by David Schuster
It's been a while since I had a chance to see a movie as I was wall to
wall covering the Blackhawks as they went on to win the Stanley Cup.
A quick side note regarding that. What a great experience to have been with them
every step of the way and especially the night they won it and to celebrate with
them on the ice in Philadelphia.
OK...we now return to movie critic and I just hate being right. What I mean
by that is, being right about a movie in advance of seeing it. I'm sure you have
had the same reaction thinking that a movie would probably suck and then it
actually lives down to your expectations. Well the "A-Team" certainly did all of
that and much more. This was just another example of making a movie out of a
successful TV show and butchering it to pieces.
This was just another example of making a movie out of a successful TV show and butchering it to pieces. This is actually a pretty good talk show topic because there have been countless remakes of TV shows that have been utter disasters. A few quick ones that come to mind are: "The Beverly Hillbillies," "The Wild Wild West," "Bewitched," and "The Addams Family". But the worst one and it's tops on my worst movie list ever was "Lost In Space".
This has certainly been a rotten movie season with one flop after another and "The A-Team" will fit right in. All the characters from the TV show are still there. Hannibal Smith is now played by Liam Neeson. Face is played by Bradley Cooper. B.A. has martial fighting artist, Rampage Jackson and Murdock is played by Sharlto Copley. They all vaguely resemble the guys who appeared in the TV show, but where the movie varies is in its' violence. The TV show was plain hokey while the movie is ridiculous for so many other reasons. And the so called plot is not even worth trying to explain.
What saves this movie is usually what saves any bad movie and that's a female character that I can't take my eyes off of. Jessica Biel plays a Government agent but what she really does, both in this movie and real life, is define what geometry is all about.
I wrote above about how the movie industry is so down that they continue to remake (and do a poor job of doing so) TV shows but while watching the coming attractions I saw two remakes of movies that have already been successes. They were "The Karate Kid" and "Predator". Are they really out of good ideas for new movies?....how sad!
Oh yea...back to "The A Team".......a weak single - one star, for this pile of crap.