May 22, 2017

Second “A-Team” trailer explodes online

We’re inching ever closer to the summer blockbuster season, so studios slowly are letting their big-budget cats out of the bags.

This morning, 20th Century Fox posted a longer trailer for its remake of the television hit “The A-Team” to Apple’s official site. In the film, Liam Neeson leads a team of ex-military commandos (made up of Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copely and ultimate fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson) who escape from a military prison and offer their services to the highest bidders.

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD

The longer clip reveals the team’s court martial trial; beefs up footage of the team’s jail break; introduces Patrick Wilson’s character, Lynch, who is tasked with stopping the A-Team; fleshes out the plot (a vengeance mission against the criminals who framed the A-Team); gives a better look at some of the action sequences; and concludes with not one but two helicopter tricks (the second played for a flat joke).

Perhaps the whole trailer can be summarized by a line barked by Jessica Biel’s character, Capt. Charisa Sosa. “They are the best, and they specialize in the ridiculous.”

Is it too late to make that the film’s tagline?

“The A-Team,” directed by Joe Carnahan, opens June 11.

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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  • April 1, 2010 | Permalink |

    Bradley Cooper looks amazing in this movie, can’t wait to watch him in this

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