The A-Team packs in all the big ticket cinema fun, a title with name recognition, a lot of action, stunts and explosions, plus a far-fetched plot that features preposterous and outrageous situations yet succeeds in entertaining you to your money’s worth.
It is based on the wildly popular TV series that aired during the middle stretch of the 1980s on American Television.
The film begins with a prologue that depicts the initial chance meeting of four Army Rangers and Iraq War vets – the cigar chomping Col. Hannibal Smith (Liam Neeson), ladies' man Lt. 'Faceman' Peck (Bradley Cooper), mohawked B.A. Baracus (Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson), and idiot savant pilot Capt.
H.M. Murdock (Sharlto Copley). It then jumps to to "8 years ahead,…80 successful missions later." When the men are framed for the theft of some valuable printing plates in Iraq, they are dishonorably discharged and sentenced to ten years of hard time.