P.O.V.: A-Team: The Movie

Did I like it?

A-Team: The Movie is nothing more than a mediocre – or worse – movie. Nothing stood out. Not the directing, not the writing, not the production design, not even the acting. I mean, they casted Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper. It didn’t save the movie though. It was plagued by plenty of problem mostly due to the lack of ability by the people involved. Anyway.

– Bumpy start

It took a mere fifteen minutes to introduce us to the story. That is way too long. A good start of a movie sets up the characters and the plot in the first five to ten minutes. And it looked more like the beginning had more luck than actual ability. Don’t make me believe they had „a plan“ because one character said: „I love when a plan comes together.“ 

– Maxi single

The „score“ (I put it into air quotes becuase it is not a real score), was a disaster. It changed between boring pop and rock music to generic orchestra sound. At the start we here plenty of pop and rock, and when something dramatic happened, we heard generic orchestra sound. It would have been better if the producer had set a certain type of music and went with it. Otherwise you get a weird mix that doesn’t support the plot or elevate (or gloom) the mood of the viewer.

– B team

The actual team was also rather generic. To be honest: I cannot judge it that much because I haven’t seen the TV show. Hannibal was the smart leader, we had a handsome ladies men, a psycho and an African-American scared of flight. The least interesting combo ever. I couldn’t extract more from the movie. After the abyssmal introduction; not much happened to develop or explain the characters. I haven’t even got a reason to care them. Which brings me to my last point.

– A plot

It not only took them the entire first act to set up the plot; it’s actual set up is boring because of its generic plot points. The villain wants to print money? Seen. Next. I cannot be entertained by things I have seen and heard dozens of times before. You have to be more original and unique for me to care. And the plot point of their dismiss was way too underdeveloped. And the actual plot of finding the bad buy was more a sidenote than the actual plot. The script is a mess. It focuses too much onto the more irrelevant things than the good interesting stuff. 

Bottom line: Just another installment in the epidemic of mediocre movies.

Published by N. Burg

N. Burg is a writer. He discovered his passion for writing at the age of 17. Since then he wrote a vast body of work. He also likes reading, cats, the manga One Piece, and thinking.

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