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Looks Like The G.I. JOE Sequel Has A Director!!

Merrick here...
I'm probably one of the few people in the universe who didn't hate Stephen Sommers' G.I. JOE movie, which is particualry odd given that it's one of the few Stephen Sommers films I could in any way tolerate (I guess I like most of the first MUMMY, but that was about it). You can read my review of the film HERE. Despite being roundly bludgeoned by critics and fans, the picture pulled down over $300 million globally in theaters alone...thus ensuring we'd see more of JOE's live action exploits. Towards this end, ZOMBIELAND scripters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernickwere were brought in to whip-up a second picture, and now it seems the developmental process is going well enough to get a director on-board the project. There'd been rumors Sommers might not direct this time around for a variety of politicized and contentious reasons. But...
There had been some doubts about whether Sommers would be brought back into the "Joe" fold, as there were conflicting reports across the blogosphere last summer that there had been some tension between Sommers and the studio, but the alleged bad blood appears to have been resolved. Channing Tatum is expected to reprise his role as Capt. Duke Hauser in the sequel, which is still in development at Paramount.
...says TheWrap HERE.

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  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Another sequel nobody asked for

    by lock67ca

    When will it stop?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    GI Joe was actually a decent flick

    by c4andmore

    and to prove that, watch Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe back to back. Now tell me which one is lightyears better. Nothing wrong with a dumb action movie, just make it entertaining, something which Transformers 2 failed miserably at and Joe excelled at.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    no more...

    by Ghostpirate

    Please! Kids don't even like the first one!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    I didn't hate the movie, nor did I love it.

    by Superponte

    It was OK. It was not as bad as most people said it was. I am down for another film.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    "Call me... 'Commander'."

    by cyberskunk

    "I accept your promoting me to commander, but what do you want me to call you?"<p> "Call me... 'Commander'."<p> "Yes, but what do you want me to call you?"

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Joe

    by Holy Hell

    was bad, real bad.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Wheres that Big Lob Nob

    by UGG

    I thought GI JOE was an action movie for kids, so never watched it, didn't look too terrible though

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I liked the first one.

    by Sailor Rip

    At least we'll see full fledged Cobra in this one. <p> One thing, MIRROR MASK OR HOOD FOR CC. Forget that stupid design from the first film.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    GI Joe was fun

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Visually it was way more inventive and satisfying than I thought it would be, and the plot and and acting were so over the top and cheesy that it became really enjoyable. So I think it was underrated.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Now if only Universal would just find people who would...

    by Anna Valerious

    ...not ruin the "Van Helsing" series instead of what happened when Rob Cohen and two morons that don't do enough researching for their script did and screwed "The Mummy" series up... I know there's a seperate "Van Helsing" project that DelToro was involved with that Universal was developing, but you'd think after "Twilight" they would give us more romantic monster hunting. (And maybe they should have the guy behind "A Knight's Tale" write and direct as he didn't wreck "Cirque du Freak".) Although I have my reservations about the two morons working on "Monster High"...even though it's not a historical epic, and therefore not a big deal. As for this one, they need Zach G. as Snow Job. That would be AWESOME.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I want THIS Cobra Commander:

    by slone13

    <p>http://tinyurl.com/246bab</p> <p>Honestly, that :44 second clip is better than anything in the GI Joe movie, if I do say so myself.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Shocked by how much I liked the first...

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    ...looking forward to the next, if it maintains that knowing sense of the ridiculous and of little boys with over-active imaginations playing with toys in a sandbox. So much unexpected fun. Then again, I'll probably end up hating the sequel. Lightning doesn't strike twice...especially with someone like Sommers -- whom I usually loathe -- in charge.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    The Ballad of G.I.Joe

    by Kobolos

    That's the sequel I want to see. Especially Galifianakis as Snow Job

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    SOMMERS IS THE PERFECT DIRECTOR FOR THIS FRANCHISE

    by gruemanlives

    He makes movies that are big, kinda dumb, and fun. And that's exactly what G.I. was meant to be. Sommers is a great director in my opinion for his genre of filmmaking.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Sommers is a devout christer....

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...which pretty much means he was drained of all creativity and originality at an early age. And, even the first part of Te Mummy sucked, just so you know.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Didn't like the first one

    by lochkray

    Perfect example of how CGI overuse pulls a viewer out of a movie, distracting them from the action.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Hooray! More shitty story logic!

    by D.Vader

    Remember in the first one when the JOES give the brand new guys super expensive exo-suits for their first assignment? And the goofy black guy (read: comic relief) falls down immediately, potentially damaging it? Oh that was so funny! <p> And wait, did they EVER wear the suit again? No. Did any of the other JOES ever wear the suit? No. So again, WHAT WAS THE FUCKING POINT OF IT?? <p> And on the topic of "What was the fucking point?", why does the Baroness and Storm Shadow burst into an office building in Paris, fire off a few rounds to scare everyone (AND alert the JOES to their presence), just so they can run up a few flights of stairs to fire off their missile at the Eiffel Tower? <p> Why not, I dont know, use that Hovercopter they've got standing by (you know, the one the Baroness escapes in) to fire the missile from the sky? <p> Horrible story logic there. Just absolute shit. At least in Transformers, things make sense as they progress in that crazy world. <p> Though I do have to appreciate the complete lack of care for the safety of civilians the JOES have during that Paris chase, just tearing through city buses and hoping little old ladies aren't sitting in the way.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    BTW, Channing Tatum is the worst actor alive

    by D.Vader

    The man looks like he had botox at 27, the way his face never moves, never emotes. Terrible.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    C.S. Lewis was a devout christer...

    by zinc_chameleon

    and it didn't seem to drain him of his creativity all that much.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I never even considered watching G.I. Joe

    by Beezbo

    Not sure why, really. Is it tolerable for an adult?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I'll see it

    by Spandau Belly

    I thought the first one was good stupid fun. Wouldn't watch it again, but I'm up for a sequel.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I don't understand the hate of the film.

    by BigTuna

    G.I.Joe was solid entertainment. Levitt was a blast as Cobras Commander. My expectations were low, but I was entertained. Certainly better than that horrific second Transformers film.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Ugh, and that stupid "jail" for Cobra Commander

    by D.Vader

    And Destro. What an amateurish cut and low-grade set design. We go from Cobra standing on the bridge of his sub to the camera pulling away from him to reveal he's standing in, what, a 5 foot diameter circular cell with laser beams for bars- no bench, no toilet- inside a GIANT empty hangar of some sort. That was so laughably bad. Its design was completely illogical. Like something a grade-schooler would draw. There was absolutely no thought behind it.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    I enjoyed the first one too.

    by ganymede3010

    I'm actually looking forward to the second one.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    I don't even remember watching this the first time round

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    I remember hating each and every stupid, IQ-lowering frame, but I cannot remember one single scene. That's probably a good thing as my brain chooses to evict any memory of this godawful piece of shit out of my mind.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    I thought it was funny

    by Sailor Rip

    He trips in the suit, says he's ok, then a car hits him. <p> Again, just a fun movie based on one of my favorite franchises with some cool action scenes and set pieces. <p> They really just need to stick to the original character and vehicle designs.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Paul Walker vs. Channing Tatum

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Who sucks the life out of everything around him more? I heard Tatum is a wigger so that makes me hate him more.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    I forgot the car hits him

    by D.Vader

    That is pretty funny. Stupid, but funny. What I don't understand is how people can defend GI JOE but shit on Transformers. Transformers was much much "smarter" in terms of story logic.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Channing Tatum sucks more

    by D.Vader

    Paul Walker is at least capable of making facial expressions.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Mummy and Mummy Returns

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Are both great... with the single exception of the Rock at the end of Returns. Never saw the third one, without Sommers and Weisz I'm not interested.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    by Omar B

    GI Joe was a fun little move, just like the Mummy. You don't expect much from films like this except for being entertaining and it did it's job. If anything the whole first movie was a set up for the second one since we finally have Cobra.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by Sailor Rip

    Maybe they were just interogating him(and keeping him uncomfortable so he'll cooperate) before they moved him to his cell with a toilet.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by gruemanlives

    This is G.I. Joe and you're complaining about it's real world logic. Stop treating and unfairly criticizing it like it was supposed to be an oscar nominated documentary.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    GI Joe=Live Action Version of Team America.

    by chibnut

    I preferred the puppets.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    the people who shit on transformers

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>are in the minority. The normal people who went to see it enjoyed it for what it was, loud and crazy fun. The 1% of movie geeks who hated it are irrelevant. In the same way the 1% of movie geeks who loved Watchmen (like me) were irrelevant.</p> <p>I guess what I'm saying is we don't matter. </p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Interesting idea Sailor Rip

    by D.Vader

    Except his "cell" was right next to Destro's, and if I remember correctly, big, metal cylinders close shut from top to bottom around them, and something like "Cell 001" and "Cell 002" are printed on the metal. Then the cells get pushed up into the ceiling or down into the ground, implying that's where they're gonna stay. <p> So not only do they get laser bars, they get a 360 degree circular metal room without any windows.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Why did that dude shoot his own dynamite?

    by Royston Lodge

    What a waste of taxpayer dollars!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Too bad

    by xsi kal

    One of the worst movies I'd seen in years. At least, that's how I felt about the fifteen or so minutes my wife and I actually managed to sit through.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    gruemanlives

    by D.Vader

    I don't care about "real world logic" in a movie like GI JOE. Real world logic means "things shouldn't blow up so big" or "that shouldn't go so fast" or "he should be dead". <p> I care about story logic, where the actions of characters make fucking sense. Again, Transformers made perfect sense when it comes to this, compared to GI JOE. <p> I'm not treating it unfairly. I'm treating it as a movie that severely let me down because it crumbled under its own stupidity. And again, I say this as a Transformers fan!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Perhaps Cylon

    by D.Vader

    I'm just amazed at the people who give GI JOE a pass but not Transformers.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Cobra Commander on the Maury Povitz Show

    by Royston Lodge

    http://tinyurl.com/pp5frn

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    gi joe = twilight

    by soup74

    twilight is a movie squarely targeted at 13-17 year old girls.<br><br>gi joe is a movie squarely targeted for 13-17 year old boys.<br><br>that being said, i was the creepy 36 year old that enjoyed watching loud things go boom. bring on the sequel.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Oh good...

    by windomearle39

    Can't wait.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    the success of inception..

    by emeraldboy

    explains a lot for the hatred of this film and that of bays film. nolanites have this view that bay and stepehen sommers moranic idiots. the people who watch those films are moronic idiots. nolan they believe should run hollywood cause to them he has a brain, where the rest do not. nolan is a very commercial filmkaker. hollywood will be happy as long as he contiunes to coin it at the box office. you cannot predict the future. bays films might be to some mindless action films, I have seen enough of Nolan to know that his films are a little souless. technically superb but ultimately soulless.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Channing in = me out

    by Kremzeek

    And I'm a big Joe fan too. Saw the first one for free, thankfully. If the movie itself wasn't horrific enough, Tatum killed any glimmer of hope it *might* get good. I've seen better acting in Michael Bay-directed movies. He's so awful and terribly miscast even if he wasn't. I hope this movie never gets off the ground. I never, ever thought I'd say this, but just reboot the franchise in about 3 years or so and do it right.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    There's Gonna be a GI JOE sequel?

    by TinkerTIW

    I just lost my lunch.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    This thread needs more Big Lob.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    "Big Lob makes the move!"

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Any hope for Christian Slater as Shipwreck?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    I think a lot of us give GI Joe a pass over Transformers

    by HapaPapa72

    Because of the Michael Bay/Shia The Beef factor in Transformers. Although the Wayans brother kept me away from catching it in the theater, Sienna Miller's cleavage sure tried to lure me back. If it's ever a $5 DVD I'll grab it.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    More Sienna Miller cleavage shots please

    by leo54304

    To be honest, she was the best part of the movie. Her character was a crazed, nihilistic, nympho uberbitch with a great bod and great, beautiful tits. Then they ruined that wonderful characted by saying she's not evil nanonites (or whatever) that makes her that way. And at the end when this strong woman has to be saved the hunky male pissed me off.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    WiggerDuke was the worst part of the movie

    by barryallen77

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    chibnut

    by Mr Gorilla

    I didn't see GI Joe for that reason precisely -TEAM AMERICA comes out and then Hollywood makes PRECISELY the movie it was satirising? What the hell?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Cheers to BarryAllen77

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    For coining the term "Wiggerduke."

