What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The A-Team is a tribute to the classic '80s television series and as such includes a lot of amped up gun violence, chase scenes, and explosions. The language is typical of a PG-13 action flick, with "s--t" being the most common word; there are a couple of "mother... f--kers" that are interrupted by explosions. "Face," the character played by a muscle-bound Bradley Cooper, is a ladies man whose exploits are mentioned, plus he's seen engaging in two passionate kisses. Hannibal smokes his signature cigars, and the team enjoys an occasional drink.
- Families can talk about the theme of necessary violence. How is violence discussed in the movie? Do any of the characters seem affected by the body count they are responsible for? Why does B.A. change in prison, and what makes him shift his beliefs again after he's out? What would the repurcussions of that much violence and mayhem be in real life?
- Many movies are remakes of older movies or TV shows. Is it lazy of Hollywood to produce so many remakes? Why do you think they do it? What are thebest TV shows-turned movies? What are the worst?