A-TEAM * * * * * I don't recall ever watching the A-Team television show. All I can recall is that there were a million rounds spent and no one got hurt. I also remember the commercials that ran showing a vehicle being flipped each week. It seemed that they were doing the same stunt over and over again, only with a different vehicle.
I don't know why I kept being drawn to see this movie. The only pull was that Liam Neeson had taken on the roll of Hannibal Smith - filling the combat boots of the late George Peppard.
So what did I think of it? Roger Ebert hated it - I loved it. A-Team is thoroughly entertaining - full of explosions and one-liners. Gina wanted to go with me. I highly doubted that she was going to like it - but she also loved it. It looks like they're setting this up for sequels and I hope they do.
The A-Team (2010) reminded me greatly of my favorite comic book as a kid, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (Marvel). There is this scene where the A-Team are in a tank descending via parachute. Face uses the MG on the turret to take out one of the attacking aircraft. It immediately reminded me of a yellowed page from Sgt Fury comic book where Corporal Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan blew a German Messerschmitt out of the air with a hand-grenade. There is nothing remotely plausible regarding the A-Team. The movie is what it is. I didn't go into the theater with the idea that I was going to experience plausible entertainment. I just went in wanting to be entertained. I was not disappointed.