11 June 2010

The A-Team

Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Written by: Joe Carnahan, Brian Bloom & Skip Woods
Full credits at IMDb

I kept thinking it was like some arthouse snob’s parodic idea of an action movie: like, everybody is always screaming, as a cheap way to add urgency to an action sequence. Those action sequences, by the way, are totally incoherent, and the only way I could follow along was the expert sound design: oh, that deafening thud means he punched somebody! Seriously, it made Christopher Nolan look like Gene Fucking Kelly. And yet, for a movie so gratingly loud, there were several moments when I couldn’t even understand what the characters were saying; shows what Carnahan thinks of dialogue! (For Pete's sake, even Mr. T thinks the movie is too violent!)

Keep reading my discussion with Benjamin Sutton at The L Magazine

Watch the trailer:

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