If you had a problem, if no one else could help, and if you could find them, would YOU hire… This A-Team?
We got Bradley Cooper as “Face”, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as “B.A.”, District 9’s Sharlto Copely as “Murdock”, and Liam Neeson as “Hannibal.”
I dunno. Seems okay, I guess. I would’ve enjoyed a bit more star power, but at least it doesn’t seem like a comical retelling of the show like Starsky and Hutch – or did I imagine that movie? Seriously, does that movie exist?? S&H might be a good candidate for THE GAME. (more on that later.)
I should add that upon further inspection, the van looks suspiciously like an SUV shrouded in smoke. Now I know it’s not exactly cool to tool around in a toaster on wheels here in the age of The Swift and the Angry: Hong Kong Drifters (or whatever it’s called), but that toaster was one of the FEW iconic things about the show that MIGHT still be buried beneath the frontal lobes of today’s viewer.
Or, maybe it won’t matter at all.
But I’m gonna call it right now – A-Team, 2010 opening weekend…$20 mill with a SWIFT drop off immediately after. (Perma-link THAT, Internets!)
Furthermore, the final moment in the trailer will be a stern-faced B.A. Baracus staring down the camera after having just been asked how he feels about the bad guy they’ll be taking on…his answer, a low, rumbly “I pity the fool.”
And the theatre groans. Because teenagers don’t get the reference.
Anyway, that’s MY call. Forcast time, Moguls, will this plan come together?