Escape to the Movies: The A-Team

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Bob? I'm willing to listen, including when you're not in sync with other mainstream critics. But stop bitching about Batman being dark and moody. We get it. Not your thing. Trying to pin all genre sins on a couple of very popular movies (a handful, depending on where you want to start counting) is beginning to make you sound like a crank.

The bigger question is why did they make another toy story movie, when their original audience (I.E. me) are now in their late teens going into their 20's. i mean fair enough if it was back 5 or 6 years ago but now? I think I'll give it a pass.

And to be even relatively on topic, maybe I'll convince the family into going to see this, they've said that they're in a mood to see a movie and this looks like a winner.

Just came back from seeing the movie, and I pretty much have to agree with everything said in the review. The bottom line is that it's a fun movie, and I would recommend it to just about anyone.

Fuck yeah Small Soldier 2!

Anyway, you're my new favourite reviewer Bob. The people's critic, many critics take EVERY movie so fucking serious. You cannot go into The A-Team and expect to sit there thinking. It's a fantastic movie.

I'm surprised you didn't mention just how good Sharlto Copley is as Murdock. I thought he was batshit insane and hilarious.

you spin me right round baby right round...

darkstone:
The bigger question is why did they make another toy story movie, when their original audience (I.E. me) are now in their late teens going into their 20's. i mean fair enough if it was back 5 or 6 years ago but now? I think I'll give it a pass.

And to be even relatively on topic, maybe I'll convince the family into going to see this, they've said that they're in a mood to see a movie and this looks like a winner.

I don't think you understand just how easy children are to please. You can take a five year old to TS3 and he'll enjoy it as much as an Original animated movie. It's been proven though that adults are allowed to enjoy these sorts of movies though, Look at UP and Wall-E. Both critically acclaimed and loved by children and adults alike.

Yes, I remember Cats&Dogs, and yes, I thought the exact same thing when it came out. "What. The. Hell."

Excellent! I was looking forward to this!

Calumon: I pity the fool who thinks I'm meant to be taken seriously!

I'm not really a A-team fan but I guess this could be good, I will check it out.

Fan of the old show, used to watch the reruns all summer long. gonna go see this today!!

DisturbiaWolf13:
Can't see this yet :( I'm on my iPhone. Why isnt there a mobile vesion of the escapist?

There is, but you have to be a premium member. It lets you watch all the videos on smartphones.

Using the recoil of a tank's main gun to guide it while it's falling out of the sky is probably the most badass thing I've seen this year.

It's an epic movie and I highly recommend it :D

Actually, I remember loving Cats & Dogs... then again, I was about 8 years old at the time and had no sense of what quality cinema was. (Then I met Tarantino...)

Anyway, I was really expecting this A-Team movie to suck. I remember watching reruns of the series when I was about 10-14 years old, and that I loved. This just seemed too modern and taking itself too seriously for my taste. Apparently, that's not the case. However, I still cannot get over the fact that no group of actors will ever, ever, EVER be as cool or iconic as the cast from the TV show. But that is something I'll have to live with when I go see this.

And I hope you are not making a fool out of me, Bob. I shan't be pitied.

In that case Me and my mom will love this movie XD I like to count on Bob more than others reviews.
Thor looks awesome, while cap is cap - he's cool but isn't such a big deal if your patroism isn't about dressing in your contry's flag.

Thanks, Im pretty sure I'd wanna see the A-Team. But Mr T in the film looks different to the Mr T we see in those snickers adds :P I was hoping they'd keep the same guy. Oh well.

Saw it for myself, and I loved it!

HE** YA, ITS A FUN TIME.

The new problem is, I have got to find the original A-Team on DVD

EDIT: I forgot, I really, really, really, really hope the Mythbusters do an A-Team special. I want to know if you can fly a tank on recoil, and if it would still drive out of a lake afterwards.

dashiz94:
Oh and one more thing, I would LOVE a Small Soldiers 2

HEAR HEAR!

I saw it yesterday. It was flippin' awesome!

I was nearly crying with laughter at a few parts. It was probably the funnest movie I've gone to see. Murdock totally stole the show. The "3-D movie" thing at the psych ward....ohmahgawd...

I loved it when I saw it, and will admit that it did capture the parts with the Armed Services quite well (which, as a Navy Vet, I loved just as much). It was a great matinee movie and I'm glad it was done so well.

I was bored yesterday and it was too fucking hot to stay outside so I just thought "what the hell, I'll go see The A Team despite hating the old show"

I was pleasently surprised in all honesty. It was just a fun movie and for what it was, it was worth it.

I kinda figured The A-Team would get Bob's approval, but Smokin Aces? Feh.

There's a scene where FBI agents start shooting at a sniper in the building a quarter mile away, WITH PISTOLS AND SHOTGUNS!

I would LOVE it if there was a sequel to Small Soldiers and Mystery Men! Two of my favorite movies!

