Uninteresting remake of Tobe Hooper's chilling classic features slicker camera-work, bigger production values and a lot more gore, but features only a little of the dark humor and tension of the original. Even the chase-scenes and boring. Somehow this became a success and it was followed by 'The Texas chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning'
It feels to me like either you are either completely charmed by the A-Team's noisy style and attitude or you aren't. I was not. I liked Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson. Cooper's star is rising. I did not like the noisy, stupid, superficial, look-how-fake-and-animated-that-explosion-is style of action that director Joe Carnahan utilizes. Why can't you just actually blow something up? Even Michael Bay action sequences are better than this. At least they kind of look like they are actually happening.
I'm really not much of a fan of light, silly action comedies, because I find that you need an especially charismatic cast or an unusual style premise to successfully execute those. The A-Team has neither. It was not funny nor was the action even mildly exciting. The plotting...I kind of commend it for getting mildly complicated without getting confusing, but it was mostly standard "accused of a crime they didn't commit" junk. Truly nothing special, and there isn't enough wit or charm to make you forgive the film its stupidities.