I just found out that an A-Team movie is in the works, and I’m not real sure how I feel about it. Get Smart…Transformers…GI Joe…Land of the Lost…when will it all stop? Why is it that Hollywood feels the need to feed us these regurgitated characters/plots? I know that a remake/sequel of any kind is the quickest way to make a buck because it has a built-in audience and people will turn out at the theater just to see what the studio has made out of it, but come on people, let’s be real for a minute.
Are we so afraid of change that we can’t handle new and exciting plot lines? Are we so latched down to the “good old days” that we lack the distinguished taste of good cinema? Yes, in a word. Obviously!
I have to admit however that not all of Hollywood’s recent regurgitations have been complete cinematic abortions. In fact, I quite enjoyed the new Indiana Jones. Was it an example of great filmmaking? Not so much. Was it enjoyable to watch? Absolutely! Same traffic for Transformers. The trailer for GI Joe makes me want to have a root canal though… I’d love to see a live action version of ThunderCats though, that’d be spectacular!
But I digress. Back to the A-Team movie. Apparently, Joe Carnahan will be directing. Who? Joe Carnahan. Who’s that? No idea. He has roughly eight movies filed under his name on Wikipedia, all of them complete failures. So…good luck with that.
Anyway, news articles have touted Liam Neeson as being signed on for the role of Col. John “Hannibal” Smith. Seriously? Liam Neeson? Back that thang up. You’re telling me that a grade ‘A’ actor like LIAM FREAKING NEESON is going to be in this movie? Hmm. Maybe Joe Carnahan will be rich after all.
No word yet on who’s going to play Mr. T’s B.A. Baracus. Why not just let Mr. T himself do it? He’s not dead, right? (quick Google…) No, whew, no…he’s still alive. And he’s only 57!!!
So….lots to look forward to….thanks Hollywood….