Friday, January 8th, 2010

Old Man Who Was Once Little Boy Thrilled By "A-Team" Trailer

You wanna talk about enjoying awesome things? Let's talk about this trailer for The A-Team. Rather than bitch about there being no new ideas or complaining that Bradley Cooper is in no way fit to fill the shoes of whoever it was played the pretty boy in the original show, I am giving in to my inner nine-year-old and declaring that I am going to watch the fuck out of this movie. [You should probably click the clip as soon as you can; the odds are fairly good that it will be pulled at some point.]

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OOoo see this is like a great thing that can happen with remakes sometimes right? Where, thanks to our FUTURISTIC sensibilities all that schmaltz and kitsch is burned right out and you're left with actual fun/interesting set up taken somewhat seriously! (see: Dark Knight)

ibid. Sicha, Choire 'OMG Why Dark Knight Rocks So Hard?' Radar Online circa The Before Time, The Long Ago

See also: Clash of the Titans remake.

deepomega (#1,720)




No thanks

LondonLee (#922)

I think what you're left with is something with all the wit and joy drained out of it.

Moff (#28)

It had me until the tank fell out of the plane and started shooting in the air.

And then it had me harder.

theheckle (#621)


Yeah, I'm an Olde cynical fuck who decries the trampling of my childhood memories with shoddy remakes (fuck YOU, Taking of Pelham 123)…

…but that rocked.

barnhouse (#1,326)


Trevor Jackson (#1,792)

Yes. More tanks shooting planes out of the sky while also in the sky.

Clip Arthur (#2,024)


hockeymom (#143)

More shirtless B. Cooper, please.

rj77 (#210)


maggiethecat (#1,667)

B.A. Barakas!

Dickdogfood (#650)

It's time for soundtrackers to consider alternatives to using/rewriting the Carmina Burana.

The A-Team never killed me.

They never killed anybody.

Neopythia (#353)

Why didn't they just use Mr. T.? He still looks pretty much the same.

Abe Sauer (#148)

I gave up fighting these "gritty real" remakes of hokey shit from my youth a long time ago (except Conan which, I'm too upset about to even go into) HOWEVER: I would love LOVE to just once see someone take a risk and make a where-are-they-now kinda' think-piece on one of these brands. Like, use the original cast and have them all haggard and old and basically unable to really do it anymore… like Space Cowboys, except, you know, good. Conan would be the ULTIMATE test of this with old Arnie basically sitting on his throne aged and broken but deeply wanting one ore (suicidal) adventure. THAT is real and gritty. Rambo 4 AND Rocky 6 had this opportunity and kind of started the right way but then just gave in to connect the dots BS. /rant

Galaxy Quest?

Matt (#26)


Dan Kois (#646)

I think the Brady Bunch movie did this.

gregorg (#30)

Rick Rubin will produce.

jfruh (#713)

Star Trek II did this, kind of, since the whole thing was all about how the crew was getting old and trying to find peace with that while dealing with their old problems coming to bite them in the ass. The next four sequels kind of diluted the effect, though.

Baboleen (#1,430)

How about the women? Wonder Woman, 6 Million Dollar Woman, Charlies Angels, Golden Girls….

Matt (#26)

@jfruh, yeah but Star Trek VI saw Meyer come back and do it again but EVEN BETTER. And if Shatner had gotten his damn Rock Monsters, he could've done the same with Star Trek V.

Rw (#1,458)

Abe are you a Conan Fan too? how do you feel about anything written by dudes who are not Robert E. Howard. I thought that New Rambo was Good, Real talk.

Abe Sauer (#148)

Conan is a wildly underrated movie. First of all, the score is awesome. Milius diredted it (not mcG) and it shows. AND Oliver Stone has a writing credit on that film… it also shows. The fact that film nerds will sit around slobbering over Mickey Rourke's performance in The Wrestler but would laugh at considering Arnold's performance in Conan just as worthy is a crime… Outside his role as the original Terminator, Arnie never acted as well as in Conan. He WAS Conan.

The film has a tremendous economy of actions and words. It shares this with The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2). In both films, there are maybe only, like, 300 total words spoken. And yes, the film is a little hokey (but so is Road Warrior) but it is also interesting in its take on cults and has a GREAT string female character and performances and it is bleak as hell, and, in the end, not really very uplifting as action films go. Of course, Conan the Destroyer was the worst Arnie movie ever made, and showed EXACTLY how a remake will fuck everything up with added CGI and stupider plots and bigger stars… Anyway, yes, I am a fan.

But it's not just the film-making that makes Conan so great, it's the content. I bet that's how the world was pretty much perceived by our idiot ancestors. Some might say it's not entirely accurate. I say, prove it.

Tuna Surprise (#573)

The A Team: Soldiers for Hire: Unlike Those Other Guys, We Pay $200k per Corpse.

hman (#53)

I had to go over to YouTube to hear the theme song? I hope this is just an oversight.

Where's the "Riptide" remake when I need it?

Alex Balk (#4)

Also "Hunter"

Wait, Stepfanie Kramer was in an episode of the "A Team"!

You've found El Dorado, Balk.

Legs Battaglia (#2,484)

yes! i felt like such a grown-up watching hunter. back when feeling like a grown-up was a good thing.

mathnet (#27)


rj77 (#210)

No love for TJ Hooker?

Adrian Zmed could use the work, I'm sure.

GOD, I didn't think I could love you more, Balk.

(Also, @rj77: Zmed needs a dance show. FACT.)

Bittersweet (#765)

Anyone for a 'Remington Steele' remake? As a kid I dreamed of being Stephanie Zimbalist, only less uptight.

Neopythia (#353)

I'm holding out for "Tales of the Gold Monkey," but I think I was the only one who watched it.

I just got the dvd box set from hmv.

jfruh (#713)


Oh hell yes. I actually remember sitting down with my concerned parents and delivering a presentation on why I should be permitted to watch The A Team. They bought it, and that's why I am the way I am today.

jolie (#16)

You mean the actor who played Face? His name – NO JOKE – was Dirk.

God, the 80s were THE MOST AWESOME time to be a kid. Now if only they'd bring back the WWF (YES 'F' FUCK OFF WORLD WILDLIFE FEDERATION YOU PUSSY) cartoon.

jolie (#16)

(Foundation? Whatevs. They're still a bunch of pussies.)

Matt (#26)

Truer Words? (Am I doing this right?)

Dirk Benedict. You know, from Battlestar Gallactica!

slinkimalinki (#182)

he was the hotness. that's my starbuck.

rj77 (#210)

There's a very uncomfortable convo between the Starbucks on one of the BSG DVDs. Dirk seemed irritated that his successor had a vagina.

mathnet (#27)

Brad Garrett was the voice of Hulk Hogan! "Uncle Phil" was Junkyard Dog!

slinkimalinki (#182)

remember when you were a kid in school and the teacher would divide the class in two teams to play some kind of sport thing and then she'd say "ok, you're team A, and you're B" and if you were team A, you'd start jumping up and down and shouting "we're the A-team! we're the A-team!" and singing the theme tune? remember that?

Abe Sauer (#148)

Also: The first story I ever wrote was something called the "B Team" and was me and my friends wreaking havoc on our school with staple guns instead of M16s saving kids from the older bullies in true "A" team style. Do kids still do that?

LondonLee (#922)

They do, but with M16s.

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

Folks, a much clearer trailer just got posted on YouTube:

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