The A-Team Trailer is Pretty Freaking Awesome

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Honestly, I had my doubts about “Smokin’ Aces” director Joe Carnahan’s upcoming summer blockbuster “The A-Team,” that is, until the first theatrical trailer made its way onto movie-oriented websites early Friday morning. Much to my delight, Carnahan’s glossy adaptation of the cult 80′s television series looks refreshingly self-aware and knowingly cheesy without coming across as a snarky farce, much like Todd Phillips’ 2004 misfire “Starsky & Hutch.” The eeriest thing about the whole preview is Liam Neeson; the guy looks so much like George Peppard it’s downright frightening. Impressive, yes, but unsettling nonetheless. All in all, “The A-Team” appears to be on the right track. Then again, I thought the same thing about “G.I. Joe.” last year, and we all know how THAT turned out. Please, Mr. Carnahan, treat the boys right. That’s all I’m asking.

Enough inane babble. Enjoy the trailer.


Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Mara

    I actually squeaked a little. I am so freakin’ excited for this movie now!

  • Mara

    I actually squeaked a little. I am so freakin’ excited for this movie now!

  • erick

    Nice, looks like it’s going for a “Charlie’s Angels” (1) feel, which fits. Can’t wait to her more of Sharlto Copeley’s Southern (?) drawl

  • erick

    Nice, looks like it’s going for a “Charlie’s Angels” (1) feel, which fits. Can’t wait to her more of Sharlto Copeley’s Southern (?) drawl

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I WANT MORE!!! Okay so Todd is right. Liam Neeson as Hannibal is downright freaky. I haven’t been this creeped out since Brandon ROuth channeled Crhistopher Reeves in “Superman Returns.” But at least this time I’ll enjoy being creeped out. Looks like a blast.

  • Dedpool

    I WANT MORE!!! Okay so Todd is right. Liam Neeson as Hannibal is downright freaky. I haven’t been this creeped out since Brandon ROuth channeled Crhistopher Reeves in “Superman Returns.” But at least this time I’ll enjoy being creeped out. Looks like a blast.

  • The Bloodhound

    Is Chuck Norris in it?? HA!

  • The Bloodhound

    Is Chuck Norris in it?? HA!

  • Jim

    This looks like the worst remake movie I have ever seen a trailer for. You guys are all Suckas! Mr. T pities the fool that would watch this movie. Chumps. PS… Liam Neeson looks NOTHING like Hannibal. Where do you get this stuff?! And not one gold chain on BA?!?!?!? hollywood, get your head out of your ass!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Because the GOLD is Mr.T, as was the Mohawk (which I personally think they shoulda just went with a bald BA and not tried to emulate the man behind the mohawk so much but whatever) and they wanted to have SOME differences between the interpretations. Like Face being more of a badass. And yeah Liam really does look like hanibal. If it wasn’t for the eyes I wouldn’t know it was Liam. He fits the part perfectly. This is gonna be a decent flick, but if you need your dose of badass former military that are on the run and looking for payback, check out “The Losers”

  • Jim

    This looks like the worst remake movie I have ever seen a trailer for. You guys are all Suckas! Mr. T pities the fool that would watch this movie. Chumps. PS… Liam Neeson looks NOTHING like Hannibal. Where do you get this stuff?! And not one gold chain on BA?!?!?!? hollywood, get your head out of your ass!

    • Dedpool

      Because the GOLD is Mr.T, as was the Mohawk (which I personally think they shoulda just went with a bald BA and not tried to emulate the man behind the mohawk so much but whatever) and they wanted to have SOME differences between the interpretations. Like Face being more of a badass. And yeah Liam really does look like hanibal. If it wasn’t for the eyes I wouldn’t know it was Liam. He fits the part perfectly. This is gonna be a decent flick, but if you need your dose of badass former military that are on the run and looking for payback, check out “The Losers”