The A-Team movie remake starring Quinton “Rampage” Jackson opens tonight. The reviews have been mixed. It’s not the type of movie hardcore movie critics typically embrace, and for the most part, they haven’t, but the more casual moviegoers looking for a fun escape from reality seem to have enjoyed it.
IGN gave the film 3.5/5 stars, and said Rampage was “the weak link” of the cast, but not because of his acting ability.
The only real weak link of the four is Rampage as B.A., but in all fairness he also had the most iconic predecessor to live up to. He’s decent, but just never as intimidating as Mr. T was in any given episode of the series. On the show, the team was rather afraid of angering B.A. lest he tear them apart; these guys seem more amused than intimidated by Jackson’s B.A. Even the villains aren’t really that afraid of him. Jackson’s B.A. is just another tough guy; Mr. T’s was nitroglycerin.
If you see it tonight, let us know what you think.
Here’s the cast on ESPN’s First Take. Rampage gets high compliments on his acting from accomplished actor Liam Neeson.