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.
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.
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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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