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UPDATED: Leave it to the Eighties…



Posted by Steve

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.

3 Responses to “UPDATED: Leave it to the Eighties…”

  1. @joetekcor Says:

    My thoughts exactly. I’m just a few years older than you but 70-80’s TV and movies defined my childhood. I can’t stand it when remakes are done that parody what was supposed to be comedic yet dramatic TV.
    I saw the A-Team trailer yesterday and I almost got goosebumps. I want this movie to set the right tone. I want it to take itself seriously yet keep the comedic moments in. The beauty of the original was that the entire family could watch it. (Well maybe except for those families who thought it was too violent. What would they think of today’s TV!?) I want to be able to take my kids to this one. Please don’t make it dark, too violent, or fill it up with sex. Face was the ladies man but we don’t need to see it on screen. The trailer looks promising and I think they might have actually done it right. Only time will tell.

  2. Dumblond Says:

    Ho.Ly.CRAP! Wasn’t that the best trailer ever?! I almost peed my pants!
    I loved A-Team so much as a kid. I was very wary about a modern day movie but this trailer has gotten me so excited! But with movie studios tendencies to spoil the heck out of movies with multiple trailers (can we say Wolverine?) I do not want to see another trailer until I see the movie…and I am soooo going!
    Now I’m off to see if I can find my brothers A-Team van…

  3. David D Says:

    I am also a child of the 80s, Class of ’95!

    I am also very unsure of a big-screen adaptation of the A-Team.

    After seeing the trailer, I am more enthusiastic about seeing the movie. Liam Neeson looked great and you gotta love Hannibal’s catchphrase! The movie looks well cast… Can’t wait to see Howlin’ Mad Murdock in the film. I hope the District 9 guy lives up to the work done by Dwight Schultz. I would love to see Schultz in a cameo, maybe as a fellow mental ward patient when they break out Murdock??? That would be cool!

    The real question is does B.A. Barracus say “I pity the fool!” or is that copyrighted by Mr. T?

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