Friday, June 11, 2010


The A-Team

The A-Team Obviously, neither the President of the United States nor the CEO of BP has a clue about how to stop the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that continues at this very moment. Therefore, before the Superman comes to rescue, they should hire the A-Team. If you have any doubt, just watch this new action and fun packed film "The A-Team" (USA 2010 | 117 min.), in which the A-Team promises to be unbeatable if they are given a little time. Indeed, they are incredible, in the film at least.

Based on a TV series, the film tells the adventure of four U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers who would do anything to prove their innocence after they are framed and put in military prison.

Following a spectacle escape from Mexican drug cartels, the A-Team is assembled to execute a mission in Iraq—to retrieve three billion dollars paper notes that Iraq printed, as well as the plate they used to print the money.

The A-Team consists four outstanding members: the brilliant team-leader Hannibal (Liam Neeson), the charming Face (Bradley Cooper), the heavy fighter B.A. Baracus (Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson), and the crazy Murdock Sharlto Copley.

Of course, they amazingly accomplish the task. However, upon their return, they are arrested and sentenced for some ludicrous charges. Predictably, they will escape, revenge, and get their reputation back. Nothing is impossible, even flying a tank.

Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Liam Neeson and Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson in The A-Team.

The outrageous explosions and violence are almost in every scene of the film, but they still do not overwhelm the witty dialogues and impeccable details about A-Team's thinking-out-of-the-box strategies. Despite the fact that the story line is formulaic (what do you expect when it is a remake?), it is refreshing to see how engrossing and how smart the story unfolds. And, most importantly, the film is immensely entertaining.

Please, Mr. President, hire the A-Team. They will stop the oil leak, with or without the airbags they use in the film. We need the magic the A-Team is able to play. Or, perhaps, we need to escape into this film's fantasy from the horrific reality in the Gulf of Mexico. A-Team is what we need this summer, not the nasty crude oil floating in the ocean.

"The A-Team" opens on Friday, June 11, 2010 at Bay Area theaters.

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