Anyone beside me have fond memories of the A-Team? I suspect so. You will probably feel the same trepidation I do then when you hear about the upcoming A-Team movie.
It can’t be THAT bad, can it? After all, it DOES have Fabio in it. How bad can it be? Mr. T is in it as a mechanic.
Face is the only main character to even have a consideration at this point, and that’s Ryan Seacrest.
I would love for this to turn out well, but I have my doubts.
5 thoughts on “A-Team Movie”
Ryan Seacrest? The talking head of American Idol fame? Bleh. I’ve tried watching that show and he talks so much I have to turn it off. I see someone else on the IMDB page already agrees with me: “PLEASE NOT SEACREST”
A-Team move = good. Casting could = bad. How do you replace the Hannibal, Face, Murdoch, and B.A. that we all know and love? Same thing can be said on other such shows. Just imagine a Magnum P.I. movie with someone else as Magnum, or Gilligan’s Island with a different cast. You would almost have to do some kind of restructuring, like the new Battlestar Galactica series does. It works OK on that show, but did take a while to get used to it.
No expectations of anything good here. It will be just as awful as the “Dukes of Hazzard” movie. That’s what happens when you try to remake something cool, for an entirely different target audience. The A-Team wasn’t cool because it had such inspired writers, or intricate plotlines, it was cool because we were boys and there were guns and explosions and Murdock’s craziness and B.A. Baracus’ cool van, and we *loved* it when the frickin’ plan came together. Now with this A-Team movie, as they did with “Dukes of Hazzard” (stupifying Bo and Luke, smartening and de-chubby-fying “Boss” Hogg [a *skinny* Boss *HOGG*???], slutifying and blondifying Daisy, smartening and making-mean Rosco, the boys clueless that they had Dixie painted on the General’s roof??? c’mon!), they will screw it up by turning it into a comedy which makes fun of everything we thought was cool about the original show.
This will be a consummate flop. I’ve been wrong before. But I won’t be about this. My only question is what leggy blond will sell this movie for them.
p.s. – why doesn’t annoying santa have a bag of toys in his sleigh? just wonderin’ 🙂
The culture was just different in the 80’s. It’s like someone trying to remake 80’s-style pop songs, but worse, because it’s more complicated. They were what they were, because, among other sociocultural considerations, the writers were not living in this stupid, morally relativistic, politically correct, society.
Have to agree with concensus here. Loved A-team, loved Original Dukes of Hazzard, but can’t imagine them doing a good job with the movie.
However, since I don’t have to pay, I might check it out anyway. 🙂