The A-Team Directed by: Joe Carnahan Starring: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Sharlto Copley, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson Rating: N/A Release Date: June 11, 2010
TRAILER SCORE: 9/10
MY THOUGHTS: Thinking back, I can't remember any other time I actually experienced orgasmic pleasure whilst watching a trailer--no, wait. Scratch that: Zombieland. Except The A-Team is an amalgamation of two of my very favorite kinds of movies: the impossibly cool rogue spy action movie and the buddy movie. And if you toss in a bad-ass cast (Neeson, ever since Taken you've been en fuego, amigo) and what you have is The Most Bitchin' Movie of the Year. I'm not putting it past Hollywood to ruin a perfectly good win-win situation, and I'm not saying that the people who design these previews aren't master manipulators, all I'm saying is...sorry! I got distracted by something shiny and forgot the point I was attempting to make. So then I watched The A-Team trailer again and none of it mattered anyway.
Bradley Cooper is back on familiar ground as the pretty-boy smart ass, but that's more than OK! You could revisit his character from The Hangover, except with guns and sharper teeth, and it would be just as enjoyable. And Neeson gives any movie that extra oomph. Heck, Clash of the Titans couldn't even dim Liam's star. By the end of the trailer, you're already jazzed but then they give you "Rampage" whistling the original theme song and there's nothing left to do but pass out ... probably should've remembered to keep breathing.