The first trailer for The A-Team has leaked online, and while it's a grainy one, I'm glad to finally have a peek at the finished project. Like the TV series, the film follows a group of four war vets framed for crimes they didn't commit, as they seek to right the false accusations. Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, and Liam Neeson head the cast, and even though Mr. T does not appear, the film cast a doppelganger in former UFC champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, complete with the shaved mohawk.
With the exception of a shirtless Cooper, the preview isn't grabbing my interest as much as I had hoped, and even the action sequences seem a bit lackluster. (Side note: anyone else wondering why Cooper is dressed like a GQ model in the promo photo? I watched the show a little as a kid, but I don't remember any character wearing a designer suit.) Plus, no offense to Rampage, but Mr. T's shoes are mighty big to fill, and watching some of these shots where the film tries to fool you into thinking it is Mr. T seem like a cheap trick. I know it's hard to judge a movie though from such a quick preview, so I'll try to keep an open mind when it comes to theaters on June 11. Take a look and tell me what you think when you read more.
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