You knew this was coming. Even if Dirk Benedict hadn't gotten the ball rolling last month on the A-Team movie bashing, a negative response was to be expected from Mr. T. Unlike Benedict (and Dwight Schultz), the mohawked '80s icon had already refused to appear in the film for a cameo role, claiming it wouldn't be right. But also unlike the first slam, this one comes from someone who has seen the movie. T's major complaint, quoted by WENN, is that "it's nothing like the show we turned out every week." How the adaptation is different especially bothers him:

"People die in the film and there's plenty of sex," he said. "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."

Did you know the guy had such an issue with content like this? Despite always looking like a bad ass, Mr. T is a born-again Christian and has always represented good values and been a good influence on kids through TV appearances and cereal boxes. The increase of sex and violence should be more of a draw to others, though. Mr. T does acknowledge the movie will "do big business at the box office" but admitted that it was just too graphic for him. Unfortunately, he didn't use his trademark phrase and say that he pities the fool who'll go see it.
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