Yep, leave it to the eighties to break my Geek Out silence.
It’s no secret that I am a child of the eighties. ¬† I am of the old fogey-ish opinion that I grew up in the “good old days” when Star Wars ruled, Transformers went from being things on telephone poles to characters in ¬†a great cartoon, G.I. Joe was stomping Cobra, and He-Man had the power. ¬† And that was just the afternoon when I got home from school. ¬†In the evenings there were talking cars, furry aliens, good ole’ boys, and a crack commando unit wanted for military crimes they didn’t commit.
The A-Team was one of those shows that was appointment television in my house. ¬†It never occurred to me that with all the shooting and explosions that no one ever died. ¬†I just thrilled to the adventures of B.A., Murdock, Face, and Hannibal. ¬†I too loved it when a plan came together. ¬†I laughed at Murdock’s antics, cheered when B.A. kicked butt, and hoped to one day be as cool as Face.
In 2009, a couple of the eighties franchises that we love got a bit of a kick in the pants due to not-so-well-received theatrical releases of The Transformers and G.I. Joe. ¬†In other past eighties slaps in the proverbial face, The Dukes of Hazard was turned into a parody of the original series, and now Hollywood is trying to remake everything we once held dear.
So it was with great trepidation and skepticism that I heard about The A-Team being made into a feature film. ¬†However, today this was posted around the interwebs…
Of course the minute I posted the video it was taken down. But, now it’s officially up and running over at Yahoo.
Click here to check it out
I’m sold. ¬†More to come as we get in to some other posts later this week.