The A-Team, taking down the treacherous white male American scumbags.
The A-Team is over-the-top, action packed, balls out fun. Sure it is hardly realistic, but if you just get comfortable, and enjoy the ride without questioning the plausibility you will be entertained.
As the movie opens, Hannibal and Face already know each other. They meet B.A. in a wild coincidence. Just accept it. They pick Murdock up at a mental hospital. The movie then makes a great decision to skip eight years to the Iraq war. There is no getting-to-know-each-other scenes. The audience knows these guys and little time is wasted re-introducing them.
They get set-up during a mission to capture some mint plates and a billion dollars in forged American dollars. They get arrested and imprisoned, but not for long. They regroup, and set out to capture the bad guys and restore their good name.
The action scenes are gloriously ridiculous. My favorite is the tank flying scene. You have to see it. The Michael Bay moment comes at the climax when an entire cargo ship gets destroyed. It is straight out of a comic book, but all the more fun because it is on the big screen.
I was able to overlook the plot holes, and was thus rewarded with mindless fun. What I was not able to over look was who the bad guys are. Yes, the A-Team are Americans, and the good guys, but can you guess who the bad guys are. The movie takes place partially in Iraq and Germany, it could have been some terrorists or foreign organizations, but this is liberal Hollywood. The bad guys are all suit wearing white American men.
Yes, this is not a realistic film, but I am so damn tired of Hollywood stereotyping rich white men as the root of all evil. It was middle eastern men who destroyed the twin towers and committed nearly every other act of terrorism of the past 20 years, yet Hollywood does not have the balls to portray them as such. They would rather offend fellow Americans, than a violent religion bent on taking over the world. Is Hollywood run by money from The Middle East?
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