Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
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Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. Written by
Baracus was a Sergeant in The A-Team (1983), and in this film he is a former (dishonourably discharged) Corporal at the beginning of the movie, after the "eight years and eighty successful missions later" part he is a Sergeant as evidenced by the stripes on his uniform during the trial scene. Hannibal, Face and Murdock retain their original rank of Colonel, Lieutenant and Captain. See more »
When the CIA agent shoots down the building the A-Team and General Morrison were in with the AC-130, the AC-130 is shown swooping down and destroying the building with its apparently starboard mounted guns, since on the computer, the gun camera swings from left to right. Actually, the guns on the AC-130 are on the port side, so the AC-130 shouldn't have been sweeping over the water but instead the forest and the camera should've swung right to left. See more »
I just returned from watching this movie, and frankly, I didn't even know it was a story taken from an earlier series until I wikipedia-ed it just now. That being said, the expectations and sensitivities in a fan of the original series is non-existent in me, so this is purely based on what I felt about the movie itself.
First off, the casting is near perfect. Everyone had a role that they played very well, and while Rampage Jackson's acting could have been a little better, his presence and screen time were downplayed to perhaps make up for it. But that's what I'm talking about, it was a very good balance of characters that was consistently carried throughout the movie. Who really stood out for me was Sharlto Copley. For someone who wasn't professionally trained as an actor, he portrayed the crazy Murdoch flawlessly. I brought my parents to watch the show and they loved his performance, with mom going as far to say the movie worked because everything funny came from him. I have to agree, I was certainly very entertained for the whole duration of the movie largely due to him.
What I didn't particularly like were the computer generated effects. They looked quite fake at times, and it hints at a rushed job by animators. While the first three quarters of the film had a fairly consistent amount of action, the last quarter was overkill. Spoilt the movie a little for me, but the overall experience was a good one. Movies are meant to entertain and I most definitely was, much more than I expected for the price I paid for my ticket. Word of warning though - you really shouldn't think too deeply about the story when you're watching this. There are unresolved plot holes and some people have expressed upset at this, but the film was never marketed as a 'story' kind of film in any way so they really should've known better.
This movie is not for movie buffs who look for the meaning of life in films, but if a hilarious, well-acted, action-packed movie is your thing? I say go watch this now.
Story : Okay
Acting : Ranging from awesome to not bad
Cast dynamics :Brilliant
Hilarity factor : Totally
Special Effects : Acceptable to meh at times
Duration : Long but I didn't feel it
Would watch again : YEAH.
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