Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

"It worked when I met George Peppard last week."
     "George Peppard has been dead for years."
"Well, whoever he was, he knew a lot about the A-Team."

I heard someone regarding a commerical for the A-Team last week "that looks stupid". Yes, it was a mother of two, but still, you gotta know your demographic. Most people who remember the A-Team probably haven't watched it since they were kids. They remember it fondly because it had some action. What people fail to realize is that it was really a comedy. Every week, there were guns shooting at the ground, cars rolling over, Hannibal in disguise, B.A. not getting on "no plane", and Murdock getting sprung from the nut house.

This comedy really amps up the action. This is very similar to G.I. Joe last year. Less use of CGI, which is a good thing, but still a lot of the same. There is a tank floating to earth in a parachute, for heaven's sake. The movie is directed by Joe Carnahan. He knows fun action. If you've seen Smokin' Aces then you've seen Jason Batemen as a perv and Chris Pine as a nutso redneck. This time he cranks the volume up to 11.

It is a lot of fun, but a lot of fluff. At no point you're concerned about their lives. They get out of every situation unscathed. But it has been a slow summer and I would say this is about the best thing out there for adults. It's like a day at the beach, you might not remember the details but you will remember you had fun.

Did you enjoy it?
Very much so.
Would you see it in theaters again?
Would you buy it?
Would you rent it?
Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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