I pity the fool (who pays $11 to watch the A-Team movie)

The other day I was listening to some guys talk about the upcoming A-Team movie, and someone said, “Rampage Jackson just killed it as Mr. T.” Which is a funny statement, considering Mr. T is a real person, and his character in the original TV series, B. A. Baracus, was pretty much T being T (as was T being Clubber Langand trust me, watch this linked video for a true appreciation).

For one minute of my life, I was semi-interested in seeing this flick, which opens in a couple of days. Then I watched the above trailer, and realized it’s almost certain to go down with Bewitched and The Beverly Hillbillies as TV-shows-turned-into-movies that absolutely suck. Maybe I’m wrong; maybe the presence of Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper says something about the quality of the project. But, eh, I just don’t see it.

Neither, for that matter, does Mr. T. He recently watched an advanced screening of the movie, and left shaking his (still-mohakwed-though-no-longer-entombed-by-gold-chains) head. “People die in the film and there’s plenty of sex but when we did it, no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment,” he said. “These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore. It was too graphic for me. I’ve no doubt it will do big business at the box office but it’s nothing like the show we turned out every week.”

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5 thoughts on “I pity the fool (who pays $11 to watch the A-Team movie)”

  1. It looks horrible. I can’t see Bradley Cooper as Face. That said I’ll see the first day it’s out. Also, if you get the new network Centric they play the A-team twice a day.

  2. I loved watching the original show growing up, but this movie doesn’t seem anything like it. If they kept it the same and didn’t make it ridiculous, maybe I would watch it.

  3. Well it just looks like mindless explosions and quipyness. How could one possibly avoid it? Though to be honest I wouldn’t pay to see it, I’ll use my cable company free movie night poverty pass and sneak my own popcorn.

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