June 9th, 2010
09:30 AM ET

Mr. T: 'A-Team' movie is too graphic

Mr. T pities the fools who made "The A-Team" movie.

The star of the hit '80s action show recently attended a screening of the movie and panned it for its 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," the 58-year-old T, who played B.A. Baracus, has said. "These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore."

T reportedly refused to make a cameo in the film, which hits theaters this Friday, and clearly, he isn't regretting his decision.

"It was too graphic for me," he said. "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."

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  3. Mr. T

    I pity the fools that pity the fools, fools!

    June 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jack Meoff

    Where is the CHIPS movie??? I love seeing 100 car pileups on the freeway, cars blowing up on fire and noone gets a scratch! Now thats family entertainment!!

    June 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. David

    A-Team TV Show was crap, New movie based on crappy old TV show looks like crap. You can't polish a TURD.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chiku

    That's why I liked the Old A-Team series. No one was ever killed!!! The bad guys always got caught. The A-Team drove off in their van for their next project. Thanks for speaking out Mr. T.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kid_Poutine

    Thank God Chuck Norris didn't show up to the screening also. The theater would have blown up due to the amount of awesomeness of having both in one place at one time.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Oakspar77777

    I loved the old series, and the "good guys don't kill people" angle that was commonly going out of fashion in the 80's. That used to be true of all heros, super and mundane. The show was not about the action and violence – but about the humor and clever improv.

    A gritty A-Team is fine, and casualties do add to the realism, but what I wonder is if the story will be able to keep true to the core of the show – will it be funny? will it show the role that intellegence, out of the box thinking, and some welding skills can rig a fix for life's difficulties? will it commit the ultimate sin and have the A-Team kill American soldiers in their own self defense (something the original team would NEVER do)? and

    will it still have the Jazz?

    June 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mark

    When Mr. T speaks, we all must listen, he knows what it's like seeing something he's been a part of being ruined for other generations.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. S. Hawk

    This is the spin I always wanted to see on this show. Always bugged me that this so-called special forces team would fire thousands of rounds at close range and set of hundreds of pounds of explosives, and everyone would get up and dust themselves off afterwards. I always wanted to see some realism thrown in, although I'm not sure this movie will really achieve that. Probably just another overdone special effects showcase. Hey, now how about bringing Airwolf to the big screen?! There is a ton of cheesy 80's TV shows that would be fun to see again in a modern form.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. VT Citizen

    Times have changed T. In this world, when you throw bullets around, people get hurt or killed.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mr.T

    I pitty the fool that thinks I can act!

    June 9, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. George

    I think that we're all missing the point here. The TV show that ran for years was more of a family show. Sure it had action, a little romance and slapstick comedy, but overall it was geared for family viewing. Like all re-makes Hollywood has trashed another classic TV Show and made it vulgar and senseless. It seems that we are like bugs now! We are attracted to bright lights and the aroma of excitement, but in the end it all leads to lack of a serious plot. The orginal A-Team were out to help people not kill people and blow things up. That's why they went to prison in the first place! They were the good guys. Not gutless assassins. Good on you Mr. T! Way to stick to your values and morals.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • CBO

      George, thanks! This is exactly how I feel and now, thanks to you, I don't have to write it. Good job!

      June 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Boof

    The lack of carnage was one of the reasons I didn't like the old show. I always thought that if these guys were the elite, then they should be able to hit someone with all the ammo they wasted.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. darlene d

    It's time to get over it Mr T. Times are a changing!

    June 9, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      Yes, times are changing, and society is going downhill. Good one.

      June 9, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  16. let's be real

    You tell em Mr. T. Tell them to quit their jibber jabber.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  17. caribbeanjah

    First!!! It's almost quittin time. Another hour and off to the gym. If Mr. T gets the right hookup for his beard, I bet he will look 10 years younger...

    June 9, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |

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