When this movie came out in theaters I was skeptical because I didn't recognize anyone in it (I somehow didn't realize Liam Neeson was in it) except the guy from The Hangover (Bradley Cooper). Also, it's a remake of an 1980s television show made popular and memorable because of Mr. T- and he's not in it. So, I passed on going to the theater to see it. I decided today to give it a shot.
It starts out in Mexico, with Faceman (Cooper) held captive by Mexican Federales, but he escapes and reunites with the rest of the A-Team. Later Faceman sees his ex-girlfriend (played by Jessica Biel) after not seeing her for three years, and she too is in the military. There are some hip-hop songs in the soundtrack which was cool to hear, and the score sounded good too. The movie is well done with nice shots and action sequences and the overall pace of the movie is good. One of, if not the, most awesome scenes is them flying in a tank down to Earth firing off rounds mid-air, then letting the parashoot go and floating the rest of the way down. The cast works well together, everyone does a fine job with their acting and there is a sufficient amount of humor throughout. The A-Team (short for Alpha Team) is sent on a top secret mission to recover metal plates used to counterfeit American currency ($100 bills) and intercept $3 billion or so dollars in counterfeit cash. The team is set up and sabotaged by one of their own who kills another of their own and takes the plates. They get court martialed and sent to prison after being stripped of rank and dishonorably discharged. They later must reunite to clear their names, recover the plates, and get revenge on the traitor that set them up.
If you're in the mood for a fun and well done action comedy, I recommend The A-Team.
Archer: Season 1, starring H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, and Jessica Walter.
Archer is an animated television show about a handsome, womanizing mama's boy named Sterling Archer, aka "Duchess". Archer is the top spy at ISIS, a CIA-type operative run by Malory Archer, Archer's mom. Alongside them is Archer's ex-girlfriend Lana Kane, a trigger-happy, foul-mouthed femme fatale, and a slew of unfortunate bad guys and ridiculous co-workers. Between foreign espionage gone awry and office hijinks, Archer is one show you don't want to miss. Don't let the fact that it's a cartoon fool you. It's definitely not for kids. If you're easily offended, this is not the show for you. If you're an adult who loves a little bloodshed, foul language, and offensive dialogue this is the PERFECT show for you. It's one of the funniest shows I've seen in a long time. As far as comedy goes, Archer is done well. I actually laugh out loud at some of the finer moments. The comedy is right up there with Seinfeld and 30 Rock.
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