Those of you who have read my infamous Seven Great TV Shows That Were Shunned by Hollywood will know my feelings towards an A-Team movie (also, if you read it backwards my feelings towards Satanism). I’m a huge fan and think it is one of the three best things to come out of the eighties (The other two being KISS and myself) and is therefore deserving of a big screen debut.
It is with much interest then, that I read our friends over at Blackfilm.com had a chance to talk to Ice Cube about the possibility of being cast as B.A Baracus. Apparently he would love to get a crack at the role and feels he could bring something special to the film. I don’t.
I’m not going to say Mr.T was a great actor; I’m not even going to say he was a competent actor. If we’re honest he was a blunt instrument of an actor used almost exclusively in one type of role, in which he excelled. He struck at exactly the right time and made characters his own and imagining him being replaced is difficult. Now if we look at Ice Cube’s resume, we see Ghosts of Mars, which I had the misfortune of sitting through and I’m relatively certain I lost 10 years of my life because of it. The truly shocking ‘Are we there yet’ which I was horrified to learn actually made money and xXx….well that’s just too easy. Arguably his best role was in Three Kings, though he failed to match Clooney and Wahlberg in terms of presence and talent he managed to avoid looking inept but Christ that was 8 years ago.
So using the unique scientific method of talent plus competence equals success we can clearly see Ice Cube will doom the film should he be cast. He lacks the focused intensity of Mr.T instead simply managing to look boorish. His Sneer is a poor replacement for Mr.T’s glare and frankly I don’t think he has the build for it. The Success of the A-Team film literally hangs in the balance and while there aren’t many actors who can be considered for B.A, there are surely better choices than Mr. Cube. Worst case scenario they cast Gary Oldman, he can play anyone.
Talking Point: Do you think Ice Cube would be a good replacement for Mr. T?