Saturday, June 12, 2010

Box Office Review – The A Team

The best thing about the TV version of The A Team is how much fun it is. Everyone on the series seemed to have the same goal. Make everything fun. That was my major worry with The A Team movie, would it be fun enough. I can happily answer that The A Team movie is a blast. This movie only takes one thing serious, and that is not being serious.

The movie starts off with Hannibal Smith being beaten by a couple of bad dudes. They make fun of him for seemingly not having a plan, but as fans of the show know Hannibal always has a plan. The rest of the opening shows how Hannibal, Face, B.A., and Murdoch meet up and become The A Team. The actors assembled as The A Team are what make the movie work. They all are approaching the material the same, with a sense of humour. The group meshes well and it is as if they really have been an elite military unit for eight years. The insane stuff that they do works because all of the characters are somewhat insane. As A Team fans should know, it is Sharlto Copley's character Murdoch who is the only member that is literally insane. I am blown away at how good Copley is in the role. This is only his second film role, his first being Wikus in District 9. Talk about two drastically different roles. If these two performances are any indication, Copley will continue to be superb in every role he takes on. If you need a reason to see The A Team (and you shouldn't because it is The A Team) Copley is it. His character trying to jump start an ambulance with a defibrillator is worth the price of admission.

That is the thing with this movie. The CG special effects aren't that great. Honestly at times there downright terrible. There isn't any real story to speak of, but none of this stuff really bothered me. When we get to see a bunch of crazy guys doing crazy things for two hours it is hard to rain on that parade. I enjoyed myself for the entire movie, and isn't that what summer movies are all about? I love it when a film comes together.

A Gold Banana

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