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Recast Duke

    by HapaPapa72

    Kurt Russell. Who the hell else? Statham as Gung-Ho (wouldn't he have to be Cajun, then?). Jessica Biel as Scarlett (or Cover-Girl)...Rampage Jackson as Roadblock...somebody a little taller as Snake-Eyes (sorry Ray)...Scott Glenn as Wild Bill? Jesus, do I actually REMEMBER these character's names? I don't even remember CPR training...

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    G.I. = Megaforce

    by blackmantis

    And to be honest, I get more entertainment value out of Megaforce, even if it's mostly unintentional.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I prefer GI JOE: The Musical

    by D.Vader

    With Olivia Wilde as the Baroness. Mmm mmm good.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    GI Joe was better than I thought. Now, where's Lady Jaye?!

    by impossibledreamers

    Just didn't like the idea that no one was working for Cobra Commander willingly. I mean there are bad people out there who need a job - you don't have mind control them.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Jason Lee for Shipwreck

    by Nerd Rage

    Jennifer Lopez for Lady Jaye

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    I loved the first one.

    by NinjaRap

    It was easily better than both of the crappy Transformers movies, but nobody seemed to give it a fair shake. Loads of fun, and definitely Sommers' best film so far.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    G.i. Joe was popcorn Summer flick fun

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    from the triple layer headquarters, the vehicles to the ridiculous exo-suits and the story was simple enough to follow. The movie was far from boring, It was like watching a kid with a crazy imagination play with an obnoxious G.I. Joe toy collection for the world to see.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Thanx Dr Strangepork

    by barryallen77

    it seemed channum thought the whole movie was a big audition for the "malibu's most wanted" sequel

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    The Paris and pyramid fights were fun though

    by leo54304

    That and Sienna Millers tits make it almost worth buying for $5 on DVD as HapaPapa mentioned.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Homer says: Olivia Wilde, mmmmmhhhh

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Baroness will be Lady Jaye

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I have a gut feeling

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by gruemanlives

    "Its design was completely illogical. Like something a grade-schooler would draw. There was absolutely no thought behind it." This is not story logic. This is real world logic you are still complaining about.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Can we get a roadblock or a quick-kick or

    by barryallen77

    even a shipwreck for the love a god?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    theycallmemrtibbs

    by gruemanlives

    I couldn't agree with you more.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Needed a Baroness in her underwear scene

    by D.Vader

    Then I might buy it from the 5 dollar bin.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    The most unwanted sequel in film history

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Maybe next to Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    the baroness...

    by soup74

    im guessing she was faking her 'recovery' at the end of the movie. there was actually a bunch of set up for the sequel. they never actually showed storm shadow killing his master either... so im sure that plot point will come back up. (if they go the comic route, storm shadow will still be alive by using his 'ninja concentration' to slow down his internal workings until he could find a place to heal himself.)

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by selfblumpkin

    Ill agree with you regarding Memento and Insomnia being soulless, but come on...Inception had all KINDS of soul. Prestige, BB, and TDK too, although a lesser degree of "soul"

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Street Fighter from 1994

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Was a better G.I. Joe movie than the Sommers film.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    gruemanlives

    by D.Vader

    I supposed you could argue that, but in my opinion, its story-logic. Because nothing in that design made any sense. They're in a super massive empty hangar... that holds what? Lots of... air? Their cell has barely enough room for them to stand... so what, we're torturing these guys? Then they have metal enclose them in their laser beams... what, were the laser bars not enough to hold them in? <p> Nothing about it makes sense. And worse yet, the effect looked terrible and terribly cheesy. Its story logic for me. Real world logic would have be complaining about the laser bars because "that's not real". Story logic has me complaining because "that doesn't make sense".

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I had to kill Paramount because they made a mistake.

    by DickJones

    ..in not green-lighting Anchorman 2 instead of this shit.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Sienna's Millers

    by Samuel Fulmer

    You guys do realize they were nothing more than a push up and falsies. She even said as much doing PR for the film.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    GI Joe wasn't bad . It was TERRIBLE

    by Jared_Syn_City

    ...so the French guy sticks 2 spikes into the bad guys head, and then they can display the map of the Big bad guys lair on a small LCD TV ... Fuck this movie. GI Joe deserved better than that horrible wreck

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I hated that they made the Baroness brainwashed

    by Tacom

    They should have made her out an out evil. Now I felt bad that she ended up in prison even though her mind was essentially manipulated by her brother.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Sommers is one of my Top 5 Hacks...

    by ZoeFan

    I consider him The Father of Overuse of CGI in movies. There's no talent in that. It should be frowned upon.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    At least Bay's Transformers had good effects

    by Samuel Fulmer

    G.I. Joe's looked like something on par with Sewer Shark for the Sega CD.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by Nice Marmot

    It's a G.I. Joe movie.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    REBOOT! REBOOT! REBOOT!!!!!

    by The Game Master

    In this day and age of total f'-ups and quick reboots, there's no franchise in greater need of this than G.I. Joe. After all, Batman got turned around in 8 short years. The Hulk, five. Punisher, four. There's no reason G.I. Joe couldn't have a two-year turnaround time for a full reboot. Make the 30th Anniversary of the Real American Hero line of toys and comics and cartoons a re-launch of a film franchise that gets it right. First order of business: Rey Park as Snake-Eyes, the ONLY thing done right in the last "movie", and flush the rest of that movie's team, from cast and crew, right down the T.O.I.L.E.T. (Total Oblivion Invitation for Loser Entertainment Traitors). Don't believe me? Walk through Comic Con, the mecca of fandom. You'll see tons of G.I. Joe costumes, but NOT ONE based on that horrific movie.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    "Like something a grade-schooler would draw."

    by 11dayempire

    Yes, that's the point. Story logic is irrelevant; GI JOE is essentially What's Going On In An 8-Year-Old Boy's Mind when he's smashing his GI JOE toys together, projected onto the big screen. Does it look cool? Yes? Then it's in the film.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by D.Vader

    I'd like some story logic in my GI JOE movie. You know, to make it even more enjoyable than just "it looked like a 12 year old playing with expensive toys". <p> It CAN be better than that you know.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    this is the news i've been waiting all year for ...

    by JackGraham

    i wonder if Nolan is considering directing this amazingly original, thought provoking franchise. i bet Channing Tatum hoped GI Joe would flop bcos he's probably contractually obliged to do a few more, and since his recent output has made him more ahem respectable in the romantic drama market, going back to GI Joe is probably the last thing he wants.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Moranic idiots.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    "Moranic idiots" Rick Moranis followers?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Who does your taxes?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    the baroness...

    by Sailor Rip

    needs to be evil. not mind controlled evil. like someone else said I hope she was faking because that is a great villain and if they don't use her it's a mistake. <p> Jason Lee for Shipwreck is cool and they need him in this film. Who else. <p> Fire Fly. Beach Head. Cobra Troops and Vipers, Tomax & Xamot(as silent partners to fund Cobra)All in their CARTOON OUTFITS. <p> LISTEN. All the designs from the show are great. Keep them.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Have the "It was just a cartoon to sell toys"

    by Samuel Fulmer

    morons come out of the woodwork yet. The same douches that cry when their beloved comic books get tarnished even though you could say the comics were only written to sell ad space for Charles Atlas and X-Ray specs.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    "Memento and Insomnia being soulless"

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    I think people are mistaking this vague notion of being "soulless" with atmosphere and mood. Have you people seen these movies?? They're pretty downbeat. Do they need moments where Usher or James Brown interrupt the action to perform a song and dance?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    no one's mentioned Deep Rising yet.

    by thatfilmlover

    so I'll do the honours, you should all be ashamed of yourselves for letting the talk back run this long without it. As for Sommers, it was all down hill from there.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Garbage.

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Reboot the whole thing. The direction was crap, the script was crap, the acting was crap, the special effects were crap. At the very least recast Duke and Ripcord. Every time Marlon Wayons was on screen I wanted to rip my eyes out.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Dennis Quaid in G.I. Joe looked like

    by Samuel Fulmer

    He had just gotten out of a prison shower after dropping a bar of soap. A no this wasn't after he got bonked over the head, but even at the start of the film. The guy probably was ashamed.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    "Does it look cool?"

    by D.Vader

    No. No, it looked fucking stupid because it didn't make any sense. <p> Much like the green screened background of the new "V" series, in which every room is a massive waste of space. No furniture, no shelves, no plants, etc. I get that they're aliens, but for aliens who might not have need of that stuff, they sure like to live in giant, empty rooms devoid of any kind of interesting or functional design.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Sommers should never direct again.

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Mummy movies were a poorly executed good idea, Van Helsing was unwatchable (except for Kate Beckinsdale) GI Joe was complete crap. Nuff said.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>"Do they need moments where Usher or James Brown interrupt the action to perform a song and dance?"</p> <p>Not necessarily, but it couldn't hurt to have an Usher cameo where he is just a regular soldier and kills one of the bad guys. I think every pop sensation should make the transition to dramatic acting. Every.Single.One.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Here's how G.I. Joe SHOULD be done . . .

    by The Game Master

    Follow the example of Predator, Aliens, or The Expendibles. Maybe not quite as hard-core R, but that sort of action-team mentality, but a little gritty and, ya know, believable. More like the comic book than the cartoon. Have Larry Hama write the script. And just for fun, here's a cast: Snake-Eyes: Rey Park. Gung-Ho: Steve Austin. Roadblock: Michael Clark Duncan. Storm-Shadow: Jet Li. AND DON'T HAVE DUKE!!!! Christ! Duke was the cookie-cutter, shoved-down-your-throat prototypical hero. I'm American and I still hate the guy. Have the team led by General Hawk, or Stalker, or Flint. Duke makes me puke. Even the comic book's talent pool could barely make the guy tolerable.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    You know what would have made the movie better?

    by D.Vader

    If in the beginning, or even better in the end, we pull back to reveal it IS all just an 8 year old playing with his GI JOES in the backyard. I would have had immense respect for the movie if that had happened.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Whyyyyy...that's Crap-tacular News!!!!!

    by Arcangel2020

    Oh great! A sequel to a film that was incredibly SUCK ASS! (Thankfully I never paid to go and see this movie in the Theater! Watching it on DVD was bad enough and I forced myself to actually get through it all) So we can look forward to even more incredibly lame storylines and the further ruination of the GI Joe mythos that I loved from the Comic books as a kid? More incredibly crappy and lame CGI stunts and effects? More of Marlon Wayans incredibly lame and stupid acting? (Where did this guy ever get the idea or notion he could act!?! Yeahhhhh...a GI Joe Sequel is definitely something I am NOT looking forward to!! This is crap-tacular news!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    I like both GI Joe and Transformers

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>Not sure which one is more fun, maybe Transformers. But they are both enjoyable, purposely disposable entertainment.</p> <p>They probably aren't going to inspire me to change my life, the only filmmaker who can do that for me right now is Hitchcock. But they are a fun way to spend a few hours.</p> <p>Some people feel like their intelligence is insulted by movies like this, but I beg to differ. They insult their own intelligence by even being bothered by them in the first place.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    @ thatfilmlover

    by palimpsest

    Kudos to you for mentioning DEEP RISING first. Sommers gets a pass for that movie alone.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    And WHO is the director?

    by HSStudios

    I don't understand the title of this post. "Looks like The GI Joe Sequel has A Director!!" OK. And that is...?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Ignore last post

    by HSStudios

    I see now. Wording was strange for me.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Wasn't there talk that Sommers had been

    by Samuel Fulmer

    pushed out of the editing process and off the first G.I. Joe towards the end of post production? Does anyone know what happened?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    WHAT?!?! THEY HAVEN'T BEGUN FILMING THE SEQUEL YET?!?!

    by BringingSexyBack

    What are they waiting for!?!? Get to it!!! I loves me some GI JOe/

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    i hope see beachhead in the sequel.

