New A-Team Trailer Increases Nostalgia Factor by Roughly 300%


Remember the A-Team teaser from a couple months ago? The one introducing us to the revival of the beloved '80s-TV mercenaries, adapted to slicker, more contemporary and/or insanely expensive action-film tropes? If so, the new trailer that premiered this morning will help flesh out the dimensions of that nostalgia trip. If not, you're in for a treat! A bombastic, plotless, oversharing treat, but a delicious one nevertheless.

Of all the explosions and one-liners and appeals upon appeals to the 14-year-old boys in the viewing audience, the new trailer features no cannier move than to emerge a day after The Expendables trailer exposed us to the more grizzled side of mercenary living. Fox clearly will not be outshone by some glorified Sylvester Stallone B-movie, and nor will The A-Team's smirking ensemble allow the more grizzled genre pros to usurp their birthrights to summer tentpole glory.

That said, it seems like there's a little too much here -- too many set pieces given away, too many '80s callbacks hinted at... I mean, if you're going make the symbolic effort of [SPOILER ALERT] destroying B.A. Baracus's van as if to start the franchise anew, why tell me before you have my money? It's not a new problem by any means, but come on, Hollywood: Save something for the theater. Because of course we're going.



  • Ringman says:

    NO! You can't replace Mr. T!!! Especially not with that loser.

  • Ingrid says:

    As formulaic as it seems, for some strange reason I am quite excited about this movie. The TV series was dumb, and I loved it.

  • bierce says:

    Release the crackers!

  • Abraham says:

    oh I'm going for sure. Didn't even know it was coming out! A-TEAM FOR LIFE.

  • srsly says:

    Calm down ringworm, I wouldn't call rampage a loser, just a quitter for doing a movie instead of fighting. As long as he comes back to the UFC and fights Evans eventually, I can forgive him. Gotta give the guy credit for doing a movie before his face gets too f-d up though. Like you would've said no?

  • PassingThru says:

    AHHH, they busted the van!

  • Daruma says:

    I absolutely loved the A Team!!! It's also nice to see another former fellow teacher, Liam smile! Would be fun in Imax or 3D... Would have liked to have been part of the extra cast.

  • Haley says:

    Transformers, GI Joe.... Please don't F'up A-Team because if you do I won't have many awesome childhood memories left.

  • Daniel says:

    This could be the start of an awesome franchise.the cast is not perfect, but Liam is the perfect choice for Hannibal...who else?

  • Chui says:

    I'll still go see Transformers 3 even though she won't be in it. LOL

  • Leroy Larios says:

    The new A Team motion picture is going to be off the chain. I liked the original television series! B.A. Baracas is the man!

  • Sabastian says:

    Really looking forward to the movie. I liked the TV series too. 🙂

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