Sunday, July 12, 2009

"You put it together..."

I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm about the only guy left on the web who still thinks "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" has a fair chance of being good. I'd say the chances have only gotten BETTER recently - at this point, it can't possibly be WORSE than it's most-logical competition in "Transformers 2;" so objectively all it's gotta do is be better than... I dunno, "MegaForce?" What exactly is the gold-standard for paramilitary super-soldier scifi actioners at this point?

Eh, we'll see soon enough. For now, as far as I'm concerned, if the ONLY good thing to come out of this movie is this gloriously "retro" commercial for the film's tie-in action figures, it'll almost be worth it:

C'mon, admit it: How nifty is that?


weirdaljedifan2 said...

That IS retro. Awesome.

Gold Leader said...

It probably does have a good chance at being better than 'Transformers 2' but so would a Howard the Duck remake (eww).

All I know is when I saw 'Revenge of the fallen' (for free might I add) the audience scoffed at how ludicrous the G.I. Joe preview looked but came out of the cinema gushing over seeing a giant robot's testicles.

Chances are that the same dumb people who dug Transformers will dig this.

I think Hollywood should leave 1980's cartoons alone and come up with some original idea's (fat chance) that serve the mainstream ideal of a blockbuster.