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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

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

Thoughts

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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