The A-Team: A flop but a favourite

Okay. So I got paid this week and whilst I was down in Plymouth visiting my girlfriend I took a visit to CEX, the national pre-owned dvd/game/music shop that literally has any dvd you could possibly want for really good prices, and I decided to spend a little of my birthday money on some films and TV shows.


So the first film I bought was The A-Team from 2010, this is a film that stars Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper as two members of this new rebooted A-Team franchise. This film did not do well commercially or critically and therefore did not get a sequel which could be a good thing as I felt this was a very good film and is one of my favorites.

This film follows the members of The A-Team (Hannibal, Face, B.A. Baracus and Murdock) and how they become a very good tactical strike team in Afghanistan but suddenly get framed for a crime they commit after a mission went wrong, now, having to break each other out of prison, the team get back together to clear their name and finish the job they started.

The film itself has a beautiful blend of action, comedy and drama. It produces some brilliant action scenes (such as the helicopter chase scene), some very humorous scenes (such as Murdock swinging on a helicopter blade singing ‘you spin me right round’) and the plot twists involved are very surprising and will keep you on the edge of your seat right till the very end.

A sequel to this film has been categorically denied by both its director (Joe Carnahan) and its stars (Liam Neeson) even though they would be open to doing one.

This film was released in June 2010, cost $110 million to produce and only made back $77 million in its total gross. It stars Liam Neeson (Taken, Schindler’s List) as Hannnibal, Bradley Cooper (Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook) as Face, Quinton Jackson (UFC) as B.A. Baracus and Sharlto Copley (District 9, Chappie) as Murdock.

My final thoughts on this film is that, if you like a good action comedy film, one that you can just sit down and enjoy, and if you like Liam Neeson, then this is a very good film for you.

Rating: 7/10 – An entertaining piece to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon or a Friday evening.

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