I’m going to let y’all in on a little secret, which might be particularly enlightening for those of you who, like myself, who were eight or nine in 1983, when “The A-Team” debuted on network television. Here: Come closer. Let me whisper it in your ear. Closer. Closer. Good, good. Now listen to me. And listen to me closely. OK.
“THE A-TEAM” SUCKED.
Oh yeah. It’s true. Don’t let your sexually confusing man-crushes on Dirk Benedict obscure what is obvious, if you ever go back and revisit the show. “The A-Team” wasn’t a good show. It never was. It had a couple of catch phrases that have stuck with you over the years, and a very memorable Mr. T (who couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag filled with steroids), but it wasn’t a good show.
Put aside your nostalgic fondness for a few seconds, and watch the intro. I think you, too, will realize that your affection can be attributed to the fact that your brain had not fully developed (can I get a witness here from some of our older readers?)
Still, that nostalgic value is worth a lot of money. And hell if Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces, Narc) ain’t about to tap it like a Kardishian ass. We all know who has been cast in the film, by now: Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, and Jessica Biel. And if y’all were hoping for a more gritty, updated version of the campy ’80s television show, this image should pretty much disabuse you of that notion.