Friday, June 11, 2010

‘A-Team’ no pitiful fools

Consistently fun and endearing in ways the recent action flick “The Losers” wasn’t, this modern-day, big-screen incarnation of the old TV series combines a witty script with a respectable cast. Sure, it’s got the cobwebbed, predictable framed-agents-strike-back plot, but the actors are utilized enjoyably, especially Liam Neeson (charismatic leader Hannibal) and “District 9’s” Sharlto Copley (crazy pilot Murdoch). Rowdy and unabashedly silly, this new, differently flavored A-Team is a-okay, their first adventure peppered with its share of nutty and explosive bits, among them a hilarious sequence involving a freefalling tank.

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