8:00 PM, 26th August, 2010
I have to admit that it has taken me a while to write this review... mainly because every time I sat down at my laptop I would hear the voice over guy talking about a crack commando unit that was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit… yada yada … soldiers of fortune … yada yada … if you can find them, maybe you can hire… The A-Team, and then that catchy theme song kicks in… sing it with me… doo-de-do-doo, do do dooo …
*sigh* Okay, now that I’ve got that out of my system, about the film… The A-Team follows the exciting and daring exploits of a colourful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they didn’t commit and then use their unique talents to try and clear their names and find the true culprit. Darn culprits – at least they make for a good story. That said, the plot plays second fiddle to the action which is basically one action-packed unbelievable scene after another. And, if you agree with Colonel John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, “excessive is underrated” – so sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. The A-Team is a guilty pleasure. It’s ridiculous, sure. But it’s also a ridiculous amount of fun.