It seems as though the big fellow famous for bringing the phrases “hella far” and “I pity the fool”, has indeed pitied the fools responsible for the A-Team film, as he feels the graphic nature of the content does go, well, hella far.
“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,” T states.”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’d have to agree with him, here, and it’s interesting to see that someone who used to star in the same IP was willing to speak out against the fact that the film would have never been released without a ton of sex and violence. The original did contain a lot of violence, but no death and most definitely not the ludicrously open objectification of women that today’s cinema tends to lean towards whenever it fumbles for a plot after half an hour of explosions and opening credits.
Then again, perhaps the source material is at fault? T states that there was “plenty of sex” in the original show, and considering it’s about the same material and a bunch of Vietnam veterans, my money’s on violence being the order of the day, really. I suppose it’s up to the audience, though the viewing figures for many recent action-blockbuster adaptations of old material seem to feel the need to lash nudity and blood all over something before it’ll sell. What’re your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree with the original bad-arse of the A-Team?