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The A-Team

Published December 6, 2010

The A-Team

Film info

  • Title The A-Team
  • Director Joe Carnahan
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 1hr 57m
  • Genres Action, Adventure, Crime, Comedy, Thriller
  • Tagline There is no plan B.

The A-Team follows the exciting and daring exploits of a colourful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were setup for a crime they did not commit. Going rogue, they utilise their unique talents and try to clear their names and find the true culprit.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:07Those subtitles are quite hard to read, but I don’t think it’s important.
2:51Firing pin! Note to self: learn how guns work.
4:38I like the idea of being able to crack my knuckles one-handed.
6:54Mexico is very dusty.
11:04Hehe, that’s awesome.
14:26Faceman is a bit dishy.
16:21The VAN!
17:20This is like Top Gun but with helicopters instead.
19:20“I love it when a plan comes together!” YAY!
26:27No one ever seems to like the CIA.
32:47Murdoch is only useful for flying a plane?
36:17Well the plane does come in useful!
36:47They made him get in the container to fly? You’d have to do that for me too, I think.
40:27This is an incredible way to tell the story quickly, because we all know what’s going to happen.
43:17Backstreet Boys!
50:52BA is a bit changed, I sense.
56:03The scared of flying thing is really quite amusing. They’ve done it really well.
56:59They broke every other plane along the way.
59:00Amazing.
1:00:26Is that supposed to make him feel better? “Technically we’re not flying, we’re falling?”
1:02:55 Utterly ridiculous but BRILLIANT!
1:07:19Mr C is nodding as he follows Hannibal’s explanation. I am not so good.
1:12:13I don’t even understand what happened there, but I believe in Murdoch.
1:13:46So BA doesn’t mind height then.
1:16:05Is he meant to take her seriously, pointing a gun in her skirt and high heels?
1:17:57I’m glad they said because I wouldn’t have recognised him.
1:22:03Call of Duty! I CANNOT believe he just said that.
1:24:02How can Hannibal not have a plan?
1:38:45Where do people keep getting bazookas from?
1:40:43I feel bad for the shipping company.
1:41:56WOOO!
1:48:10Isn’t that Don Draper?
1:52:07I saw that key thing a mile off but who even cares?

Conclusions

Mr C and I both went into this with a bit of trepidation. It was clear they were going to ruin the A-Team forever, but equally, the trailer did look quite good, and we wanted to give it a go. It quickly dawned on me that I didn’t remember a lot about the TV show, but I remembered enough.

I don’t know how die-hard A-Team fans feel about this, but it certainly didn’t ruin anything for me. The relationship between the guys was amazing, and even though I got a tiny bit confused in the middle of the story (hush up Mr C, please), it really didn’t matter. The CGI was amazing, all those fireworks and the containers at the end. And I STILL can’t believe he said Call of Duty. Just brilliant.

Rating: 5 / 5

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