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The A-Team 2010 mk III

So we have another trailer. I'm less in love with this one, not because it doesn't look fun or promising, but because it's so damned piecemeal, and it's hard to make out what's going on. Some of us are able to concentrate for more than a fraction of a second at a time, trailer makers. Just in case you were thinking otherwise...

Anyway, here's the trailer:

And, in time-honoured tradition, beneath the cut we have a non dial-up-friendly breakdown. With manic laughing, and things going "Boom!"

First up is Graveyard!Hannibal, which is a scene that also featured in the previous trailer.

We then cut to some sort of military courtroom. Which is all very nice, but should Murdock really be wearing that beret? He's a pilot.

Then we cut again to some people who are apparently bad guys, and are apparently preparing to shoot somebody.

Possibly Face and BA, who we then cut to straight after.

Then we're back in the courtroom, and Murdock is still wearing that beret, which bothers me. Proper!Murdock always wore a cap when they were all in uniform. And, okay, it's not generally a good plan to base your military knowledge on information gleaned from episodes of The A-Team, but still...

Also, Face is too tall. Just saying.

Face tries to convince a woman that the team are innocent of whatever it is that they've been convicted of. I'm guessing it's not robbing the Bank of Hanoi this time around.

The woman is unmoved. I don't think I like her, Face.

The gang get hauled off into custody, or three of them do at least. Not sure what Murdock's status is here.

Barbed wire. They like this shot, clearly, as it was in the last trailer as well. I guess it's shorthand for "prison".

Hannibal gets a cigar smuggled to him in prison.

And a match.

Face, meanwhile, has a lockpick. Naturally. :)

Those don't appear to be his wrists or Hannibal's, though, unless either one of them has spontaneously grown a grey shirt. Or unless we've cut somewhere else again, which is quite probable.


BA bursts out of the prison transport, as seen in the previous trailer as well.

And then goes not-water-skiing on the door, also as seen previously.

A suit demands the recapture of the team.

Making this Colonel Lynch?

Shooty soldier man.

Random vehicular explosion.


Aren't you glad that I'm here to tell you these things?

Clicky switches.

Murdock in pre-flight mode.

Face tells BA to grow up and get on the damn plane, so that they can please finish escaping. And Murdock is no longer in the plane, so that's a different plane, or a different bit of the escape, and I do wish they'd stop cutting about so much.

Face and Murdock buddy moment. I hope they get their relationship right. It was the best one in the series.

Random bad guys. We know that they're bad guys because they have sunglasses, and one has a black scorpion tattooed on his neck. Also they tell us, which helps.

Some people are rather discomforted by an aeroplane coming towards them.

The aeroplane neatly puts a row of other aeroplanes out of commission as it goes.

Then takes off at the last possible moment.


This manoeuvre is popular.


Assorted character moments...

BA apparently has "Pity" and "Fool" tattooed on his knuckles, which may well be one joke too many. It's not even as though Proper!BA ever said that. Casual viewers just think he did.

Movie!BA has that old movie skill of being able to kick somebody in the chest and propel them across a room in the process, without it crushing their ribcage and killing them instantly. Which is handy.

Face, meanwhile, is dressed in a bathrobe and standing in a pile of tyres in the middle of nowhere. It's probably best not to ask why.

Thunk. Yep, apparently it's Face who gets battered in the movieverse too. Some things never change.

He's grown another tyre on his pile. That's clever.

Not sure if it's the beating or the tyre acquisition that's got him so happy, but he's clearly enjoying something.

Who straightened out his bathrobe?

Murdock lurks in what looks like a motel room, but probably isn't.

Before attempting to jump-start a car with a defibrillator.


Hannibal approves of this plan.

Hannibal himself doesn't get much in his little character moment, though, save for a power walk and a semi-naked Face.


Boom again!

Hannibal in some sort of jogging attire, which could take some getting used to.

Big gun.

Flying van!

A bad guy shoots at BA as he abseils down a building.

Although he proves incapable of hitting anything except windows. Clearly the bad guys' aim hasn't improved any in the last twenty-five (ouch) years.

A random woman comments that the A-Team specialises in the ridiculous. I'm left wondering if I should be insulted on their behalf.

Probably not.


It's the freefall tank moment from the last trailer.

Face and Hannibal clearly enjoy freefalling in tanks.

The tank deploys its parachute.

And we cut away to Hannibal telling somebody to give his team an hour and they'll sort it (what, I have no idea).

Then suddenly they're on a boat, for no apparent reason.

Something blows up.

Something else blows up. Plus, random flying car!

The woman from before kisses Face, apparently as he's being taken off into custody. Is prisoner-snoggage allowed in the army? And why's she wearing earrings with battle gear?

