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I found my screencap hat again. I guess it was inevitable really.

I don't know why I'm so buoyed up about this. I didn't expect to be. I love The A-Team a quite preposterous amount, and the movie version has had me worried all along. Then they cast Bradley Cooper, who was so good last year in my beloved Nip/Tuck; and then I heard that Dwight Schultz was really pleased with the portrayal of Murdock. And then I saw the trailer, and... it just works. It's early days yet, and it could still all go spectacularly wrong, but for now at least, it looks like they're treating the old show well. And the trailer is fun, and... yes, I did have lots of better things to do today. I just didn't do most of them.

I'm good at that.

So here we go, then:


Choppers!


Hannibal, in a graveyard in the rain.
For some reason, Graveyard!Hannibal has brown hair.
Possibly the shock of being arrested turns him white? (Or it might just be the lighting).


The prison, I'm guessing. Or gratuitous (and unexpected) barbed wire prettiness.


Bazooka!


BA, apparently being broken out of a prison truck.


BA, surfing on an ex-prison truck door.


An army type, objecting to BA's wilful misuse of official property.


Hannibal and Face, by a river somewhere.


Dunno. Meaningful moment?


Car porn. :)
Pretty sure it's a Corvette, but it's hard to get a very clear image.


Either way, that is so not BA's ideal ride.


The back of BA's head.


BA's tattoos. Can't read them, but they don't say "Mr T", which does at least avoid one old problem.


Hannibal, Face and a nicely big gun.


BA. You know, I'm glad they didn't go for the gold. That was probably best as a one off.


Hannibal. Why's he sitting in the back of the van?


Face, in a suitably horrific top. It's not 1984 anymore, Faceman...
Murdock is wearing an Hawaiian shirt, so clearly there's been no improvement in fashion from him either.


BA with a welding torch!


BA making something with a welding torch!


Hannibal. I'm rather surprised they're letting him smoke that cigar.


Murdock's cap is the wrong colour. I know, I know. It just stands out rather.


BA again. I think he needs to work on that beard some.


BA haz a van.


BA haz a flying van. :)


Now you just know that landing killed the axle and the undercarriage.
And you know they're going to pretend that it didn't. :)


Face being strangely adorable. With a thingy.


Murdock, in pilot mode.
Note BA unconscious in the background.


Liam Neeson. Being Liam Neeson.


Team shot!
Really not sure about that yellow shirt there, BA...


More choppers!


That seems to be a female.


Yep, definitely a female. That's going to cause ructions, you know. ;)


Er...


Random action bit.


Hannibal and Face on a boat.
Shave, Face. Now.


Further random action.


Seems to be Face and Hannibal, because...


... here they are congratulating each other on landing.


Van!


BA's wheels got shot up. He's not going to like that.
Actually, neither am I. That's right where Face sits!


Bradley Cooper is totally channelling Dirk Benedict in this scene. :)


I don't know, but it's exploding, so I capped it.


Flying car!


Flying car again!


Flying exploding car!


Boom!


Yeah, whatever.


Random abseiling.


Power walk!


Apparently, they're on the Jazz.


Murdock is also apparently on the guitar. Jazz guitar?


This is the Face trailer, in case you hadn't guessed.
For once this has nothing to do with my personal prejudices.


Definitely the Jazz, though.


Boom!


Boom again!


Gods, I hope so...


Somebody should really tell them that their logo is the wrong colour, though.


Murdock, being a pilot again.
Note BA, still unconscious in the background. Or possibly unconscious again, depending.


Inadvisable flying.


Somebody is shooting missiles at the team's plane.


Whoosh!


Whooooooosh!


Oh noes!


Boom!


A tank falls out of the wreckage, and deploys parachutes.


They do that, tanks. All the time.


The team, in freefall, in the tank, apparently trying to drive it.
I have my doubts that it's going to go anywhere but down, guys.


Lieutenant on the bridge.


Go get 'em, Faceman.


Unashamed gun porn. Sorry, can't resist. :)


Boom!


Er, yeah. You know, that mightn't be such a great idea...


These exploding pieces of fiery flaming wreckage cannot harm me!
For see, I am wearing gloves!


Ah.


But not in the UK.


Ha. Even the eighties never thought that one up. :)

That was fun. More now please. :)

Comments

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eandh99
Jan. 12th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Do we know where they filmed this - because a lot of the waterside bits look very Vancouver-ish to me. And there are a couple of shots where the new Murdock looks quite a bit like Dirk Benedict to me, he's a little too goodlooking
swordznsorcery
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
According to the IMDb, filming locations include...

Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Ovaltine Cafe, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Riverview Hospital, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

So it does look a bit Canada-y yes, depending on how accurate the IMDb is. You can play spot the landmark. :)

I'm not getting that vibe from Murdock myself, but admittedly I hardly feel like I've seen him yet. The trailer is pretty much just Face, with sprinklings of BA. And lots of things going boom. :)
eandh99
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
That's an interesting list - Riverview is the old mental hospital, closed down for years now. Burnaby and Coquitlam are suburbs of Vancouver. Ashcroft's a village near Cache Creek, and not so far from Kamloops (these two are smaller towns up in northern BC, mostly forestry and mining and cattle ranching, fairly dry climate) - so either big city or kind of Great Plains semi-rural, Montana or Wyoming.
swordznsorcery
Jan. 12th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
Interesting. The wide open spaces aren't a surprise, I guess, since they probably need them for all the fireworks, but I guess they could make just about anything out of an abandoned hospital.

I wonder what it's like scouting out all these locations, and having to imagine what they're going to look like in the finished production.
seal_girl
Jan. 12th, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
"These exploding pieces of fiery flaming wreckage cannot harm me!
For see, I am wearing gloves!"

That's the spirit! That's what made the A-Team great!
swordznsorcery
Jan. 12th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Precisely. :)

Well, that and lots of guns...
elenopa
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
I was surprised at the cigar, but it looks like they've kept a lot of the original.

Are we going to get the standard 'car gets rolled over whilst driving due to hitting a ramp with just two wheels' that was in every episode. Plus are the army going to spray bullets everywhere, but not actually hit anyone?
swordznsorcery
Jan. 12th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
It does seem like at least one vehicle flips that way in the trailer - or something close to that, anyway. I have no idea what they're going to do about the bullets, though. I'd like to think that they'd stick to the rule of mostly no deaths, because it all adds to the cartoon fun. People do take the mick out of that now, though.
elfbert
Jan. 21st, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
This is the first I've really seen about the new movie! Heard a wee bit about it though. Not sure if I'm looking forward to it or not, as the original was too good. Remakes scare me. But I might be brave!

(Got to be picky and say whilst BA is using an oxy-acetylene set, that's a cutting torch, not a welding nozzle. In my defence, I'm a welder, it's the only thing I know anything about, so I'm hot on it XD And films often abuse it mightily.)
swordznsorcery
Jan. 22nd, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
Oops. I'm afraid as far as I'm concerned, if it spits fire, it's a welding torch. I probably learned that from the TV. ;)

I share your worries. I love the original probably more than any other show, but in all fairness the trailer is looking fun so far. Just have to wait and see, I guess.
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