    by nickbeta

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by vadakinX

    The only issue I have with your argument is that you call Transformers smarter. GI Joe was bad but the Transformers movies are abominations. The amount of illogical crap that occurs in those movies, especially the second one, puts your anger over Cobra Commander's prison cell to shame. <p> GI Joe isn't a good movie. It could have been. So could Transformers. But the people behind them have the attitude of "oh lets just blow shit up. People are stupid" and don't bother to try injecting any substance into the movie or developing characters beyond card board cut outs and cliches. <p> As retarded as GI Joe was, it still had nothing on Transformers with leg-humping robots, human disguises, teleporting to the other side of the planet where it's the exact same time of day, bringing alien devices into densely populated areas to stage battles, endangering the lives of millions, then trying to cover it up (that one is courtesy of the first film), racist robots, robot heaven (a scene that seemed to be stolen from JJ Abrams awful Superman script incidentally)...the list goes on and on and on. <p> So please feel free to bash GI Joe. I encourage it. Just don't hold the Transformers movies up as some sort of standard that GI Joe fails to meet because Transformers is far worse.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Funny thing...

    by catlettuce4

    If it had been titled anything but GI Joe I would have thought it was an ambitious though fairly mindless summer movie (when did they ever give us such an over the top team-based picture with several crazy villains, that was an ORIGINAL production, not an adaptation of something?) It was actually a fun pseudo-military/sci-fi action flick, like MegaForce if it had been done much better. The problem I had with it is that compared to the characters and stories of the old Marvel GI Joe comic the movie felt dumbed down and changed needlessly in almost every area. I'll certainly give the sequel a chance though, knowing it is a new and very different take on GI Joe.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    They NEED Barry Bostwick in the GI Joe sequel.

    by Royston Lodge

    That would be the BEST stunt casting EVER in the history of EVER.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    does everyone want more downbeat and moody..

    by emeraldboy

    popcorn films? is there a hatred for bang for your buck creeping in? do people want action films with reality? or at least action movies that are based in the world we live in today? it seems to me there is less of an apeptite for leave your brains outside the multiplex door.....

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    STORM SHADOW DEF WILL BE BACK

    by BringingSexyBack

    He fell into the ice water which put him in hibernation. I want a lot more ninja action next time.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    The MegaForce connection

    by catlettuce4

    Aside from the new GI Joe being almost an exact copy of MegaForce in concept, and having the same massive underground base, was it coincidence that the Joe base was under the pyramids, and the Megaforce base "put the pyramids to shame?" If you haven't seen Megaforce yet, do yourself a favor and don't... just youtube the scene of Ace on his flying motorcycle. Oh, and how about the MegaForce title typeface/logo... ever notice it's the EXACT same typeface as the original Metal Gear game on the NES? MegaForce was so influential, just not a good movie on it's own.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    We don't need downbeat and moody popcorn

    by Samuel Fulmer

    flicks, but how about more optimistic ones with GOOD special effects, decent acting, and an engaging story. Is that too much to ask? You know, like the kind of popcorn films that were coming out of Hollywood 15-20 years ago.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    "Normal People"???

    by NightArrows

    QUOTE: "The normal people who went to see it enjoyed it for what it was".... Bullfuckingshit. The "normal people" you speak of are in fact, morons. Both films were garbage, and if you eat garbage and claim to "enjoy it for what it was" then in fact you are a fucking moron. Nothing wrong with eating garbage as long as you are either homeless, or realize what in fact it makes you if you have other options.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Awesome news - I loved the first one

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    first one has quickly become one of my guilty pleasures, i'm glad Sommers is back he's the only one i'd trust to take on the material. Joe should be camp, a real world take on the franchise would be retarded

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I don't know about you but I consider bang for my buck to mean a movie that has at least a decent script, somewhat competent direction, decent acting and effects that don't look like they were done on a 12 year old PC. GI Joe doesn't need to be a dark gritty movie...it just needs to be made by people who actually give a shit about the property.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    I don't mind mindless action flicks.

    by catlettuce4

    The problem in the case of GI Joe was (For me) that the comics were both crazy fun AND had more in depth characters and more believable plots. That's all. In the case of Transformers... hell, I have always liked Michael Bay films, knowing they would at least have great action and explosions. Honestly, that's all he does but he's the best at it. I found Transformers (The first one, haven't seen the second) to be a huge letdown on the cool action part. I found it dull with very bad pacing. The robots only fought for a few minutes and even then you could hardly tell who was who. Most of the running time was Sam's teenage woes and dull/pointless government meetings and the military plotline/characters that could have been cut from the film with no consequence. It was not one of Bay's best, not even close.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Did anyone else notice the other stuff after you watched the GI

    by TheGr81SLASH

    Just seeing the MASK theme made my day....... Where did those times go? I had the cycle/coptor, BTW.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Not liking Sommers G.I. Joe=Abnormal?????

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Actually I thought not liking it was the first clue of one's sanity.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    JOE theme?

    by TheGr81SLASH

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    FIRST TIME I SAW IT I THOUGHT PARIS SEQUENCE WAS THE CLIMAX

    by BringingSexyBack

    Little did I know we would climax again. That contributed to a most pleasurable experience.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    No Shipwreck = not interested.

    by jimbojones123

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    VadakinX, I've only seen TF2 once

    by D.Vader

    So I can't comment too well on that one. But I've seen the first Transformers many times, and I still feel it has better internal story logic than GI JOE.<p> The only one I think you are right on is the final battle taking place in a densely populated area. I don't quite recall why the battle happened in the city... But didn't it have something to do with Bumblebee, Shia, and the military trying to get the Cube to Optimus? And perhaps the quickest way to get to them was to meet in the middle- and that middle happened to be a city? Makes sense to me. <p> But I will give you this: human-looking Transformers make sense, but only if you're going to continue to use them in your plans, not just once to get close to Shia. Unless you don't give a shit about anything else, like pretending to be the President, in which case, I don't think they did. <p> Racist robots is another debate entirely and doesn't have any bearing on the story logic. Robot heaven... yeah that was weird, but it could just be a mental message implanted by the Cube shard since it was already screwing with his mind. <p> But like I said, I've only seen it once and that was in the theater, so I can't comment too well on the second movie. I still think the first Transformers certainly has a better cohesive logic to it than GI JOE did.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I must admit.

    by catlettuce4

    I was very skeptical of GI Joe, but a friend rented it and asked me to watch it, so I did. And I thought it was fun. I laughed at how cheesy some of it was, but also laughed at some things that were meant to be funny. Some of the action was cool and exciting. It was true to the spirit of the cartoon, and in some ways even the (far superior) comics. But they changed pretty much every character/backstory for no good reason. The comics were just as much of a soap opera as the film, but the film got all the character connections, motivations and relationships "wrong". I can't say it was a bad movie for that, but it was a disappointing adaptation. I can't be too upset though, it was enjoyable on it's own terms.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    the best GIJoe movie is

    by the new transported man

    PREDATOR. Tell me I'm wrong!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by catlettuce4

    The Decepticons can't use a humanoid robot to impersonate the president, because Cobra already had Zartan impersonating the president. I think the Decepticons and Cobra are in cahoots.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah

    by thecheesegrommit

    I never got the hate for this movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I did not enjoy hie previous films. GI Joe was a great action flick with a cool premise. Sorry haters.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Sometimes...

    by mtoast

    ...I really question the use of exclamation points in these titles.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    I hope the sequel is gritty and edgy.

    by Royston Lodge

    Wakka wakka wakka!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    NightArrows

    by cylon_conspiracy

    I take it back. Getting violently upset over a movie about robot cars is a sign of intelligence. I stand corrected.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    GI JOE was a fun movie

    by Curious Jorge

    Is there any higher praise for an action flick than that?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    The best G.I. Joe movie was Invasion U.S.A.

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Chuck looked like Outback, and the swamp chase in the bayou was straight out of a Zartan centric cartoon episode.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Wheres Gibson USA Returns?

    by savagedave

    Did he kill himself after the first one came out?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    the new transported man

    by catlettuce4

    Agreed completely. Dutch's team reminded me very strongly of the Joe team from the comic books. Each with personality, but nobody too over the top. And a real sense of military realism, even if some of the stuff in GI Joe is cutting edge/slightly futuristic. Somewhere between Predator and MEtal Gear Solid lies the proper spot for a GI Joe film. Not dark, and yes there is a place for humor and fun action, it just ought to be treated respectfully not as a living cartoon.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Sommers

    by THX1968

    Listen, this guy gets a bad rap. I really liked G.I. Joe, and I am a discerning fan of the material and toys. I recently watched Van Helsing again, and though I really despised it the first time around, I found myself laughing and generally enjoying myself. That's when I understood where Sommers was coming from as a director. We are so accustomed to slick entertainment with pulp characters that have become increasingly embedded into a stark reality, that we forgot about the goofy fun stuff which there is more than enough room for. Sommers makes goofy, fun, Saturday Matinee flicks. He always has. He can't resist a good gross-out moment (melting heads in G.I. Joe, beetles eating you from the inside-out in the Mummy, etc.), he has a firm handle on complicated action, and his films have a great sense of humor. I am officially a fan of Stephen Sommers. He was gone for about five years after Van Helsing (producing mostly), but I'm glad he's back in the director's chair.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    The normal people

    by cylon_conspiracy

    are the ones who lose sleep and get furious over the existence of people like Michael Bay. The abnormal people are the one's who go about their lives without being sent into manic depression because of what Michael Bay did to the Transformers, don't hate Megan Fox, and actually are easy going and just enjoy life as it comes. Those weirdos!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Baroness may have been using push ups

    by leo54304

    but they were still nice to look at. If I was cobra leader I'd do two things with her: sleep with her every chance I could and put her in charge of recruitment. Have her hit the frat houses across america during friday night parties. Really, if Baroness with her titties on full display offered you a full time job with benefits (including her) after you had at least a six pack of beer no way you'd say no to her.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by thommcg

    About as gritty and edgy as a Craig David song...

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    catlettuce4- BRILLIANT

    by D.Vader

    I like your ideas sir. Let's give you a few million dollars to write the next sequel!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Normal people are so weird.

    by Royston Lodge

    I am ON FIRE today!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by cylon_conspiracy

    You're purposely misreading my statement. I said normal people are people who don't spend time on movie sites like this. We are in the minority. And adults fighting over GI Joe is not normal, sorry. It might be fun but it is not "normal". But my my point was that there are just more people who don't give two shits if GI Joe is life-changing. They are the ones who enjoy movies and decide if a movie is successful. The geeks are a small minority. And before you insult the people who enjoyed GI Joe, you need to realize that one can enjoy a host of different type of films, for what they are. Strange but true.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Does anyone remember Sommers Huck Finn?

    by cylon_conspiracy

    I seem to remember really enjoying that one. That was not a mindless action movie. It was a sanitized version of the book though.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Snake Eyes mask

    by thommcg

    Hope that doesn't re-appear in the sequel.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I barely remember his Jungle Book movie

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    First film was dreadful

    by J.B.M.A.

