cigar.  Face was handsome and had his way with the ladies and anyone else who saw his smile.  Mr. T was the teddy-bear tough guy and Murdock was still wonderfully insane. 

There was plenty of action with bullets flying everywhere, and people do actually die, but it's not the graphic stuff you usually see in action movies.  No slow-motion shots of bullets ripping through someone's side, or blood spraying across the faces of our heroes.  This is the over the top, but not gory action that made the show famous.  The guys even manage to plummet to the ground in a tank, while firing the darn thing, and walk away completely uninjured.

So, if you're looking for a gritty reality movie, this is not your film.  If you're looking for an action flick with blood and guts, again, not your film.  If, on the other hand, you are looking for an action movie with a little bit a cheese, a lot of over the top action, and a bunch of guys that are just plain fun to watch, then this should definitely be on your to-do list this weekend.

4 comments:

  1. Plus, Qui-Gon Jinn and Wikus van de Merwe!

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  2. I admit to being pleasantly surprised.

    I had low expectations, as you know, but this turned out to be a really entertaining movie!

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  3. Some papers gave it a "F." I think they just didn't get it. They wanted it to be something it wasn't meant to be. This was the TV show, only (in my opinion) better.

    Wikus was amazingly awesome as Murdoch. He was the one I wasn't sure of going in. He was GREAT! Our whole family enjoyed the ride.

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  4. It definitely was one of those love it or hate it movies, for exactly the reason you stated adantejada. If you went into it expecting it to be like your typical 2010 action movie, then you left disappointed. If you went in looking for the 1980's show just updated, you were a happy camper like me!

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