Should I Go See “The A-Team?”

Josh and I had a conversation about the relative merits of the upcoming film. I think we noted that the existential longing and regret of Wild Strawberries or the dark comedy of 8 1/2 might be absent from it.

Still, I’m probably going to go see this. I must have seen every episode of “The A-Team” something like 4 times each. Notable, from the commercials:

  • The guy playing B.A. seems to have gotten his role down. The “I’ll kill you fool” after the destruction of the van sounded exactly like it should. The “I’m B.A., you’re going to be unconscious” is growing on me.
  • I’m not thrilled with the forced laughter and chuckles that end most of the commercials.
  • I don’t know how sold I am on Liam Neeson as Hannibal. The smile looks thin and creepy, and what made George Peppard awesome was how natural he was. There was one episode I remember where Peppard was explaining the risks and responsibilities of a task that needed to be done to some 19 year old girl that was a journalist and or Face’s girlfriend. Given how campy “The A-Team” was, I didn’t expect him to be as convincing as he was – he brought a seriousness to the talk that made me feel “yeah, this guy is a commander.” – Still, if anyone knows how to act, it’s Liam Neeson. –

Anyway, that’s about all that’s on my mind right now. An A-Team trailer that’s halfway decent.

9 Comments

  1. It’s hard to tell what you will get with most of these remakes. Hollywood seems to often not be able to grasp the spirit of the originals. The remakes end up too serious or they overstate the campiness. Many of them are still fun and entertaining movies though, so hopefully A-Team will be also.

    This is a great blog you have here. It is really more detailed and varied than most.
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  2. OK I’m digging the FAQ in the sidebar thing. Very unique. Love it!

    I would like to see A-Team just because I have a humongous crush on Bradley Cooper. Is that a good reason? Probably not. Do I remember anything at all about A-Team? Certainly not.

    lol So I honestly have zero expectations about the film and STILL plan to see it. :)

    You’re very right about Liam Neeson – he sure does know how to act.
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  3. The movie has potential. It’s hard to tell what anything will be like from trailers- considering they all look like advertisements for the exact same movie.

    There actually is a new one for this movie that looked pretty good… Ok, so it’s the one you’ve linked to.

    While I do agree that directors often fail at “getting” these old shows/movies/comics/books, etc etc, it doesn’t look- from what little you can tell from the advertisements- like that will be the problem. Rather, it’s impossible to accomplish (in terms of character and story development and audience acceptance) in 90-some minutes what a television series can over 5 years.

    And of course, this was not a particularly deep series to begin with ;)

  4. @ Tia – the “Share This” button, which I really did enjoy for the longest time, conflicts with the related posts plug-in.

    I liked that button, too. It was cute and green and linked to a ton of stuff.

  5. I used to love the A-Team, it was fun because it had so much action but in a non-graphic way. The characters were great, and that is definitely going to be hard to recreate. My favorite was the crazy guy, but I can’t remember the name of his character.

    By the way, thanks so much for posting such a thoughtful comment on my blog. It’s always nice to see a new commenter who isn’t a spammer:)

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