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"Culture is the heritage of us all. some may be more interested than others in the treasures of the past, but no one can fail to take a pride in his country's participation in the story of mankind, as represented in carvings, sculpture, music, paintings and the other arts. And there is a personal commitment to this, for no man can really say he is alone: we are all joined through our identity, with the cultures which are part of the mainstream of life"
- Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian Independence Freedom Fighter

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill

"Try to be the rainbow in someone else's cloud" - Maya Angelou

"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinion drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition" - Steve Jobs

Saturday, 19 June 2010

It's Summer Time: The A-Team :)


Man it was right up there, maybe it even edges out Iron Man 2 as my fav Summer Blockbuster for 2010! Yeah I know crazy! Unlike Superman Returns (which I finally watched two days ago due to an AMC marathon which included the originals because I refused to watch it when it came out) they got it right - reinvent not regurgitate.  Superman Returns tried to literally carbon copy EVERYTHING!! I mean they couldn't find a white dude with blue eyes to take the role, really?? I know they couldn't get Tom Welling because he was tied to Smallville, but he actually plays Superman well, he was able to convince this skeptic eventually! Those contacts were terrible and yes the dude looked like Christopher Reeves but man no one can be Christopher Reeves, poor Brandon Routh looked like an imposter/ impersonator the whole time.  Don't even get me started on casting Kate Bosworth as Lois. Terrible choice, didn't look or act the part at all! Only Kevin Spacey was cast right, I mean he's Kevin Spacey. The Usual Suspects has me devoted for life....

Anyhoo back to The A-Team.  I was worried that casting Liam Neeson as Hannibal was wrong physically but knew that his acting would make up for it and it did, helped by the twinkle in his eye and he smoked that cigar like nobody's business.  I was also worried about B.A. because no-one can say I "Pity the Fool" the way Mr. T can.  And you know what, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson found a way to reinvent the character creatively without shying away from who Baracus is. I knew Bradley Cooper could handle face, he was awesome.  I was most proud of Sharlto Copely, the South African actor who was the lead in District 9.  He really played Murdoch to a T and was just stellar.  He was so crazy with zany wit it was lovely.  He went above and beyond my expectations.

This movie is action-packed, funny, with a great storyline revamped for the present day and most of all SUMMER FUN!!! Can't wait for the sequel....

Here is some nostalgia! Man the 80s were good...Only peeve was that they didn't utlilise the original theme tune enough but it did come at one of my fav points in the movie. Actually I remembered another, even though the Swahili was right and everything, they had B.A. dressed in Nigerian clothing posing as a Tanzanian.  Why does Hollywood always do that??!!

I am now primed for Inception!!!!

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