The A-Team: one of those rare films!
Director: John Carnahan
Cast: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton “Rampage”
Jackson, Sharlto Copley
By Nicole Yvette
A movie like this does not come around very often, but “The A-Team” is
one of those rare films. It is thoroughly entertaining and extremely
enjoyable, and will delight not just fans of the television series. The
A-Team consists of Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith (Liam Neeson), Lieutenant
Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Bradley Cooper), Corporal Bosco “B. A.” Baracus
(Quinton “Rampage” Jackson) and Murdock (Sharlto Copley). They are a
group of soldiers who have been accused of a crime they didn’t commit.
They need to clear their names, and they use a lot of clever planning and
illegal activity (eg. Breaking out of jail) to accomplish their goal.
Once free, they endeavor to prove their innocence and uncover the true
instigator of the crime.
The special effects in “The A-Team” are truly amazing. Special effects
in action films these days are getting better and better and “The A-Team”
is an example of what modern technology can produce. There are plenty of
explosions and high-pace action sequences to keep you interested the whole
film. Although, some of the scenes may make those who are afraid of
heights or those who suffer from motion sickness feel quite nauseous. The
story does not lack lustre as a result of this onslaught of action, as
many films fall into the habit of doing. The script is very well written,
extremely clever, and quite funny. The cinematography in particular
scenes is also exceedingly impressive, particularly the court case scene.
Though the action steals much of the audiences attention, the acting is
also noteworthy. Liam Neeson does well as Hannibal and resembles an older
George Peppard, who played the same role in the original television
series. Sharlto Copley is probably the most memorable of the leading
actors in his role as Murdock. He is not the standout just because of his
performance; his character is very well constructed and extremely funny.
Jessica Biel gives an impressive performance as Captain Charisa Sousa, the
hard-hearted captain who shows no mercy.
“The A-Team” is a lot of fun and a one of the best action films of the year.
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