Mr. T Pities the Fool Makin' New A-Team Movie
06.07.10 by REELZ
Mr. T has seen The A-Team (opening on Friday) and he's slamming it, claiming there's too much sex and violence.
People die in the film and there's plenty of sex but when we did it, no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment. These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore. It was too graphic for me. I've no doubt it will do big business at the box office but it's nothing like the show we turned out every week.
The 58 year-old actor is definitely not the target demographic, but it's our understanding audiences really like sex and violence. We sure do!
The controversy reminds us of another '80s-TV-show-turned-into-a-movie dust-up in 2005, when the guy who played Cooter in the original Dukes of Hazzard (Ben Jones) called for fans to boycott the movie because it was too sexy and needed to be "cleaned up."
Are these aging actors prudes, or is it sour grapes they didn't get their cameo?