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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mr. T does some movie bashing!

That's right, I was a fan of the A-Team.  I was intrigued by the thought of a movie, too....until I watched a preview that looked absolutely RIDICULOUS!!  lol  And now.. now I find out even Mr. T didn't like it!  So what is a fan to do?  Go see it and risk a HUGE disappointment or wait until it comes out on video and if it sucks at least I only spent $5 instead of $9!!!???

According to, Mr. T has a few problems with the rebooting of the long ago TV episodes....check it out: (this comes directly from

"You knew this was coming. Even if Dirk Benedict hadn't gotten the ball rolling last month on the A-Team movie bashing, a negative response was to be expected from Mr. T. Unlike Benedict (and Dwight Schultz), the mohawked '80s icon had already refused to appear in the film for a cameo role, claiming it wouldn't be right. But also unlike the first slam, this one comes from someone who has seen the movie. T's major complaint, quoted by WENN, is that "it's nothing like the show we turned out every week." How the adaptation is different especially bothers him:

"People die in the film and there's plenty of sex," he said. "But when we did it no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment. These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore."

Did you know the guy had such an issue with content like this? Despite always looking like a bad ass, Mr. T is a born-again Christian and has always represented good values and been a good influence on kids through TV appearances and cereal boxes. The increase of sex and violence should be more of a draw to others, though. Mr. T does acknowledge the movie will "do big business at the box office" but admitted that it was just too graphic for him. Unfortunately, he didn't use his trademark phrase and say that he pities the fool who'll go see it.

Mr. T starred on The A-Team series as Bosco "B.A." Baracus, a role being played on the big screen by UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. The movie adaptation opens this Friday. Are you any less likely to see it now that Mr. T does not endorse it?"
Mr. T's endorsement would have helped ... I'm not gonna lie :) 

1 comment:

Chef Dennis said...

I hear you, so many remakes just to make money and of course lots of violence and sex....of course in the right context its ok, but not just to sell movie tickets....I agree with Mr. T