VIDEO: The A-Team (2010)

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In 2010, a great action movie adaptation of a hit 1980s action TV show was panned by critics for a crime it didn’t commit. It promptly went to DVD, where it remained mostly forgotten. Today, still disliked by a majority of major film “critics”, it survives as a movie loved by true fans of action-adventure and comedy. If you never saw it, if you had only heard bad things, and if you didn’t know any better than to blindly trust the critics, maybe you should watch: The Cinema Slob’s review of The A-Team!

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  • Liam Barrett

    I… legitimately like this movie. It’s exactly what I wanted out of a big screen A-Team movie. I mean… THEY FLY A TANK.

    • Zachary LaVoy

       I KNOW! This movie is one of my favorites of 2010. Honestly I was shocked that it was so poorly received by critics.

      • CDiehl

        I can understand why it was so poorly received. This is a fun movie, but it’s not that good. Everything about it except for some of the action scenes (notably, the bit with the tank) is a load of cliches stapled together. The characters are types more than people, most of the action scenes are pretty standard stuff and the plot twists really aren’t very clever. Like I said, it’s a fun movie; I saw it when it came out. However, it’s not that memorable and it’s certainly not the underrated gem you seem to want to suggest it is.

  • CDiehl

    The first thing that comes to mind watching this video is “same shit, different movie”. You did the same thing you did with Transformers. You didn’t actually defend the movie. You made a synopsis of the movie, interspersed with jokes that weren’t very funny, and ended with saying that the movie was good and critics are stupid. If you want to defend movies that weren’t well-regarded when they came out, then make the video about that. Explain what’s good about the movie and use the movie itself to illustrate your point. Also, when you make jokes, make sure that they’re funny to other people. You’re entertaining the viewer here.

    Finally, I think, if you want to continue with this persona, you should shoot yourself in some way that doesn’t put your crotch front and center on camera. Also, if you’re going to wear a dress shirt, tuck it in. I realize this cuts into your “slob” image, but I think you need to define yourself as something other than that. It’s like making an RPG character with a jokey name. It’s funny for a little while, but it hurts when you play the character for a while and want to be taken seriously.

  • Garferty

    I hate this movie. The cast are all wrong. Liam Neeson isn’t charming, Bradley Cooper isn’t ever-so-slightly weaselly and desperate to get out of there, Rampage what’s-his-face isn’t intimidating but fun, and Sharlto Copley – although by far the most likeable – simply doesn’t aggravate the other three the way Dwight Schultz did. What’s the point of Murdock otherwise? Besides all that, the plot’s boring, the action cuts weirdly from plan-making to thing-happening, and yeah, the themetune barely gets a look in. The whole thing does not work.

    The worst thing for me is the way the critics went, “Well the TV show was shit, big surprise this is shit too.” Now, The A-Team was never a perfect show – but this movie is terrible in entirely different, less loveable ways. Is it marooned on DVD? Good. Let it stay there.

  • Thomas Stockel

    Fun review.  I agree with Liam in that I liked the film.  It was not a cinematic masterpiece but I had fun with it.  Oh, and your memorial to BA’s van?  Enya was a nice touch.

  • I’m glad it’s not so weird that I really liked that movie.

  • Daniel Valentin

    I saw this movie in an army barracks with a bunch of the guys while doing an annual training. Goofy, over-the-top action fare like this is DEFINITELY our cup of tea, we where HOWLING with laughter and cheers while watching it.

    • $36060516

      I saw “Aliens” for the first time in a military theater. Similarly strong reaction (though less laughter)!