I've seen the A-Team before, I think... but a lot of this felt so new to me I started wondering if there wasn't another movie with the same name. In particular I really don't remember Liam Neeson or his ranger group, though I do recognize Jessica Biel! Somehow she ties it all together. The other dudes are dudes I don't know - but all good dudes.
It's a story about a group of soldiers who go in to Iraq to get a bunch of printing plates that are being used by the Iraq government to print counterfeit dollars, but get framed, and sent to jail, and break-out on behalf of the CIA, and then get chased by one of the group's career-prioritizing ex girlfriends who happened to have been demoted when all this went down.
It doesn't have the perfect cast, but was a blast nevertheless. There's plenty of war stuff. Good action. Dust and explosions. A flying tank and helicopter and plane loops and stuff like that. Unfortunately there's also some really crappy CGI, and probably due to the crazy action it never really gets that tense. There's always more comedy than despair, though in some moments... I feel like they could've chosen a different path. And cast.
This could've been good. It's far from perfect, but good action.
rated 3/5: not bad