'The A-Team' Gets a B- Trailer

The first trailer for this summer's The A-Team has arrived online to scattered criticism. On one hand, supporters claim the slightly over-the-top cheesy vibe is reminiscent of the original TV show and totally kicks ass. On the other hand, the detractors (including myself) don't buy it, think the trailer is kind of a mess and, well, aren't very hopeful that the final product will produce anything above a mildly entertaining, fairly mediocre action film.

 'The A-Team'Based on the 1980s TV show about a group of ex-military men who escape prison after being convicted of a crime they didn't commit, this big-screen version of The A-Team features one of the more eclectic ensemble casts, including Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. It's hard to judge their on-screen chemistry based off one trailer, but you can't deny that the action scenes (especially the one that ends the trailer - is he really shooting from a tank that's parachuting to the ground?) do look a bit ridiculous.

 
Then again, I guess that's what defined The A-Team when it was on television way back when. Problem is, will that sort of thing still fly with today's audiences? Will people "get" it? Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think. Does The A-Team deserve its prime summer slot (the film hits theaters on June 11), or does it look a little too cheesy for your tastes?


 

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