The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
The classic 1980s action TV series adapted for the big screen.
The red cloth "flash" on the A-Team's green berets indicate that they are part of the 7th Special Forces Group. Although the 7th SFG usually specializes in operations in Central and South America, they have been frequently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
A desert, somewhere in the middle of Mexico, Colonel John Smith is being held captive by officers working for the evil General Tuco. The officers are told to execute him but fail to do so and leave the colonel to the dogs. John Smith then continues to wrestle the 2 dogs and escapes.
The story then cuts to a police chase where a sports car is being chased by a couple of police cars, the car then makes
Yup, it's that van
a dash into a garage by the side of the street losing the cops. The car stops and Bosco Baracus steps out. The scene then quicly turns into a brawl between Baracus and the people at the garage setting up his character as a violent badass dude. After taking out the people with ease the movie sets up B.As other main characteristic, his passionate love for his pimped out GMC Vandura van.
Back to the Mexican desert, Colonel Smith is making his way to the road to aquire a vehicle to save his partner Tempelton Peck, who is being held at General Tucos private ranch where Peck had already seduced the generals wife and was now being held captive waiting to be executed. Luckily Baracus happens to drive by at that moment and the colonel attempts to hijack his van ending in Smith shooting Baracus in the shoulder before they find some common ground in that their both army rangers. They then instantly become friends and fly to the rescue of their comrade. After they bust out Peck in a fantastic shootout they make their way to an army hospital to treat B.As bullet wound.
Colonel Smith then finds that there is a man in the psychiatric wing of the hospital who claims to be an excellent pilot. That man is H.M Murdock. The four of them escape using a helicopter through which Bosco Baracus becomes permanently afraid of flying and Murdock also destroys B.As van because they had to have it in the movie even though there was no place in the script for it. The team then leads General Tucos helicopter all the way to the American border where it is destroyed by a fighter jet.
And so, The A-Team is born. Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith, Lieutenant Tempelton "Faceman" Peck, Bosco "B.A" Baracus and H.M "Howling Mad" Murdock become an elite special ops unit and soldiers of fortune.
Eight years and Eighty successful missions later, the A-Team has become a famous unit who can accomplish missons
that no one else can. The team is now in Iraq laying back at the base when a mission comes in to steal back the printing plates that are used to print money that have been stolen by terrorists. They are given this missions by CIA agent Lynch, a mysterious character whose motives are unclear. At the same time Captain Charissa Sosa arrives at the base to tell the A-Team to stay out of Bagdad and the plates. This is also where the love story is set up with Faceman and Sosa who were once in love but then had broken up since then. But they are still sent on a black op by General Morrison to still retrieve the plates off record. The team goes after the plates and through an elaborate plan involving helicopters, explosives, super-strong magnets and motorcycles they manage to aquire the plates. However once they get to the base they are duoble crossed by Brock Pike, the leader of the Black Forest mercenary group who assasinate Morrison, the only person who knew about the A-Teams misson, and frame the unit for Morrisons assasination and the theft of the plates. The A-Team is then stripped of their ranks and sent to 4 seperate federal prisons for 10 years.
6 months later, all of the members are still in jail, and there seems to be no chance of escape. But then Hannibal gets a surprise visit from the very same agent Lynch that sent them to that mission.They then make deal that Hannibal gets back those plates in return for clearing the A-Teams name and Lynch then aids Hannibal in his escape and then hannibal puts his genius to work and soon the team is once again in freedom and looking for revenge. Except for one of the members, B.A, who had surprisingly become a fallower of Gandhi during his incarceration and now is against all kinds of violence. Murdocks escape plan ends with the four of them flying a tank through the air while taking on unmanned fighter aircraft proving once again that the A-Team can do anything.
Hatching a plan
There is intel that Pike is trying to sell the plates wwith the help of an arabic businessman. The team decides to strike when the plates are all in one place before the deal by dropping in through the window of a highrise, the mission starts off well but quickly turns into a chase through the city with the A-Team running away with the plates and Pike giving chase. Pike is arrested and they also manage to capture the arab man who is thought to be behind it all. In a surprise plot twist the arab man turns out to be General Morrison who thought he could make a fortune selling the plates.Once Lynch finds out that Morrison and the plates it is quickly revealed that Lynch was also going to double-cross the A-Team and orders an airstrike on their location, but ofcourse the team escapes and plots revenge.
The plan is to lure out Lynch and frame him for all that hes done. They do this by and elaborate sequence of diversions and tricks, however Pike( who was released by Lynch) is not so easily fooled and sinks the A-Teams plan literally by blowing up the tanker on which this show is going on. But Lynch is still fooled and through bulletproof helmets and voice recorders he is brought to justice. However, the movie ends with Lynch getting set free by his agency and even though the A-Teams name is cleared as far as the theft of the plates, they are still arrested for breaking out of federal prison. "If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team."