Today we get yet another awesome DVD/Blu-Ray release with the Joe Carnahan (NARC, SMOKIN’ ACES) directed summer blockbuster THE A-TEAM. The film stars the bad-ass Liam Neeson (STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE, BATMAN BEGINS), Bradley Cooper (THE HANGOVER, WEDDING CRASHERS), Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (UFC fighter turned actor) and the amazing Sharlto Copley who we last saw in the sleeper hit DISTRICT 9. Those awesome actors play Hannibal, Face, B.A. Baracus, and Mad Murdock respectively who create the A-TEAM after being framed for a crime they did not commit and now must find a way to clear their names with the U.S. military.
THE A-TEAM was by far the best pure action blockbuster of the summer. This is what going to the movies in the summer is all about. What we have here is an amazing cast of actors/characters complimented by an interesting story filled with jaw-dropping action and some pretty hilarious moments. Check your brain at the door and just relax and have some fun with this one. I highly recommend renting this if you have not seen it an prepare for a fun ride. The opening sequence alone pulled me in and I was on the edge of my seat the rest of the way. I am a huge fan of Liam Neeson being a bad-ass and he delivers that tenfold in this film. So get to your local rental store or smack this bad boy on your Netflix Queue. Highly recommended.
I love it when a fantastic summer blockbuster comes together!