The new trailer for The A-Team accomplishes a few things right off the bat. For one, we get the definition of what exactly an “A-team” is. Not that it’s been a big mystery, but still…

The A-Team, not to be confused with The Losers or The Expendables, is the big-screen remake of the popular 80’s TV show that starred Mr. T and a cool, red-striped van. The movie is directed by Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smokin’ Aces) and stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, and Quinton Jackson.

Jessica Biel is along for the ride as a military captain trying to track down the team. And by ride I mean she probably rides face, I mean rides Face, I mean is Cooper’s love interest. Look, she was the only watchable part of I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry so at the very least there’s still that hope for The A-Team. Check out the trailer below.

Alpha team! Of course! The trailer does a good job of introducing the characters and the plot… basically a rehash of the premiere episode of the TV show, and it actually has a few impressive looking action set-pieces. In particular I’m liking the high-rise antics and vehicular mayhem. The amount of CGI on display is depressing and unsurprising, and while the movie doesn’t look good necessarily, it doesn’t look bad either. And of all the choice dialog bits on display I’d be hard-pressed to find a line more telling and self-aware than “They are the best, and they specialize in the ridiculous.” Indeed Ms. Biel, indeed.

The A-Team hits screens on June 11th.

What do you think of the new trailer?


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