Joe Carnahan we
hate are disappointed with you and evidently you're a filmmaker of diminishing returns. "Narc" was a promising debut that was so good Tom Cruise noticed (maybe that's where it all went wrong). "Smokin' Aces" was loved by fanboys, but is generic gun-crazy '90s Altman-Tarantino-like spawns that should have died long ago (it's sort of akin to 5th generation grunge bands whose key influence is Candlebox).
Carnahan did have some interesting, redeemable projects on the table, "Killing Pablo," "White Jazz" the uneccesary remake of Otto Preminger's classic, "Bunny Lake Is Missing," but what do we get? Now there's an adaptation of the "The A-Team"? We still can't believe this actually happened and was greenlit. It feels like a bad dream and we're getting flashbacks to the 1999 "The Mod Squad" (one of the worst TV-to-film adaptations ever). People question — for example — whether people really care or are actively seeking films adaptations like "The Green Hornet" or "Machete," but even those seem 100x more interesting than "A-Team."
Ok, the cast includes Bradley "I'll Try and Star In Any Tentpole I Can" Cooper (playing Faceman for those that remember the '80s TV show), Sharlto Copley (of "District 9" playing 'Howling Mad' Murdock), Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson ('B.A.' Baracus), Jessica Biel and Liam Neeson, who we thought we had a little bit more respect for and was above looking like a caricature as he does above.
We're sure the nerds are all over this. Count us out. Also, note. The original "A-Team" was never a good show. Or ok, in fact it was... if and when you were eight years old at the time.
Joe Carnahan we