    And made no effort to use what could be extremely cool (if daft) characters in any decent fashion. And the costumes were just TRAGIC. I mean come ON - how do you manage to make Snake Eyes look like a dumpy rubber weightlifter and Storm Shadow some kind of gay fashionista ninja. Terrible.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    VADER - ALL YOUR QUALMS ABOUT JOE ARE VALID

    by BringingSexyBack

    That said, it seems from this talkback that fun is in the eye of the beholder. And that's okay. Joe is one of those love it or loathe it deals. I really happen to enjoy it, it's on rotation on my iPod. It's got a lot of fine ass action that to me is well executed. I overlook a lot of its flaws because it's apparent that Sommers made a live action toon. Nothing more. And Sienna Miller asa raven haired, leather garbed femme fatale is just icing on the cake.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    cylon_conspiracy-You miss the point

    by Samuel Fulmer

    First of all just because someone likes a bad movie doesn't make it good. There's plenty of shitty films I like, but I'm not going to be shocked when most people (normal or otherwise) think it sucks. We've seen what happened with G.I. Joe happen before. A film does moderately well (let's say like Flintstones or the Pink Panther with Steve Martin), the studio thinks they have a franchise on their hands, and the second one flops because everyone who was duped into seeing the first one figures that more than likely the second film will suck too. Those that actually look forward to the next film are in a minority, and it tanks.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    D. Vader - thanks.

    by catlettuce4

    Assuming you were being serious and not joking with me. (This is Northy by the way :P )

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Gibson USA Returns suicide

    by the new transported man

    <p>RIP. May you forever Make Your Move in the big battlefield in the sky.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    That's fine BSB

    by D.Vader

    I just wanted more. I would have been okay with the movie were it not for those moments of stupidity I mentioned that really took me out of the film. And I really, really enjoyed that first COBRA/MARS attack on the US convoy near the beginning. That felt like GI JOE to me. Then it just went downhill from there. <p> Also, someone needs to assassinate Channing Tatum.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Of course I was serious, Catlettuce4

    by D.Vader

    And Northy! Holy hell, how are ya?! Good to see you round here! I've been trying to post stuff at the other place lately. Need to get back into the habit of stopping by there more often.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    It's funny but sites like this

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Can make me enjoy a movie I might have not bothered with in the first place. I liked the first Transformers but when Part 2 came out I didn't plan on seeing it in the theaters, I put it in the rental category. Then I read all the passionate hate for it and realized I was missing something pretty special, if it could have such a strong effect on people. So thanks to you guys that movie got several dollars more from me than it would have otherwise. I didn't see GI Joe in the theaters, and when it came out on DVD I had no plan on seeing it because all you smart people said it was the worst movie of all time. But then I read it was visually really cool, so I put it on the Que. I probably enjoyed it more than people who knew nothing about it going in, because my expectations were so low. Visually it's one of the best sci-fi type films we've had in years, from sheer scope and production design, and the action and acting are campy and fun in the right measures. So I ended up liking it more just because I figured it was literally the worst film ever made. But I remembered what I learned from Transformers, the only opinion that really matters is your own I guess. But life is so much more fun when works of art don't insult you personally. Take or leave, leave nothing behind.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    gi joe sucked! worst movie ever!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Understand whait it was made for, but it was terrible at that....at least transformers 1 + 2 was fun and funny and made sense in that universe...joe, I literally walkd out durin action to buy a nasty drink just to get away from that nonsense

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    TATUM IS VERY WEAK, I AGREE

    by BringingSexyBack

    But at this point I'd rather they keep him for continuity's sake. Unless they get Paul Walker, cuz I like him.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    scenes I want to see in the last act of a GIJoe movie

    by the new transported man

    <p>-Shipwreck, Wet Suit, etc. on the open seas</p><p>-Recondo, Stalker, etc. in some jungle warfare</p><p>-Snake Eyes & crew fighting Night Creepers</p><p>Barbecue putting out fires</p><p>vehicle battles</p><p>Croc Master

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    D vaders right: Need Baroness panty scene

    by leo54304

    Got it figured out: Shot of semi light bedroom of Baroness. Bare foot hits the floor. With camera to her back, naked Baroness walks to drawer and opens it. With two hands, holds up black pair panties that say: Bitch is back and puts them on. Walks to closet puts on skintight outfit and arms herself. Walks to door, with head over shoulder, looks at camera, winks and blows a kiss. Then walks out. All done to the song "Evil Woman".

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Just because someone thinks a movie is bad doesn't make it bad. When I saw GI Joe I wanted to see the sequel, so I was satisfied. I wouldn't compare it to the Flintstones or the Pink Panther, but you're free to do so.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    On the issue of Baroness, etc.

    by catlettuce4

    She really needs to be evil (willingly) and genuinely in love with Destro. There's never been an incarnation of GI Joe where those things weren't true until the movie came out, where for some reason both were changed. And yet.... I find I don't totally hate what they did. It gives boring old Duke a little shot in the arm, character wise, and it was certainly a crazy topsy-turvy sort of thing to include for long time fans of GI Joe. The implications of her being good/mind-controlled mean the sequel will go in directions we can't predict. I guess I am just resigned to the fact that the movie version is not the "real" GI Joe, but it has some merits on it's own, and will play out differently, kind of like a "What If" or "Elseworlds" issue of a comic book. It's just so zany and ridiculous I kind of like it, though I still would have preferred that Hollywood gave us a GI Joe that showed the rest of the world what fans of the old comics have known for 20 years... it was not just a toy commercial, it was a collection of very interesting, beloved, well-developed characters and frankly awesome plots and adventures. The movie was fun, but that's just one piece of the Joe experience.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I WAS DREADING MARLON WAYANS

    by BringingSexyBack

    But he did a good job. Wasn't as annoying as I predicted. Ta-Cain!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    well said vadakinX

    by TheManWhoCan

    Both movies are bad but Transformers is dreadful on so many more levels. <br>As an absolutely harmless kids film, GI Joe delivers. <br> As for Transformers 1&2, if I had kids, I wouldn’t let them watch those movies, as they are just nosey, obnoxious, racist, sexist, and unfunny insult to anyone’s intelligence and one of the reasons that movies are the way they are today. Iron Man2 for example, seemed to be made in the mould of TF2, in that it was all the stupid jibber-jabber dialogue and muddy pew-pew-bang-bang action elements of the first movie cranked up to 11, with little regard to the plot or logic, but hay, fuck the audience right? A few money shots in the trailers and there tickets are as good as paid for anyway. Afterwards that fat fuck, director admitted that the movie was a rush job! It made a fortune also! WTF!!!<br> This Hollywood attitude makes so call “original” and “intelligent” movies like Inception look like …well…original and intelligent in comparison., when in fact Inception was rife with all sorts of flaws. And was a 3 (out of 4) star movie at best. <p> I have no doubt at the current trend will continue into GI Joe 2. If anyone didn’t like the first movie and is actually hoping for a better sequel, they had better not hold their breath, that’s all I’m saying. <br>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Oh and...

    by catlettuce4

    Wasn't it hilarious? Duke has a girlfriend who is mind controlled with a little hand held device, and he obtained the device by the end of the film, and kept it! Wonder if he even told Hawk and the others the controller existed, or kept it his own personal little secret....

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Kind of liked it

    by moviemaniac-7

    Played with the toys, own the animated movie and own RoC on DVD. However, I like these kind of movies for the sheer mindless fun (lots of explosion, minimum exposition) they bring. It's like watching an ep of A-Team when 8 years old. Hell, it felt like watching the A-Team movie this summer. Harmless exploding fun. I like it. They're my guilty pleasure.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    alternate ending for the GIJoe movie

    by the new transported man

    pull the camera back to reveal they were just toys in some kid's bathtub

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Sarah Palin is Baroness' aunt its so obvious

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Would love to see Stalker in this.

    by catlettuce4

    I can't eblieve I'm saying it, but I would have even preferred it if Marlon Wayans had been cast as Stalker. Stalker is a way more important Joe team member than Ripcord (or Duke for that matter), one of THE big characters in fact.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    this is the best news i've heard all day...

    by TheBaxter

    for me to poop on.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    If normal people enjoy Bayformers and GI Blows

    by Nerd Rage

    Then they're easily entertained morons. Stupid movies are boring because you can't get invested in the characters or story. Disposable entertainment means it's forgettable trash. There's no excuse for it. It's lazy filmnaking. Bay and Sommers should be directing monster truck rallies, not nostalgia films that barely tap into what made the originals popular in the first place.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    ?????????????????

    by treatment

    if Tomax felt that the first movie was crap does that mean Xamot feels the sequel will suck also?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Mr Cylon

    by J.B.M.A.

    I have to take issue with the notion that G.I.Joe is 'visually...one of the best sci-fi type films we've had in years' - no it isn't. The production design on that film is AWFUL, especially given the wealth of material they had to work from. Most of the vehical work is either mundane (the Joe jets) or just toy franchise lame (any of stuff at the underwater base) and as I previously mentioned the costuming is atrocious. Putting all the Joes in black jumpsuits when your most popular hero character has his whole look modelled on this, is just bizarre as well as fucking DULL. And whay does everything look so CHEAP? Sure, a lot of the toys had crazy camp looks, but so much of it is actually works brilliantly in the same way Superhero stuff shouldn't, but does. GONE is Cobra Commander's iconic look, GONE are the Nazi-esque overtones to the Cobra Troopers and the Crimson Guardsmen, IN comes mediocrity and vague generic sci-fi bollocks.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Baroness was miscast

    by Nerd Rage

    Framke Janssen was born for that role and could easily do a thick German accent. Sienna Miller is cute but she ain't no Baroness. Oh and everyone else sucked too.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    1st Gi_JOE movie was actually better than Die Hard in every way

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    The first GiJOE movie was actually better than Die Hard in every way possible. It had better action and a far more interesting cast. <P>Plus at least it was a modern movie and not the tired old Bruce Willis flick which is highly over rated and long past it's prime.<P><P> That's what I'd be saying if I was fucking insane.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>What do you say to people who enjoy GI Joe and Transformers but also love the same movies you do? Which ones make them easily entertained?</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    J.B.M.A.

    by cylon_conspiracy

    You were obviously more emotionally impacted by GI Joe than I was. I thought it looked great.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Baroness underwear scene or NO PEACE!

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    And I played with the toys in the 80s too

    by cylon_conspiracy

    So I know what "original" GI Joe is.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Here's how to deal with movies you don't like

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Normal people do this: when they don't like a movie, they are usually bored and don't watch it all the way through. And if they do, they completely forget about the movie once it's over, and never a thought about it will cross their minds again. And if it does it will be more of an "eh, I saw it."</p> <p>But they don't feel passionate hate for it. My contention that is if you feel passionate hate for something, you don't in fact hate it. You actually kind of love it in a sick way. Otherwise, you wouldn't feel a thing.</p> <p>The problem people make is they don't judge these things as movies, they judge them based on the toys they played with as a kid. So they actually never "see" the movie at all, they only see their memories in their heads, and those memories are yours alone, they aren't going to be in a movie. So make peace with that.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    NO PEACE!

    by the new transported man

    LOLZ

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Hate hate hate!

    by IKilledSuperman

    Deep Rising, Mummy, Van Helsing are all good and unpretentious fun movies, I really don´t get the all the hate. (Dracula in VH always makes me LMFAO). GI Joe was targeted at pre-15 kids, and as such it was a nice sci-fi actioneer. Nobody expected Dark Knight quality there.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    The thing about Sommers is...

    by thommcg

    When he manages to, he makes highly entertaining pieces of crap, e.g. The Mummy, Deep Rising were great fun, whereas The Mummy 2 and Van Helsing were abominations. And G.I. Joe certainly has a far greater fun level than the latter, the Paris chase was great.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Newly Transported Man

    by D.Vader

    I like the way you think. But I already beat you to it =P.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    BSB, yeah

    by lyleblake82000

    It would be nice to see Paul Walker because he's kinda dreamy, makes me weak in the knees to look at him. You might agree.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    actually.....

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    I gave the movie a shot (I rented it).....even with lowered expectations the flick was atrocious. The CG desert I recall being embarrassingly bad. It might have been cool as just a new animated flick though.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Fat_Rancor you are such a devious bastard!!

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I agree with cylon_conspiracy

    by catlettuce4

    The design on the movie was pretty cool. It was not really faithful to GI Joe, which is also very damn cool, but it was one of the better-looking and more imaginative sci-fi films (visually) than we have seen in a long time. That the universe and characters looked different (in some cases worse) than the originals should not be held against the designers. They did good, and were most likely instructed to change it all from the old look.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Baroness/Covergirl scissors match:To the orgasm!!

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I don't think it has as much to do with emotions

    by J.B.M.A.

    Good production design is obvious in any medium. The Joe toys (and comics etc) contain an equal mix of the very bad and very good. Very few (if any) of the better elements made it into the film - Snake Eyes costume merely being the most obvious example of a very poor attempt at realising what is essentially a very simple, but striking outfit. The 12" toy that Sideshow manufacture has a far more realistic and infinitely cooler costume and it's a 'collectable figurine'. That's just plain embarrassing.<p>Are you really suggesting that the 'we've seen-this-before' Joe jumpsuits were the pinnacle of sci-fi costuming? I worry if that is the case.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Tatum is a "wigger"

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Someone above mentioned that he heard Tatum is a wigger. This wouldn't suprise me--I thought so just from watching Joe, the way he mumbles his fucking words. Distracting.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Baroness miscast... perhaps.

    by catlettuce4

    As the "Real" Baroness, she did not live up to the character, but then the movie Baroness was Duke's old flame and a very different character. I wouldn't believe it if they'd had Duke of all people land a true hottie like the original Baroness. Still, there's something wrong when Scarlett is way hotter than the Baroness, isn't there?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Well, they turned the "Real American Hero" into a bunch

    by Coughlins Laws

    of UN peace-keepers. They changed the entire premise of what GI Joe stood for. It's really telling that the movie bombed in America and only made a profit because much of the overseas market is anti-American...

