Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Yup, That's G.I. Joe Alright

I maintain that Stephen Sommers' original "G.I. Joe" movie was overall pretty good, mostly because it managed to nail the proper 'tone' for a movie based on a children's cartoon based on a line of scifi-inflected army toys; but I'll be the first to admit that it might've been better if they hadn't tried to "streamline" to gonzo-eclecticism of the source material's design aesthetics - if G.I. Joe and Cobra's nonexistant dress-codes really bother you, you're probably watching the wrong movie to begin with.

As such, the fact that the John Chu-directed sequel thus far looks like the same basic "fuck you, reality!" tone re-skinned with a megaton of ripped-from-the-toybox fanservice continues to inspire a surprising level of confidence. Check out the film's Super Bowl ad below - featuring a much better look at Cobra Commander's "classic" mirrored-helmet, Ray Stevenson as Firefly, a Rattler jet(!) and Ninjas in a shurikens vs. minigun shootout:

5 comments:

Nathan said...

Why can't this movie be out already?

Josh said...

It also would've been better if the Baroness hadn't been assaulted in the writer's room so she could change sides in the third act because she's SO IN WUV with Duke.

Mack said...

I didn't like the first G I Joe, but i think this one looks pretty awesome

patrick.b.healy said...

Justin Beiber director, if this is your gritty. Make it grittier, make it Gritty as FUCK.

CraftyAndy said...

oh good, this is how GI joe should of been. Glad they killed off the cast too, couldn't even give the last one a chance.