The other night, my husband and I watched the movie “The A-Team”. All I can say is, this was my kind of movie. I literally smiled through the whole thing. Forget all the chick-flick, emotional, tug-at-your-heartstrings Nicholas Sparks clap-trap. Nothing gets to me like a good old-fashioned action movie. (Okay, I actually love Sparks as a writer, but not the point right now.)
As a fan of the TV show, this movie didn’t disappoint. The casting was perfect: Liam Neeson, Rampage Jackson, the cute guy from “Hangover”, and whoever the guy was who played Murdock, were all extremely well-suited for their roles. And to top it off, Brian Bloom played the bad-guy. I’ve loved Bloom since the 80’s made-for-TV movie ‘Dance til Dawn’ when he took Tracey Gold to the prom. Definitely, a well-cast movie.
And the story was just fun. An underdog fighting for vengeance. Going rouge to right a wrong. A small street-smart team going against a corrupt betrayer. I love that stuff! Even the romantic side story was light – not too lovey-dovey, not too distracting.
Not that I don’t enjoy a good love story every now and then. And a great drama, a well-told story, is always appreciated. But if I had my way, I’d take sharp wit, outrageous effects, over-the-top fight scenes, and unlikely good-guys every time. No moral messages here. Just an old style action movie made to entertain. Guess I’m just sentimental like that:)