Discuss: Can You Love ‘A-Team’ If Mr. T Doesn’t?

The original 1980s television show “The A-Team” was known for several things – a pile of gold chains, a bitchin’ van, and a bunch of bad guys that never got hit with any bullets.

As the time have a’changed, the demand for a body count (at least for realism’s sake) has reached its natural fever pitch, so of course The A-Team movie would have to oblige. Still, it’s PG-13.

Which might be the problem.

According to WENN (via Cinema Blend), Mr. T has seen a screening of the film and pities the foo-amily who takes their 8 year old to see it.

People die in the film and there’s plenty of sex 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. It was too graphic for me. I’ve no doubt it will do big business at the box office but it’s nothing like the show we turned out every week.”

I could see a featured actor from the original having equal reason to love or hate a retread of old work, and it’s known that the T has softened a bit in his wise years, but he might just have a point.

I realize fully that most of our audience doesn’t have children that they admit to, and it’s perfectly fine to disagree with Mr. T (since he won’t be showing up to your house to pummel you), but does his view change your mind about the film – either positively or negatively?

What dost thou think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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