I don't trust her, Face. Stopping kissing her, and go blow something up instead.

Good boy.

Why does BA whistling the theme tune annoy me? This is illogical, given how much I love Face's Cylon moment from the TV series.

BA whips out a bazooka, and blasts out a window opposite, as Hannibal abseils towards it.

Boom! This allows Hannibal to get inside, grab a man, throw a parachute on him and a bag over his head, and then toss him out of the window.

As you do.

The man falls...

... the parachute deploys...

... and, as far as I can tell amidst all the cutting, a helicopter then comes over and catches the parachute on one of its skids, thus making off with the man.

Just in case you were forgetting, presumably.

A helicopter, flown by Murdock.

In flying off, it knocks an air-conditioning unit off a roof, which lands on the van.


BA is not impressed by this.

Murdock is unrepentant.

And Face is strangely entertained. Given who you're sitting next to, Face, you may wish to adjust your expression. Otherwise BA will eat you.

Unless you're in the UK, in which case it's July 30th.

The end.

*collapses on keyboard*

Oh, and before I forget, a non-spoilery Matt Smith interview round-up prior to the Who premiere tomorrow evening.



These are actually quite old, but I keep forgetting to post them. Well, they're more relevant now anyway.


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Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Okay - I didn't mind BA whistling the theme tune. I thought that was pretty funny. lol!

I'm glad to see Face is getting the whumping ;-) They got something right. I also approve of semi-naked Face. :D

Hmm... interesting if they've made Murdock 'officially' part of the team. It was only the three of them 'wanted'.

I'm just hoping Face is a little more clean shaven at times ;-)

Thanks for this. I had a good giggle. And am excited to see this film... although I have to wait until July :-O
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Face's five o'clock shadow is one of the few things that bug me. Proper!Face would never look so unkempt! I guess stubble is fashionable again at the moment, though.

I have to wait until July too. Unless other means present themselves.
Apr. 3rd, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't mind the stubble on 'Bradley Cooper' but it's not really 'Face'. But it's a bit 'Sawyer' looking, who is a rougher type of conman ;-)

But yes, maybe it's the fashion... I'll live with it. Maybe Bradley Cooper is the kind of guy to always have that shadowing. Hmmmm...

I have to wait until July too. Unless other means present themselves.

Yeah, like winning the lottery so you can buy a plane ticket and go see it in the States. Yeah, I'm the same :D
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Each time I see a trailer, I'm more pleased. And yeah, I'm with you on hoping they get Face and Murdock's relationship right. The chemistry they had was great. Also, I think I like this BA. I'm really looking forward to it.

As for Murdock's uniform, yes, he was an army chopper pilot, the rest of them were Special Forces. His uniform should be different because he wasn't Special Forces. He also, at least according to the series, wasn't tried along with the rest of them - whether that was because of his mental state or because he simply dropped them off on their mission, the series didn't really make clear.
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Re: ateam
I always assumed he wasn't tried because technically he didn't rob the bank, although I suppose being classified as insane would have prevented him from standing trial anyway. It'll be interesting to see how they play it this time.

And thanks, I'm glad I wasn't talking nonsense about the hat!
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for doing this! Great to take a look at it piece by piece and specualate.

I'm officially disturbed by how sexy Lynch is. :D
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yes... knowing the wonderful world of internet fandom as I do, I can't help thinking that this time we're going to be seeing Lynch slashfic. Which is kind of a scary prospect.

I mean, you read the name "Lynch", what face do you automatically see? ;)
Apr. 3rd, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
I'll have to keep chanting "new Lynch, new Lynch" in my head if I read some. Otherwise the spectre of that 'tache will haunt me.
Apr. 3rd, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
Ewwww! This is not a good image!
Apr. 3rd, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
oh and now I'm wondering, with bringing in Lynch, will they do a sequel (if proves popular) and bring back Decker?

Interesting how they've gone with Lynch and not Decker actually, but I think this film is about the start of the team.
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
This is clearly made of win! I love it all! But, it wasn't a car Murdock tried to jump start, it was an Ambulance. :D

And and and, maybe, they were all tried, but found Murdock too 'crazy' and decided to stick him in a nuthouse, so they have to break Murdock out of their first before they can blow more stuff up. :D That is my thinking. *grins*
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Breaking Murdock out of hospital is always good. :)

And drat, it was an ambulance! I always get something wrong. :D
Jun. 20th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the awesome still piccies. :D And the recap of them. Thanks for the awesome job of doing them. :D
Jun. 20th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them. :) If you're after screencaps, I did the other trailer as well. Should be easy to track down if you click on the a-team 2010 tag.
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