I've been looking forward to The A-Team movie, so much so that I've decided that even if I have to go alone(which isn't the norm for me) Im gonna see it. Now I often times don't give a rats ass who likes(my friends) and who hates(movie snobs like Roper) a movie, or whatever it is that Im excited for but for some reason knowing that Bob enjoyed is has me up beat about the odds that I won't leave dissapointed

I just came back from seeing this movie.. And I can say that it's worth every penny! I have not seen the original A-team series.. (I will watch it after this though) I can say that after expecting this to be an ordinary "action movie". As in.. "yeah.. we are so freaking bad*ss and solve everything by killing stuff" I'm very positively surprised.. It had humor.. self-criticism.. And well.. It was alot of fun! Go see this movie.. It's one of those films you definitely want to buy on DVD or Blu-ray.

(I apologize for any spelling or grammar mistakes, English is my second language after all.)

It was a very enjoyable film, except for the piss-poor romance scenes with Face.

solidstatemind:

DisturbiaWolf13:

mad825:

DisturbiaWolf13:
Can't see this yet :( I'm on my iPhone. Why isnt there a mobile vesion of the escapist?

*sigh*
I would hate to cause a flame on this thread but even if there was a "mobile" version you would never see it on a crappy Iphone because Apple "banned" flash from their devices.

that reminds me, I need a new and better ISP as I cannot see it yet due to going past my fair usage policy :(

The Flash thing is ridiculous i know. Not that a mobile site would actually require flash. Do you or have you ever owned an iPhone?

MowDownJoe:

That's what you get when you sell your soul to Steve Jobs. I can watch this on my Droid just fine.

Actually, You can watch this on your iPhone. I just did. You just have to be a member of the Publisher's Club, iirc.

I didn't have to donate any money to watch it on my Droid... okay, I'm harping on this, hard. Time to say "Alpha Mike Foxtrot" to this bit. (You'll get it once you see the movie.) (And I would join the Publisher's club if I wasn't dirt poor.)

Anyway, having just come back from seeing it, yeah, Bob was spot on. There's nothing intelligent to it, but it's damn fun, and left me grinning from ear to ear.

I remember cats vs dogs I never saw it however when I was a little kid I would always look at it in the rental shop and want it.

I have nothing else to say other than:
"Mystery Men was an amazing film, shut your face, or I will end you!!"

I.. want a sequel...

:(

Thanks Bob, that movie was really fun to watch. Great action, great planning, fun characters. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation.

By the way, did anyone else stay through the credits? I stayed through and saw the TV versions of Face and Murdock. I'm wondering if there are other versions of the film out there with the TV versions of BA and Hannibal. Did anyone stay through and see them?

Phew, finally saw it with my friend and yes, moviebob pretty much sums it up. Its a fun time if you just want unrealistic badass action without having to think about anything.

The only people that are allowed not know what The A-Team is, are in the age group 0-3, everyone else should know!

Hey! I loved Small Soldiers!

Is it sad I knew it was Cats n Dogs 2 from the moment I saw the trailer for the first time? Because somehow I knew it was and I wasn't even a fan of the first one. I know it's going to suck but for some strange reason I was kinda happy to see it coming back.

P.S.
I would love to see a Small Soldiers 2! xD

Zing:

darkstone:
The bigger question is why did they make another toy story movie, when their original audience (I.E. me) are now in their late teens going into their 20's. i mean fair enough if it was back 5 or 6 years ago but now? I think I'll give it a pass.

And to be even relatively on topic, maybe I'll convince the family into going to see this, they've said that they're in a mood to see a movie and this looks like a winner.

I don't think you understand just how easy children are to please. You can take a five year old to TS3 and he'll enjoy it as much as an Original animated movie. It's been proven though that adults are allowed to enjoy these sorts of movies though, Look at UP and Wall-E. Both critically acclaimed and loved by children and adults alike.

Well I don't know why it took so long for them to come out with TS3 but I thought it was a clever idea to have Andy in college for the third. The original audience, as you pointed out Darkstone, is now in their upper teens and early 20's, meaning many of them (including me) are in college. So it's fitting in a way.

Whether it'll actually be any good is anyone's guess.

On topic, not quite sure what Bob has against the darker setting of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, it actually revived an otherwise dying franchise (with Batman and Robin nearly nailing the casket shut) and was the first superhero movie that I know of that garnered critical acclaim and Oscar nominations. I agree that we shouldn't be trying to do this to every franchise, but it's a bit unfair to chastise the Dark Knight for other movie's failures.

That said, I agree with Bob on this movie, the A-team was just one hell of a fun movie and that's exactly what it needed to be.

i read somewhere that if escapist were to listen critics about movie bob, they would have to cancel it because people say they can't stand him, but now that they insisted on him people like his series. I want to say, nope, i still very much don't like his comments, opinions and voice. He is the only part i don't like in escapist.

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