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    The JOE training room made me laugh...

    by D.Vader

    Because it reminded me of that time in Wayne's World when Wayne opened a door to a large room of ninjas and spies and badasses climbing ropes and training hardcore saying "I just always wanted to open a door to room where people are being trained like in James Bond movies. " <p> It was like a parody of that.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Deeds not Words

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Royson, I agree on Bostwick. Gotta get an elderly Ace Hunter in there to mentor the younglings. Don't forget the thumb-kiss.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Baroness would not be miscast

    by Abominable Snowcone

    on my lap

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    J.B.M.A.

    by catlettuce4

    I hate when they dress a team in identical suits too, especially when they are all black, and absolutely when one of their team members (Snake Eyes) is known for his all black outfit! However, the suits and the idea of the high tech armor technology that made them was cool, I thought, just not for GI Joe. I also really liked the Vipers and thought they were fairly fearsome. The flying Cobra vehicle was incredibly cool. It goes back to what I said in my first post here... if it had not been called GI Joe I might have really loved it. We never get stuff like this designed for movies that are not based on something already, why is that? Where's the imagination with regards to ORIGINAL ideas to make films out of?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Catlettuce4

    by J.B.M.A.

    I honestly don't know how you can agree that some (in my view MOST) of the characters looked worse than their comic/toy counterparts and then praise the designers for a job well done. If you are required to modernise or simply 'change' an already iconic or impactful design you'd better be ready to make yours at least as good - otherwise what's the point?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    by IKilledSuperman

    Mummy 2, right, I forgot about that one. It has improved a lot in my book after seeing Mummy 3, LOL.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Fan of what's being adapted = critical of the adaptation

    by Nerd Rage

    Of course fans are going to be vocal and passionate about the adaptations. They're fans of what is being adapted. Durr!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    More green in the outfits please

    by 3D-Man

    There was too much black leather/rubber/vinyl in the first film. It looked like X-MEN fer cryin' out loud.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    J.B.M.A. my reasons...

    by catlettuce4

    I liked the designs, just not as GI Joe. If this movie had not been called that and the characcter names were different I'd have thought it was a pretty cool new sci-fi universe they created. I'm as bothered as you are that they ignored the classic Joe designs and characters. I guess I just have separated the movie from real GI Joe in my mind. As stand-alone designs, I liked much of what was in the film, especially the technology.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Catlettuce4

    by J.B.M.A.

    I keep posting too late after you've already replied. I didn't read your initial post, but sure - I can understand that you might like some of the production design as a stand-alone affair. However that's not the case - this stuff was either based on (somehow, lord knows where) or designed for G.I.Joe and for that it frankly sucks, especially when the art department would have such a wonderful bounty of lush artworks to draw from. Either the director has no eyes or Hasbro demanded something new.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    next movie needs more wayans brothers

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    and some wayans sisters too

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Reboot!

    by LOST_FAN

    They are rebooting everything and the one damn film that needs a reboot, they make a sequel instead. See, this is what COCAINE does Hollywood!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    "wigger"

    by Nerd Rage

    Why are some people so threatened by a white boy who embraces black culture? As if it's the worst thing a white person could do. Also using the term wigger is just as racist as using the N-word but somehow it gets a pass.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    DEEP RISING IS SOMMERS' BEST!

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Jungle Book and Huck Finn weren't bad either. The first Mummy was definitely a lot of fun.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    For the record...

    by catlettuce4

    If it had been me in charge of the entire design for the film, I'd have gone with modernized but very real-world looks for the characters. In the model of modern (American!) military equipment, with a little dash of fantasy since it is GI Joe. For example, I'd have dressed Snake Eyes in an all black uniform like any modern commando might wear, with the goggles/visor added of course. I would have preferred it very much if they were as close to the classic designs as possible while rooting them in the modern military look instead of the 1980s look. Instead, the movie designers went very sci-fi with it. Of course GI Joe had those phases too, but I doubt those were any fan's favorite looks for the characters. What made Joe cool was that it was so strongly rooted in what was possible, pushing it just slightly into the realm of fantasy/sci-fi, especially with some of the villains like Zartan. The movie was a missed opportunity, but I can't blame the designers, as it was not up to them to decide the script or tone of the film.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    "the suits and the idea of the high tech armor"

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I gather someone writing the script for Sommers film watched Iron Man, or the 1980's Transformers the movie that had the little kid running around in something similar. The Paris chase scene was dumb fun, but man, that whole underwater end sequence felt like something out of a bad Roger Moore Bond film, or Die Another Day.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Isn't it racist to say there's a "black culture"? Shouldn't

    by Coughlins Laws

    we NOT be trying to group everyone from one race into one corner? I think that Dr. Martin Luther King was killed fighting against that sort of thing...

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    If any cares...

    by J.B.M.A.

    Sideshow Snake Eyes all paratroopered up:<p>http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=26101&ref=listing-page<p> Makes the movie dudes rubber tits look awful and it's a fuggin' TOY.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by the new transported man

    I'm saying, it took your post for me to realize that I should've been using NO PEACE for the last 15 years. It was right there the whole time!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by catlettuce4

    Sommers actually was quoted as saying the underwater finale was his homage to James Bond.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Hey!

    by Lemure_v2

    The first was exactly what it was meant to be: a fun movie about TOYS! Honestly, sometimes I think you nerds expect Kurosawa with every film. And I notice Harry has conveniently forgotten his love for Van Helsing...

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I want your movie too Catlettuce4

    by J.B.M.A.

    Would have been much cooler.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    J.B.M.A. you got it.

    by catlettuce4

    Sideshow has the right idea, making the classic designs look as true to life as possible without changing the character's look. I was thinking of them when I made my post above about the costuming I'd have wanted. Wouldn't it have been amazing to see Sideshow style Cobra troopers as well? And maybe a real-life HISS tank? Missed opportunity.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Totally!

    by J.B.M.A.

    Bizarrely the sideshow stuff is quite indicative of how you can make 'outlandish' costumes work with a little effort. Effort that is apparantly beyond yo' average Hollywood production team...

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Their first problem was...

    by catlettuce4

    (in my opinion) Not getting Larry Hama to write the script his way, without interference, from day one. The man knows how to write crowd-pleasing action as well as develop characters you can care about. Any visual mistakes or other problems can be traced back to the script which was not true to the already great and beloved characters. The non-fans would enjoy it no matter what you did, so why not make it right so the fans are on board as well? It's mind boggling.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Doesn't anyone realize...

    by DrGoodspeed

    that sommer's was locked out of the editing room as the movie was completely re-edited after test audiences absolutely hated it? G.I. was saved from being a complete abortion by a major re-edit. How do you bring back a director that fucked it that hard? Might as well put Paul W.S. Anderson on this one. At least he doesn't get kicked out of editing rooms.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    I never understand this either

    by J.B.M.A.

    And when you see in work with films like the first Iron Man everyone thinks its ananomaly. No it ISN"T. (we are now in a love-in Cat)

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    No it's not racist to identify a culture.

    by Nerd Rage

    MLK was against institutional segregation not cultural diversity.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Lemure_v2

    by catlettuce4

    I don't expect Kurosawa, but I'd have loved for it to be Hama! Just because it's fun and based on toys doesn't mean it can't be great. The flaw in your thinking is that it can only ever be "some toy" and not reach beyond that to be a legitimate entertainment that stands on it's own. The old comics WERE fun and sometimes even a little silly, but those moments were backed up with awesome storytelling and in-depth characters that were developed by an author who cared and put some effort into it. They became more than toys. GI Joe was as legitimate as ANY other comic you'd care to name, and yet in an era where other comics are being treated with respect, and faithful films are being made, GI Joe was altered in almost every way it could have been. It was basically a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen level of adaptation (though I think the Joe film was better than that!)

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Much as I respect the power of The Edit

    by J.B.M.A.

    It's quite obvious that all of the elements that some people on here (and elsewhere) hated were already part of the movie looong before the film wrapped (I.E. everything from the script, costumes, cast etc etc).

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Who cares, Grimlock is being cast in TF3!

    by ganymede3010

    I guess Bay is giving the haters one final fuck-you before he parts. Hahahaha..

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Good news though

    by Sailor Rip

    The Rise of Cobra movie came out too close to GI:JOE RESOLUTE for the latter to have any influence on the former. <p> I think most agree Resolute was great. Sommers should watch that 100 times and let that influence him.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Merrick- Question.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Has Harry seen Inception? <p> If so, is he planning on reviewing it anytime soon? There seems to be a deafening silence coming from him on this one.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    1997??????

    by maxin n relaxin

    whats up with all the posts from 1997? starship troopers screening? us marshalls review? dark empire? kiss the girls? crazy! you just threw me through a time loop

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Newly Transported Man

    by D.Vader

    I was actually referring to the post about the end of GI JOE revealing its a kid playing with his toys =).

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip: Better yet, just hire Warren Ellis for another one..

    by Royston Lodge

    ...and release it RIGHT before the sequel comes out, in order to shame Sommers ONE MORE TIME.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    DrGoodspeed

    by catlettuce4

    Officially everyone said that was just a hateful rumor and they don't know where it started. I am not sure what to think about that... but if you read on the making of the movie and so on, you will find out Sommers and Larry Hama and Hasbro had to go to the movie studio to FIGHT for certain elements to be kept in the film. For example, the studio said "There are too many masked charaters, have Snake Eyes lose the mask!" No shit. So if Sommers had been cut out of editing, I feel the movie would have been even WORSE! Sommers also said there was a scene where Storm Shadow revealed he did NOT kill his and Snake Eyes' master, and that Snake Eyes thus avoided making a lethal cut before Storm Shadow fell into the icy water. Sommers promised he would make that evident through a flashback in the sequel... good news, since it bugs me when they make Storm Shadow an two-dimensional evil character, since he was not. Believe it or not, I have some faith in Sommers, it's the studio suits I am worried about.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I'm still going with COCAINE

    by LOST_FAN

    That white powder is why this decision to make a sequel was made.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    The problem with Bayformers and GI Joe

    by Nerd Rage

    is that they're frat boy versions. The condescening nature of those movies are what a frat boy would think of the originals. What we need is a geek-centric version.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip

    by catlettuce4

    I liked Resolute a lot too, though I feel it suffered from the 5 minute "Webisode" format and also thought it had way too much exposition, and not enough fun or humor... just a little too grim and serious. I also didn't like the "Storm Shadow is pure evil" take on that character, nor the fact that Duke and Scarlett hooked up. I do appreciate that it was a fresh take on Joe by someone who had not previously been immersed in it though, and the action scenes were very cool. It was clearly far more faithful to the original than the movie, of course.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage

    by catlettuce4

    I think you're on to something there.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Go cry somewhere else, Nerd Rage.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    You whiny wigger.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    GI JOE Porn

    by LOST_FAN

    Now that I'd pay for. What do you think? Lexi Belle as Scarlett? Sasha Grey as Baroness? Make as many sequels as you want.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    GI JOE was awesome!!! Come on!!! Accept it!!!

    by bloodawn5

    Ninjas, soldiers,cobra, Ninjas, action scenes, ninjas, Cobra Commander, ninjas and that black guy cracking Jokes the whole movie I love it!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    who cares? really...

    by luke_lymon

    who cares?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    who cares? really...

    by luke_lymon

    who cares?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    WooHoo

    by D o o d

    I hope hollywood keep going in this direction of butchering remakes of old classics and making sequels and prequels of turds.<p>Do you guys realise how much money I have saved from not going to the cinema?!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Yes the movie was not great, but it had some graphic violence

    by moorE12

    for being the type of movie it was.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Thank for the warning!

    by Quake II

    Now I can plan on avoiding this like I did the first one (finally watched it on dvd and found it to be a cinematic atrocity).

