The A-Team

There Is No Plan B
There Is No Plan B
D: Joe Carnahan
20th Century Fox/Dune/Top Cow/Scott Free (Stephen J. Cannell, Tony Scott, Spike Seldin, Jules Daly, Alex Young & Iain Smith)             
US 🇺🇸 2010
117 mins
W: Joe Carnahan, Brian Bloom & Skip Woods [based on characters from the TV show created by Stephen J. Cannell & Frank Lupo)
DP: Mauro Fiore
Ed: Roger Barton
Mus: Alan Silvestri
Liam Neeson (Hannibal), Bradley Cooper (Face), Jessica Biel (Charissa Sosa), Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson (B.A. Baracus), Sharlto Copley (Murdock), Patrick Wilson (Lynch)

If the original TV series happened to have been created and filmed by Michael Bay, this would have been a highly faithful transition to the big screen.  As is, the only resemblance this bears to the iconic 80's programme are the character names of the gung-ho quartet, although the casting is less than impressive.  Liam Neeson is passable as Hannibal & Sharlto Copley is pretty madcap as Murdoch, but Quinton Jackson & Bradley Cooper don't quite shape up as B.A. and Face, the former arguably the hardest part to cast since nobody would have been successful stepping into Mr. T's shoes for a role which made the TV star a household name. God knows what the casting director was thinking with Jessica Biel. So wooden, trees get jealous!
Even the plot is a pale comparison to the TV show, lacking the cheesy situations the group get themselves in, often escaping from certain death by building something useful from the scrap they find at hand, although in this movie they do fly a tank. Honestly.
Clearly a lot of money was spent on the production, but to the majority of fans of the original show this would be deemed a waste. It simply isn't The A-Team, more like The Zzz-Team.

Liam Neeson, Quinton Jackson, Bradley Cooper & Sharlto Copley in The A-Team
Liam Neeson, Quinton Jackson, Bradley Cooper & Sharlto Copley in The A-Team
Did You Know:
A sequel was planned. Bradley Cooper and Joe Carnahan confirmed that it was cancelled because of this film's disappointing box-office returns.

Award Wins & Nominations:


Wins: None

Nominations: None

Worst Of The Year: 5 Nominations (Worst Screen Couple, Double Act or Team; Worst Ensemble Cast; Worst Screenplay (Adaptation); Worst Remake/Ripoff; Worst Original Score)


Wins: none

Nominations: none 


Wins: none

Nominations: none


World Stunt Awards (Taurus Award); Yoga Awards (Worst Foreign Actor)