This post was sparked by someone's reply to the last line of my review of The Losers. I said that The Losers made me wish for The A-Team. A. replies: "Unless the A-team fires guns and hit things, I'm going with the Losers - lots of fun."
I'm guessing A. is younger than me, and therefore does not know what The A-Team is. I pity the fool...(Sorry - I had to.)
The Losers might be an excellent comic (I haven't read it, so don't know). I certainly found it to be an entertaining movie - lts of fun, as A. wrote. But it was, in my head, an A-Team imitation. An amusing imitation, but an imitation nonetheless. As I was figuring out why (past the whole "team of soldiers betrayed by the gov't and now on a kick-ass rampage" thing), this helpful equation came to me:
"The A-Team" + "Airwolf" + "Knight Rider" = Why Candace likes to watch things go fast, go flying, and - most of all - go boom.
My dad would be excited to see me embracing the mathematical explanation.
Here are some visuals for those unfamiliar with The A-Team.
The intro to the old show involves lots of silly disguises, but also lots of jeeps crashing and blowing up. Also? Awesome theme song.
old school A-Team intro
I am highly amused to see that there's an old-school Cylon in the A-Team intro :)
(Dirk Benedict, aka Templeton "Face" Peck from The A-Team, was Starbuck in the original BSG).
The trailer for the new movie involves Bradley Cooper (Playing Face in the movie version) firing very large guns while parachuting. Did I mention that the guns are attached to a tank? Yes. He's parachuting in a tank.
New A-Team teaser trailer
New A-Team long trailer
Also? Awesome theme song!
And, just for fun, here's the Airwolf intro, featuring an awesome helicopter (and another awesome theme song).