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I got my $ worth on the first one.

    by disfigurehead

    I wanted some decent snake eyes and a decent action sequence. I got it. The rest of it was shitty.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Tatum made Wayans look like a great actor in the first one.

    by alienindisguise

    Tatum is way too ghetto to pull off Duke. If he's on board, I'm not.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    its all to do with money...

    by emeraldboy

    and nothing to do cocaine. funny things happen to you when you make a shitload of money. you tend to stop caring and stuff. especially about the quality of the product. look at simon cowell. the guy knows nothing about the music business and he's worth 150 miillion dollars.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Summer Popcorn Movie

    by DaKnifeOrDaGun

    Although some key roles in G.I.Joe were miscast, such as Channing as Duke and Sienna Miller as Baroness (sorry folks but the price of admission, including popcorn and soda are NOT worth a chick in a push up bra), the movie fulfilled it's duty as a summer popcorn movie. Channing being called a 'wigger' is just ridiculous. He doesnt have much range as a actor. Simply said. The movie made $300 million dollars so obviously something about the movie clicked with audiences. It wasnt a great movie but it was far from the worst (It's amazing how 'the worst movie' monkier gets thrown around so easily. I can name at least 5 movies that were pure garbage ( poor editing, acting, plot...etc)and were much worse.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Springfield

    by paburrows

    They should do the storyline from the Marvel comics about how Cobra Commander comes to Springfield as a soap salesman and recriut his troops through a big pyramid sceme and Springfield looks like a normal town, but is actually a secret base for Cobra! LOL I loved how about every 10 or so issues one of the Joes would stumble across the towns secret and then in the next issue they majically forget where it is cause they had to take a bus to leave or some other reason. Yet another reason why I loved that series.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    TA-CAIN!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Why does this movie need a director?

    by cgih8r

    If it's mostly CGI work and one liners they can just all show up and take orders from the studio execs via text messaging. The movie will sell just on name brand alone.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I don't like the movie yet I bought it on DVD & rewatch it.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    This mystifies me. Why do I watch G.I. Joe when I could watch Bad Taste instead? Is the poor judgment going to cascade to every aspect of my life?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Can we have a SPHINX/OSI movie instead?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Made by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer? <br> <br> The further animated adventures of Brock Samson, Holy Diver and Shoreleave?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Deep Rising was Sommers best

    by Jabroni

    No doubt about it. The movie is old school, giant monster camp, and has Jet Ski's, Shotguns and Famke Jensen.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    GI Joe

    by MegaBeth

    The worst major movie release I have ever seen. A complete piece of shit. I'm sure Par 2 will be just as big a piece of shit.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Lost_fan:Georgia Jones trumps Sasha Grey

    by leo54304

    Just check out her website and on freeones.com. Actually recommend everyone check freeones.com. Has something for everyone.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    D.Vader...."Laser bars"

    by Quake II

    What would the yearly cost of running laser bars to contain a prisoner be? Hundreds of thousands a year I would guess. Hardly a "green" choice the Joes made for containment and incarceration. Another small reason to hate the Gi Joe movie. Absolute disposable garbage that won't be thought about in 10 years except as a reference to the worst franchise films ever made. Even Super Mario Brothers and the first Street Fighter movie were more entertaining.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Replace Wayans

    by estacado1

    He was trying too hard to be Will Smith in the movie.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    When I rented Gi Joe, my 9 year old left the room

    by Quake II

    to go play with his legos. He sat there for about 20 minutes and then just got up in the middle of an action sequence and left. The kid loves Spongebob Squarepants but couldn't sit still for the Gi Joe movie. And I FORCED myself to finish it because I paid 4 bucks to rent it. So who is the target audience exactly?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    TA-CAIN!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    4 BUCKS? IT'S ONLY A DOLLAR AT THE RED BOX

    by BringingSexyBack

    And you can get 2 for 1 coupons.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    TA-CAIN!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Missed!!! Dammit!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Tarantino to direct next Joe movie (Will be R-rated)

    by leo54304

    Title will be GI Joe:Inglorious Basterds.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    NerdRage - You hit it right on, bro

    by Kremzeek

    That's exactly my problem with them too. It feels like Bay/Sommers and Co. pretty much said "Ok, G.I.Joe/TF kinda sucks, but we could make it really cool if we blow up stuff... etc". There's no respect for the source material or the people that love it whatsoever.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    TA-CAIN!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Oh! So close!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Let's be honest, the people that make these don't care.

    by ToMonicker

    They're always going to want to change what doesn't need changing, or whatnot, just to put "their" stamp on it. <p> I had intended seeing GI JOE in the theater on the cheap but didn't, and heard from others who did see it that it sucked- these were not JOE fans, just ordinary schmoes. <p> I used to have the complete run of GI JOE comics up to a point and enjoyed the cartoons mildly, but grew out of it before it went bust the first time, so frankly, besides the lure of the Baroness and the possibility of cool ninja action, I wasn't too broken up on missing it. <p> Will the next one be better? Good enough? Few sequels are better, if equal to their source. I guess we'll see. Maybe by then, I'll have actually seen the first one!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Fan of what's being adapted

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>"Of course fans are going to be vocal and passionate about the adaptations. They're fans of what is being adapted. Durr!"</p> <p>Yeah but being a fan of something being adapted means you have difficulty judging the movie on its own merits. In that case someone either unfamiliar with or not emotionally involved with GI Joe would be a better judge if it is a good/entertaining/successlful MOVIE or not. A geeky fan is so attached he can't see the forest for the trees.</p> <p>A great example is hating the movie because of it's costume design. That doesn't make it a bad movie. Someone who didn't know the difference would not be distracted by the costumes and would just judge it based on if it was entertaining or not. It doesn't mean they are somehow stupid. It means they have different priorities and so don't notice irrelevant (to the MOVIE ) details like if the costumes were the same as the comic/cartoon.</p> <p>Seriously who is most likely to be a better judge of a film? Someone who goes to the theater thinking "hey hope this is a good time, I'm in the mood for a fun, silly action movie" or someone going into the theater thinking "oh man they better have the exact same costumes as the most recent graphic novel adaptations and I hope it's not the suits from the original cartoon those are cheesy but they better have my favorite character and he better be exactly like he was in the cartoon and he better not be played by someone stupid because I have a very strong opinion on who should play his character and the ships better be exact replicas of the toys and blah blah blah".</p> <p>I wouldn't trust that person with judging the film because they have too many pre-conceived notions. And it's the same thing when a popular novel gets made into a movie. Those who loved the book are bound to be disappointed by the film. Those who haven't read the book are much better judges of if it was an entertaining MOVIE than those who already know the plot, know all the characters, and have preconceived notions of what the action on screen is supposed to be like.</p> <p>People who aren't attached should be the judge, not fans. And we are all bound to be disappointed by something we are previous fans of, but that's just the way it is.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Baywatch shot at end was hilarious

    by leo54304

    All the team walking toward camera in slo mo, trying to look tough. Actually they looked like they wanted their hands on the script writer for the crappy dialogue they had to give and thats why they were angry looking.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    TA .............. CAIN!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    BOOM!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    (500) DAYS OF RIPCORD

    by BringingSexyBack

    Ripcord: "So ... you're married." <P> Summer: "Yeah. Crazy, huh?" <P> Ripcord: "Ta-Cain."

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Quake II

    by Kremzeek

    My 11-year old son thought it was utter crap. That was the age I was MOST into G.I.Joe. He should've loved it - if it was done right, that is. The elements to make it a memorable franchise aren't there like in the 80s cartoon. It's not nostalgia either. I realize the writing is pretty bad, but there's something endearing about the series that's made it last all this time. With the movie, they obviously had no idea what demographic they were going for or how to implement it successfully (other than a temporary money-grab). If they did, my 11-year old and your 9-year old would've been on the edge of their seats the whole time.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    MAYBE KIDS THESE DAYS ARE JUST TOO SOPHISTICATED

    by BringingSexyBack

    for Joe. Ta-Cain!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    it was bad but i didnt hate it

    by MJDeViant

    Maybe cus as dumb as it was it didn't resort to crude humor and felt as dumb as most of the cartoons. Saw it for free and though I didn't like it I still think it was okay for a dumb summer younger than 13 crowd.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I DON'T KNOW, THE 9 AND 11 YEAR OLDS IN ME REALLY LOVE JOE

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Heh, Bringing...

    by Kremzeek

    Yeah, but the argument for these types of films is always "It's not made for your nerd-nostalgia, it's made for KIDS TODAY! It's for them, not you!" Well, then this film, apparently, seems to be for no one.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    dstrange-Yeah I think

    by Samuel Fulmer

    It was too violent for kids under 10, and too lame for kids 10 and over. It kind of reminded me of Batman and Robin where you wonder who the audience was, other than lovers of crap/bad/camp cinema. It sort of also remided me of the 1980's Masters of the Universe film, which suffered from the same problem.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Maybe we should show Sommers G.I. Joe to

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Space aliens when they come to earth since they will be totally in the dark as to what has come before, either with the franchise, or human art in general. It should be the first thing that they see in order to judge humanity on.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Good examples, Samuel F

    by Kremzeek

    Both those movies kinda leave you with a "huh?" feeling. I saw MOTU in the theatre as a kid - being a huge fan of the cartoon at the time. And even then, I thought it was weird and pretty poorly done. I guess my kid will be saying the same thing about the Joe movie, hehe.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    DSTRANGE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Hmmm. I do think it was a little too violent for the young'ns. I mean, the bad guy in the humvee got his head shot off however bloodlessly done. That said, I do think they made it for fans of Joe, maybe not the hardcore ones but your average fan. I'm not a one of them, but for me it was a great mindless action pic, better done than anything Bay put out. I had a good story, a pretty solid cast of characters and tons of action. No filler here. Ta-Cain!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    geek criticism is biased but more informed

    by Nerd Rage

    People who walk into a GI Joe movie with no frame of reference wouldn't know a good or bad GI Joe movie if it sat on their head. It's like someone judging a cover band interpetation of a classic song without ever hearing the classic song that inspired the cover version. The general public ate up Batman Forever because they didn't know any better. They didn't know they were being cheated. How could they?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    They definitely needed to

    by Kremzeek

    take some liberties with the movie to make it work for the format, etc. I'm all for that kind of stuff - if done right. But I feel Joe was done very, very poorly. "Resolute" was badass and shows how well a modern Joe interpretation could be on the big screen. Such a missed opportunity. And that's something we seem to say a lot about movies around here these days, sadly.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I liked the first one but it wasn't great

    by smackfu

    Get Joseph Gordon Levitt back as Cobra Commander, ditch the accelerator suits, and stick with established Cobra designs. I mean, there are a TON of badass looking Cobra outfit and tech designs in the existing library, I was baffled that they designed a new and lackluster look for the Cobra troops.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Right on, smackfu

    by Kremzeek

    Can you imagine the original designs techied up and modernized? It would rock. What they did... I have no clue what they were going for. You can tell by the 1000s of toy overstock at every retail outlet that the designs didn't go over too well with the kiddies either.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Wasn't this guy supposed to direct a Tarzan movie?

    by SnootyBoots

    Hopefully, nonsense like this will keep him too busy to do more cinematic harm to the ape man.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry but...

    by Verbal Kombat

    Am I the only one who thinks Bey, Lucas and Summers are geniuses? I see so many talk backers watering down their enthusiasm with things like "dumb fun" and "popcorn movie" which is all really code for "I'm too insecure to say I loved this movie because I'm too afraid other talk backers will call me a moron." I don't care if you call me a moron, GO AHEAD, I don't care! But I loved every minute of Transformers 1 & 2, all the prequels and especially G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra! I hope they make a million more of them with George Lucas writing and directing the next Star Wars movies. I liked these movies and apparently from the grosses I'm not the only one. I sat through Transformers 2 and the audience cheered when they were supposed to cheer and laughed when they were supposed to laugh. I don't know if the audience were robots but they were laughing "with" the film not "at" the film. So if you liked it, say so! The people on these talkbacks are way to nerdy to try to come to your house and beat you up Jay and Silent Bob style.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Is it too late to reboot the franchise?

    by AGNT009

    Ok, I did buy the BD, but thats just because it was Joe. I HATED Tatum as Duke, he totally ruined that role. But there were some good things in it too. Scarlett saved the movie for me. Destro was done well. Cobra Commander, reboot that too. Make them Real American Heroes dammit. Americans love Bond, who will never sacrifice his British heritage. Why do the Joes have to sell their American souls? Oh, and recast Baroness, you know, someone with a cool accent and doesnt need FAKE fake boobs.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    GI Joe: Rise of Cobra was better than Transformers 2

    by BetterCallSaul

    FACT

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    The Script Already Leaked!!!!

    by Talkback1138

    Find it here... It blows! http://www.box.net/shared/bg7tuz61mg

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The Toy Fiigures

    by STARK_FOR_PRESIDENT

    They kick ass...way more than any other film or television property that came out this summer or last summer that produced a line of toys.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    People who walk into a GI Joe movie with no frame of reference..

