Warner Bros./Dark Castle (Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman &
W: Peter Berg & James Vanderbilt [based on the DC
DP: Scott Kevan
Ed: David Checel
Mus: John Ottman
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Lt. Col. Franklin Clay), Zoë Saldana
(Aisha Al-Fadhil), Chris Evans (Cpt. Jake Jensen), Idris Elba (Cpt. William Roque), Columbus Short (Sgt. Linwood 'Pooch' Porteous), Oscar Jaenada (Sgt. Carlos 'Cougar' Alvarez), Jason Patric
Though it may be based on a series of DC comics, this is
closer to The A Team than the 2011 adaptation of the TV show ever dared to tread.
The characters are incredibly similar, as is their
predicament; as an elite group of soldiers, they are set up to fail a mission and left for dead in Bolivia by their CIA superiors, only to sneak back onto US soil to exact their
It may suffer the usual action movie cliches, but it also
contains some pleasant surprises as well as some amusing dialogue.
Unfortunately, it may not have done the box office business to
merit a sequel, but it does deserve one (as long as it's good, of course).