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.