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>"People who walk into a GI Joe movie with no frame of reference wouldn't know a good or bad GI Joe movie if it sat on their head."</p> <p>Sure they would. If it entertained them it was "a good GI Joe movie". Just because you don't like it doesn't mean anything to them.</p> <p>A successful adaptation of a fan property, and a successful movie (meaning, it entertained people) have nothing to do with each other.</p> <p>I could just flip your argument around. A fan of GI Joe wouldn't know a good GI Joe movie if it sat on their head because they are so caught up with their preconceptions they don't technically actually see the movie that was made. They see the images in their head of what it's suppose to be. A non-biased person just sees the movie.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Why did they quit the nazi inspired stuff?

    by leo54304

    The evil nazi inspired motiff of evil organiziations never gets old. Whether its Joe, Danger Girl or HYDRA it works. As Samuel and others pointed out, the makers of the movie never really had a clear audience they were targeting so they tried to make parts for a very young crowd and others to a slighlty older crowd. As expected you get a movie that satisfies neither.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    You're not the only one Verbal Kombat

    by cylon_conspiracy

    I feel pretty much the same way. Maybe with the exception of the prequels. I really don't care if GI Joe or Transformers match my childhood memories. They weren't that big of a deal to me even though I had the toys, watched the cartoons, etc. But Star Wars is the one I have a hard time being objective about because that is the one I geek out over. I did enjoy the prequels but I've seen them all multiple times by now and am finally seeing the shortcomings. I'm glad I have them though, I will keep watching them too. I'm not one of those people who wants a filmmaker to die because they didn't make my nerd dreams come true.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    What would a blind deaf mute think of the

    by Samuel Fulmer

    G.I. Joe film? This is also a blind deaf mute who never had a G.I. Joe toy, but did have Cow Boys of Moo Mesa toys and loves to dress up like Phil Collins during his 80's heyday.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    A Blind Deaf Mute

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Doesn't like to dress up like Phil Collins during his 80's heyday because being blind and dumb he's never seen or heard Phil Collins. No he is dressed that way because his mean sister likes to place dress up with him and he can't realize when he's being made fun of.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    The "leaked script" is fake.

    by NinjaRap

    It leaked weeks before the writers even finished their draft. Rhett Reese already talked about it and said, though he didn't read beyond the first few pages, everything he read was bullshit. Which is kinda too bad, because I've been reading that script and I rather like it aside from the lame cliffhanger ending. Alas, the work of fans.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Channing Tatum was sorely miscast in this movie

    by Rob0729

    Duke is supposed to be a seasoned professional. Not some young hotshot with no personality or charisma. Tatum is miscast in most movies he is in because he rarely shows any acting range in his roles, but this one was worse.<br><br> That said, he was not close to the only thing wrong with this movie. It was so devoid of any substance, I can't remember most of it to actually list what is wrong with it.<br><br> Stephen Sommers is an one trick pony to me. His only good movie was The Mummy. Everything else sucked.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Hoping Snake-Eyes chops off Ripcords head in opening

    by Monkey_King

    for macking on his girl Scarlett in the first film.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    See cylon,

    by Kremzeek

    the problem is a lot of us *do* feel about TF and Joe like you do about SW. Personally, I'm so sick of SW I could vomit midichlorians, but I don't jump on here and tell everyone their anger isn't justified because the franchise they love isn't one I'm passionate about. I'm speaking in general of TBers - not saying you personally said those things. I'm just arguing for the other side. I completely understand your love of SW even if I don't share it.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Snake Eyes Belly button explodes

    by GornPirate

    You could see it through the suit in the first one, but this time it explodes in Cobra Commanders fucking face.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    The defense for Bay is getting weak..

    by andrew coleman

    "At least with Bay I know the action will be good..." Really? Most of the "action" in Transformers has the camera shaking around wildly. Sommers action I can at least see.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    General audiences don't know if they've been cheated.

    by Nerd Rage

    the fans know the difference.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    As a fan of G.I. Joe

    by NinjaRap

    I loved the first movie and thought they did a great job. Sorry, Internet. There's no such thing as a Hive Mind.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    It wasn't really GI JOE

    by RPLocke

    It could have been renamed and no one would even know the difference.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    "If it entertained them it was 'a good GI Joe movie'"

    by Nerd Rage

    Correction: it was enjoyable to some extent but it wasn't a "good GI Joe movie". In fact it was a lazy, piss poor adaptation that cheated the audience. You can piss in a children's water and call it lemonade. They'll drink and like it because their thirsty and don't know any better. Doesn't mean that kid wasn't cheated and lied to.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    they're

    by Nerd Rage

    not their. but who gives a shit.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Hollywood wants you to have low standards

    by Nerd Rage

    It makes their jobs easier. Kevin Conroy said in an article that when Batman: the animated series premiered they got flooded with calls from pissed of animators. They were pissed because the Batman cartoons were raising peoples standards and the industry didn't like it. True story. So when you defend these half-assed adaptations you're supporting the industy's attampt to cheat the audience. Please stop.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I wish there were more shots

    by catlettuce4

    of male shirtless-ness. Maybe in the 2nd one? I love me some male upper nudity

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    dstrange

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>It's fine to be disappointed if it doesn't live up to your expectations. What I'm commenting on is fans, when their expectations aren't met, saying the only people who would enjoy the movie are stupid or retarded. When there's a good chance that the movie is enjoyable, they just aren't able to enjoy it on it's OWN MERITS.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    you cynical cunts.

    by Spazatronik_2000

    it was based on a children's toy/cartoon. It wasn't that bad. Certainly better than Mummy 2 imo.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Low Standards

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>Like I asked before but didn't get an answer to: if I love GI Joe AND YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE, how do you decide I have low standards? If I have low standards, and enjoy your favorite movie, then by your logic your favorite movie must suck.</p> <p>And I don't buy the argument that people will keep enjoying crap as long as hollywood blah blah... if every movie hollywood came out with met your expectations you'd still find something to complain about.</p> <p>So tell me your favorite movie, and we'll see if I liked it or not (assuming I've seen it). Keeping in mind that I enjoyed GI Joe and Transformers.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    No Big Lob = ... wait for it... waaaaait for it...

    by Triple_J_72

    ...FAIL!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    D. Vader - I'll see your Channing Tatum...

    by themikejonas

    ...and I'll raise you a Sam Worthington. Dude has the acting ability of a football practice dummy. And he wound up the lead in three big movies. Anyway, G.I. Joe the movie--a decent diversion, and definitely lightyears better than TF2. Could it have been better and more to the liking of us fanboys? Sure. But what wound up on screen was fine for a late summer popcorn flick, and if it were put in a time machine and sent to 1986, my younger, yet-to-discover-the-joys-of-masturbation self would have gone nuts over that movie.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Please, the goggles instead of the later

    by Dingbatty

    idiotic visor. Snake Eyes is first and foremost a commando, ninja second. And it's "Eyes" not "Eye."

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    cylon_con

    by TedKordLives

    Having low standards doesn't mean that you ONLY like crap, it only means that you are more accepting of it. So your little experiment will prove nothing, sorry.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    cylon, that's not how low standards work

    by Nerd Rage

    You can have low standards for GI Joe movie but high standards for a LOTR movie. Your litmus test wouldn't work.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    WILL JGL BE BACK AS COBRA COMMANDER?

    by Meadowe

    That's what I really wanna know. Him reciting Shakespeare in his "Doctor" costume was one of the best things on the second disc of the dvd

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Who would have thought GI Joe was better than Iron Man2!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    It was more entertaining and it action scenes killed IM2!<P>GO, JOE!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    [no matter what] you'd find something to complain about.

    by Nerd Rage

    That's not true. Most fanboys had little or no complaints about The Dark Knight or Iron Man. A few nitpicked but most were deeply satisfied. Also when you meet the fanboy's high standards it's easy to meet the general public's low standards as well. So you might as well try to please the toughest critic and thereby win over the rest of the crowd.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    C.G.I. Joe!

    by cgih8r

    Fuck Sommers

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    i AGREE IT WAS BETTER THAN IRON MAN 2

    by Spazatronik_2000

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    wtf @ all you cunts

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Everybody here is using the word "cunt" now............I started that shit and now you cunts jacked it and are using it for your own cuntish antics. <P>Get your own derogatory language you unoriginal cunts.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    HEY CUNT FACE ARE YOU STILL CRYING ABOUT NORTON

    by Spazatronik_2000

    GET OVER IT CUNT BREATH!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Spazacunt_2000

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    You silly cunt. Are you hallucinating or something? Have you seen me mention Norton in any TB's?<P> Nope. So STFU and go clean the maggot infestation out of your cunt and your mother's cunt as well.<P> CUNT

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Please the toughest critic

    by cylon_conspiracy

    That makes sense, because the snooty film critics are going to really have an open mind walking into a movie called GI Joe which is funded by Mattel.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Hasbro

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>I had the wrong toy company.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    joe makes Transformers 2 look Oscar worthy

    by TheSecondQuest

    It just absolutely boggles my mind how someone could make a movie that bad- especially one based on a property that should be easy to adapt into something at least watchable. The only decently enjoyable sequence in the whole film was the Paris chase, and even that was rendered moot by the fact that all tension that might otehrwise be there was lost by the fate of the Eifel Tower being shown at the start of every trailer and TV spot. The rest of the movie was just beyond-mindless... "motion" (I hesitate to even try to call it action or story). It makes Michael bay's worst film look like Cameron's best. There was no entertainment value in the movie- you can't even defend it with a "turn off your brain" excuse because your other senses would scream in agony and protest. The dullness of Tatum as Duke sucks so much it literally forms a singularity of pain.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    G.I.Joe wasn't a good movie, but...

    by TheOutsider

    It was better then Transformers 2. As illogical anything was in G.I.Joe it could never reach the pure absurdity of Revenge of the Fallen. I even saw it with a die hard TF fan, and even he admitted it was better then the garbage that was Bayformers 2. It was still a mindless movie though... that still made more sense then RotF.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Sam Worthingon is light years ahead of Tatum

    by D.Vader

    That dude can actually look and sound angry. So that's a step up in my book, themikejonas.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    "don't look this bitch in the eye"

    by Spazatronik_2000

    that line alone delivered by Worthington single-handedly ruined the entire Clash of the Titans remake. IMO Tatum would have been better in Avatar. LOL no seriously.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    First GI JOE was

    by Transhuman

    a bringing to life of me playing with my figures and vehicles as a child. I've found that to be enjoyable while under the influence.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    "At least Paul Walker can make facial expressions"

    by Transhuman

    I liked that one.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    leo54304 Good Call

    by LOST_FAN

    Georgia Jones is HOT

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    I'm with ya' Verbal Kombat

    by Cadillac Jones

    I liked all of Stephen Sommers flicks! Deep Rising & The Mummy are the only two I have NO issues with!<br> <p> The Mummy Returns? Solid right up until the Scorpion King comes out. ILM dropped the ball on that one, he looked a lil' plastic. <br> <p> Van Helsing? Awesome set design, great creature designs. CGI werewolves are CGI. Plus - Van Helsing scored me most of the Universal Monster flicks on DVD!<br> <p> G.I. Joe? Fun. Classier than TF2, which was truly full of the "frat boy" mentalities I see bandied out - farting geriatric robots? Pot-crazed mothers? Ghetto-bots?<br> <p> That said - I also enjoyed Transformers 1 & 2 for the visuals, some of the plot aspects were cool (why didn't they do more of the stuff with humans & Autobots hunting down Decepticons? Oh right! Right - the fans "whined" there were even humans to begin with!<br> <p> Tell me - fans - what the hell are Transformers without humans on this world? What would be the point of transforming?! That's like saying you want a Jurassic Park movie with no humans!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Strangely, I actually enjoyed GI Joe

    by br1947

    Besides Wayans and the power suits, it wasn't too bad, campy in all the good ways. I really can't explain why I liked it, it had all the makings of a Transformers level hate, but something in it just worked. Maybe it was the ending with the super-over-the-top sub base assault, that was something right out of the original GI Joe cartoon

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Gijoe was just ok at best. I agree it was better

    by southafricanguy

    than TF2, but then what is nt, and thats not saying much since TF2 is at the level of Battlefield:Earth and Batman and Robin. So gijoe didnt have to do much, just not suck too much. Anyway, the Paris chase was actually quite fun, the action was decent, Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes,and The Baroness were suprisingly good. But man did that black hole of Charisma Channing Tatum (a.k.a Vanilla Ice:the sequal) suck the life out of the film every second he had on screen. Marlon Wayans wasn tfunny as usal, and JGL was actually really campy/silly as Cobra Commander.....

