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.
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