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.
I’m sold. More to come as we get in to some other posts later this week.