Friday, September 03, 2010

The A-Team (2010)

After Inception and to a lesser extent Salt, the sheer frenetic brainlessness of The A-Team actually made us sit up and pay attention!

The plot is juvenile and a bit of a mess; deliberately so, I think. There is very much no Plan B here.

I was never a fan of the original series in the eighties. I found those chaotic close-quarters tiroteos where nobody ever ended up shot utterly absurd. People do fall over here, but you need to be concentrating very hard to pick up any of the individual micro-events within any given action sequence.

It's not unentertaining and there are several eye-catching, unlikely stunts (such as the flying tank), but the CGI often has little intention of remaining undetectable.

Grade: B (-)

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