Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Classic A-Team

With a big screen outing for The A-Team coming up over the Summer (due 30 July here in the UK) I wanted to put together a list of what could be expected if it follows the same structured episodic nature of the TV series;
  • It starts off by showing honest, defenceless victims being bullied or threatened by a gang of thoroughly nasty men, led by one who is especially evil.

  • They decide to hire the A-Team and are tested by a disguised Hannibal until he is sure they are genuine at which point he reveals himself, pops a cigar in his mouth and proclaims "You've just hired the A-Team".
  • Murdock makes an ingenious escape from the psychiatric hospital, usually helped by Face.
  • The team then gather supplies and intelligence needed for the mission. They join their clients (if they need to travel by air, B.A. is drugged or knocked out after shouting "I ain't gettin' on no plane!") and assist them in their job. There is often a lady for Face to flirt with, and Murdock annoys B.A. with his constant 'jibber jabber', causing him to be called a "crazy fool!"

  • The gang of ruffians show up, the A-Team confronts them and sends them off with their tails between their legs.
  • The clients that hired them are amazed by the team's strength and skill, Hannibal cackles and someone announces that he's "on the jazz!"

  • The baddies launch a counter-attack, which succeeds in either capturing the team/ a client/ or causing another negative effect.

  • The A-Team need to get creative! They think up a winning idea and Hannibal states "I love it when a plan comes together". For the big rescue/ escape/ showdown at the end they build some sort of weapon or machine from whatever they have lying around, shown brilliantly through the use of a musical montage.
  • The A-Team succeed in their endeavour, defeating the bad guys (but never killing any of them) and the clients are forever grateful.

  • Then the team either leave happily or are chased out of town by the Military Police.

I wonder how many of these aspects will be included in the movie? Can't wait to find out.

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