||[Jul. 24th, 2006|02:17 am]
The Oliver Reed Appreciation Society
Here is a website i found which captures some of tv and cinema's real greats and states their battle prowess in the form of character cards.
As you can see, it states that Mr. T has an unarmed skill of 10 whilst the fisticuffs titan that is Oliver Reed comes away with a meagre 6!
Now I can appreciate that Mr. T is built like a brick shithouse but his character on the A team was always portrayed as a gentle giant - someone who was mainly there for blind intimidation and witty one-liners rather than playing the role of the "hard nut". For god's sake, the man is afraid of planes! If Oliver Reed saw a plane do you think he'd be overcome with fear? no! he'd stagger right up to the thing, talk to it for a while, think he heard it insult him and then pummel the thing into scrap metal before it has a chance to get in a first jab!
Oliver's abilities as a helluva tough guy are obviously being criminally downplayed to make some of the less able cinematic greats look better. and you know what? it's just not on!
A bloody six!? well done for kicking a dead man while he's down, bastards