New Clip from The A-Team, Plus Some New Toys

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

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Two big movies with heavy relations to the ’80s are quickly approaching theaters – The Karate Kid and The A-Team. I’m not quite sure which I’m more excited about, though.

While The Karate Kid brings back fond memories of catchy slogans (“Get him a body bag!” “Sweep the leg!” “Squish! Just like grape.”), nothing can beat the childhood memories of watching The A-team on a weekly basis, as they helped out local town folk and down-on-their-luck individuals for little to no pay; all while out-running the Military Police led by Colonel Decker.

We were able to view the first A-Team trailer a couple of months back; then the second trailer dropped and everything looked OK with the film. There were several images released and a couple of decent TV spots as well. Today we have the first full clip from the movie and, thanks to MTV Movie Blog, we have a gallery showing off the toy line inspired by the film.

I pity the fool that doesn’t watch the clip below:

The A-Team television show was always a candidate for either a reboot/remake on the small screen or a big screen adaptation. Hollywood chose the latter option and since early last year, we have been following all of the news related to the movie’s production. Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smokin’ Aces) seemed like a good choice to direct the film and Liam Neeson (Taken) was a great fit to play Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith.

When Sharlto Copley (District 9) was tapped to play Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock, most everyone thought it was a fantastic choice. Same goes for Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) playing Lieutenant Templeton “Faceman” Peck, but most fans thought that the addition of former MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as the iconic Sergeant Bosco “B.A.” Baracus was a horrible idea and that he would bring down the movie.

I’m surprised to say, that based on that above clip alone, it would seem that Cooper could be the weak link in this film. Either the script is poorly written or his delivery and/or take on the character is WAY off. Since most of what we’ve seen of Copley’s character seems to be amusing and well-written, I’m going to go with notion that Cooper may not have the proper feel of the character.

Faceman was a smooth operator, a ladies man, and a fighter when the time called for it, but he always fought reluctantly and was never the first one out the door. It was always B.A. mixing it up first, with the others in tow, while Faceman would be the last to enter the fray with that “Ah man, I’m going to get hurt” look on his face. Cooper doesn’t seem to be embodying that feeling at all. Let’s hope this clip is just out of context with the rest of the film.

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If you love toys then you’re going to really enjoy the images we have below courtesy of MTV Movies Blog. These toys were made by Jazwares, Inc. and they look like a great line of action figures that any young boy would want to play with – especially the van.

I love it when a gallery comes together.

What did you think of Cooper’s take on Faceman in the latest clip from The A-Team and would you buy the toys for yourself or your son?

The A-Team is (once again) accused of crimes they didn’t commit on June 11th, 2010.

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Source: IGN, MTV Movies Blog

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  1. From the interviews I read Carnahan was trying to make Face more aggressive and “Bond” like than the sometimes reluctant Face in the TV series. I’m cool with that change…seems appropriate.

    • I don’t know. To me that would be like making Murdock “sane” or B.A. gay. Why mess with a formula that has worked for so long? Oh yeah because it’s Hollywood and that’s what they do :)

  2. I think they’re trying to keep Cooper in roles where he’s more of the cool, suave guy like in The Hangover instead of like the original character you said is like in the show. I’m guessing this was a change made in the writers room and not by Cooper himself.

  3. The original Face, Benedict commented in interviews that he wished his character were more like this more heroic version of Face. Otherwise who would shoot from the tank? :)

  4. hum i got to agree with you,murdock would be the one shooting,face probably would be fooling BA with some”sweet”talk to keep him calm and avoid himself geting hurt.

  5. I don’t know. To me that would be like making Murdock “sane” or B.A. gay. Why mess with a formula that has worked for so long? Oh yeah because it’s Hollywood and that’s what they do :)

  6. Actually, I think this new “Face works with the rest of the team better than the old one would have. While I liked the show, I always wondered how “Faceman” could’ve made it through basic training and everyday military service. Cooper’s version seems more capable, overall…but this was just a clip.

    • “Face”

  7. Considering how many attempts they have made to actually make this movie over the years (I remember at diffrent times choices for hannibal being Bruce willis,mel gibson,& even george clooney) john singleton couldn’t make it happen,& despite the negative remarks some have said about joe carnahan (being that he was at one point in time supposed to do mission impossible) I loved smoking aces,not just the style of film making but the music associated with the imagery & also,being fortunate enough to grow up in the 80′s I always used to watch the a team. Considering all the 3-d movies,superheroes,& etc. I think this modern take on an 80′s classic will later prove to be refreshing. Sometimes,when someone watches a film they either don’t get it at first or just don’t like it at that particular moment,but more often later on,say watching the same movie at a later time,when feeling diffrent,the viewer may see it with a diffrent,if not broader perspective & actually end up liking it. The trailers look decent, so I am hoping the movie is worth the wait,but the trailers don’t exactly give you the full picture. I say watch it once or twice then decide if it was worth the couple dollars at the theatre.