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Though I think it did capture the vibe of the

    by southafricanguy

    old cartoon (which has not aged well, and was actually quite dumb and campy itself). But for someone like me who knows gijoe predominantly through Larry Hama's excellent comic book run on gijoe, it was kinda crappy....And Sommers managed to keep up his atrocious record with fx. Can anyone say the cgi at the end with the water battle looked remotely convincing or realistic? Not to mention the insane physics defying manevours they manage to pull off under water.....

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Lost_Fan, Sasha is going to be on Entourage

    by leo54304

    as one of the guys girlfriends this season. That freeones website is a godsend. Check out Georiga Jones for the one that mentions white jeans.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Sommers is a delusional bible thumper?

    by Star Hump

    He believes in the magical sky father and his zombie son, jeebus?<p> He was the perfect choice for GI Joe then.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Sklar Bros = Tomax/Xamot

    by LexaproLuthor

    GI Joe:Resolute was able to be both futuristic and retain the modern Military feel. Not black rubber outfits and mech suits. Different branches of the military like in the toyline/comic book should be there to.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Brain Eating Vaccines: The Reality Behind The “Conspiracy Theory

    by Spazatronik_2000

    www.prisonplanet.com

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    Obamacare Defeated- Proposition C Passes in Missouri with 70% Su

    by Spazatronik_2000

    www.infowars.com

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    A New Breed of Genetically Engineered Vaccines Will Take Control

    by Spazatronik_2000

    www.prisonplanet.com

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    G.I. JOE MADE TRANSFORMERS 2 LOOK LIKE THE DEER HUNTER

    by SeXX ED

    Worst movie in recent memory. And once again, screw all geek-site journalists who took a check from Paramount for their inexplicable rave reviews.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    I actually really enjoyed the movie...

    by HB_Dad

    ... yes it was dripping with cheese but it was still a good time. I'm bummed I missed it in the theater and only caught it on a cheap DVD after Thanksgiving!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Make a movie from the Dungeons and Dragons tv show

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    G.I. Joe 2 has a director???????

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    They must have gotten a complete fuckin' monkey to do it. I mean, only a real knuckle dragging shit flinging chimp would buy into this flick. I remember when this monkey garbage came out and all the AICN sheep were like "it's better than Transformers" and "it's fun"....yeah fun like getting a dry horse dick in your virgin ass. I would have walked out of this abortion if my wife would've let me (she bought the tickets). Reboot already

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    catlettuce4

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Missed your earlier post. Yeah, you get it. I understand that GI Joe fans may not have felt that the movie lived up to their expectations, but if you try to be objective, the production design on the film was top notch. You can tell a lot of effort went into making a great looking film.

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  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    great shoe value!

    by cylon_conspiracy

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  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Alfred Hitchcock

    by cylon_conspiracy

    I brought him up before, but I think that he's probably the greatest director of all time. Even his lesser films raised the bar. I'm not sure how many genre fans like him though. If you haven't seen many of his movies, Vertigo is probably a good place to start. He should make a new movie, it's been years.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    leo54304 Damn

    by LOST_FAN

    That white jean vid was great!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    GI:Joe should have been Bay

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    and Transformers should have been Sommers. I enjoyed GI:Joe as fluffy fluff, but if it was more like "The Rock" I'd have been happier

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    dstrange

    by cylon_conspiracy

    I see your point about how my loving Star Wars is the same as people who love TF and Joe. Appreciated.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I thought Bin Laden attacked us on 9/11

    by Spazatronik_2000

    then my friends told me about this sight, www.infowars.com, now I know about government staged false flag opperations.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    These movies don't direct themselves people!!

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Slone13 yes you do say so yourself!

    by MurderMostFowl

    Nice plug. Since you're the producer, you out to string all those together.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    NO JOE!

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    G.I. Joe was one of the worst movies ever! It reminded me of watching the AWFUL 1987 He-Man movie again. It's not too late to reboot the series. New director, new cast to go along with the new writers. I mean Sommers didn't want Cobra Commander to have his classic hooded look because he feared there would be backlash and it looked too much like a KKK outfit. Gordon-Levitt should fire his agent for allowing him to be in that turd especially with his career on the way up. Channing Tatum is one of the worst actors ever. G.I. Joe was much worse than TF 2.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Blah

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    Oh and how can anyone say G.I. Joe reminded them of being a kid again? Maybe I grew up with a different cartoon, comic and action figures because the movie looked nothing like the G.I. Joe I grew up with. I could've had more fun digging out my old toys and playing with them. btw. the G.I. Joe cartoon movie was just released on blu ray. Go buy it because it's a hell of alot better than the live action movie.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    I'm even suprised the first movie had a director

    by AsimovLives

    a human director. The movie looked like somebody programmed a computer and let it run it's program. Artificial filmmaking at it's most souless. I'd rather watch a pink exploitation japanese movie from the 70s anyday of the week.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 4 a.m. CST

    cylon_conspiracy

    by AsimovLives

    Ye,s i'm sure that for many of you americans watching a movie set in France where lots of cars are flipped and thrown and which, implicitly, means all those people were killed, while showing it in the most light-hearted fashion is what many of americans living in the redneck woods/biblebelt would call fun.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 4:01 a.m. CST

    This type of movies made for rednecks...

    by AsimovLives

    ... i'm really getting fed up with them. Really fed up. With rare exceptions (INCEPTION), Hollywood only makes movies for the redneck crown and nobody else. Fucking tired of this state of affairs. Fuck this shit.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 4:02 a.m. CST

    redneck crowd, that is

    by AsimovLives

    and really, fuck that shit.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 4:04 a.m. CST

    "Channing Tatum is expected to reprise his role"

    by BurnHollywood

    Well, that's it for me. No fucking way.<p> That guy has to be one of the least charismatic motherfuckers in the world. I remember absolutely NOTHING about his performance, or even what he looked like. A fucking coatrack could take his place.<p> And that was just ONE of the problems with this celluloid shitstain, but to go on is just a tiring waste of keystrokes. Let me know when they reboot the series in 2013...

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    In the future, when robots will rule the world...

    by AsimovLives

    ... they will make movies as souless as GI JOE. So, maybe GI JOE is just a way to make mankind get used to the future that will come when our robot overlords will rule the world.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Journey to the Center of the Earth 2...

    by Pixelsmack

    Is the worst most unwanted sequel. And guess what? It's coming.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 5:15 a.m. CST

    They re makig a sequal to center of the earth

    by southafricanguy

    why?!!

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Geez....Asimov..I dont know who the hell gijoe

    by southafricanguy

    was made for, or TF2 for that matter. But im afraid its an illusion to believe its rednecks only my friend. Keep in mind these films are making over half their money internationally. So wehter we like it or not, they will keep being made because they make money. If the market is there and all that. But at least movies like Avatar, District 9, and Inception have made a lot of money as personally i believe it shows that people want something other than endless remakes,adaptations of the toys we used to play with, reboots, sequals, and nostalgia blowjobs....

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    anyone else feel sorry for laurance Fishburne?

    by DioxholsterReturns

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    i mean his daughter is gonna suck dick on camera

    by DioxholsterReturns

    thats tough for a dad to deal with.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    wanna see what im talking about? go here

    by DioxholsterReturns

    http://tinyurl.com/25533mq

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    everyone be warned that link is to diox's blog

    by southafricanguy

    where there is much Stargate dick sucking and fawning. So if you find his stargate pimping old/annoying here you have been warned. I foolishly followed that link and lost 5 minutes of my life im not getting back....

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    It was not roundly bludgeoned ....

    by m_prevette

    You can even see many chime in here that they liked it - the movie succeeded as popcorn fun, so, don't spew revisionist hate trying to trash a decent flick. Elsewhere on AICN... Beaks kisses ass of the idiot behind Will Ferrell movies... typical...

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy ------- go back to North Pole you stupid Eskimo

    by DioxholsterReturns

    my blog doesnt offer much stargate stuff, I restrained myself from doing that so whatever you say is just meaningless. especially when you consider that there are only 5 posts about stargate out of 19.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    heres the porn laurance fishburne link:

    by DioxholsterReturns

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/08/04/kim-kardashians-legacy-making-porn-career-okay-teenagers/ <p> heres the small version of it: http://tinyurl.com/24hp6kx <p> heres the teaser porn video (NSFW): http://tinyurl.com/32bqmy9

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Joker Gordon had right idea

    by leo54304

    On how Joe should have been done. As he pointed out more "The Rock" type elements would have made for a better movie.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    At least I have Nick Fury comic to enjoy

    by leo54304

    Now thats a smart, adult way of doing the spy/paramiltary genre. Nick Fury:secret warriors. Please give it a try.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Gimme my Danger Girl movie!!

    by leo54304

    Anyone who has read the comic would know why.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    The commercial sucess of INCEPTION is indeed heartning. I would never predict as such. A great pleasant suprise indeed.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Turning GI JOE more into THE ROCK?

    by AsimovLives

    Since when making a shitty movie resemble another shitty movie is an improvement?

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    GI JOE. Sequel.

    by Subtitles_Off

    The terrorists win.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    CGI Joe : Revenge of Cobra: 3-D

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Reason I think elements of the Rock would work

    by leo54304

    Examples being: like the labyrinthic setting in alcatraz giving it a lot shadows and closeness. So I like the visuals aspect of that. Squad level combat was about as good as you get for a popcorn flick and superior to Joe. Then again, Joe is a totally different type of action flick then the rock.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Rather watch Kellys Heroes again

    by leo54304

    for like the 20th (?) time than either one. Now that had some great squad level combat scenes. Might get Joe just to watch scenes with Baroness when she was evil. Rest of movie was blehhh.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Van Damme could join Joe now thats its international

    by leo54304

    Would mean leaving the Street Fighter team though.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    GI JOE: REVENGE OF THE ONE EYED COBRA

    by AsimovLives

    Really, fuck this shitty movie and every filmmaker involved in it that thinks this is proper entertaiment in film form. I can't fault the actors though, it's a fat paycheck.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    leo54304

    by AsimovLives

    Aparently the one thing that's worth watching in GI JOE is that there's a catfight in it. I'll wait until that's on YouTube, i'm not going to bother to have to endure the whole fucking movie just for that.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    That video clip...

    by BizarroJerry

    You could adapt that cartoon opening directly to live action and it wouldn't be as dumb as "Rise of Cobra".

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Talking of youtube Asimov

    by leo54304

    Theres numberous clips dedicated to Batgirl from the tv series. Can't believe time/effort people put into making these clips. But I'm not complaining.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay

    by 2007

    for everyone that wants bay to leave transformers so we can get a more faithful adaptation...be forwarned...a bayless transformers equals the likes of that last gi joe movie. a film no one cares or talks about. The true hack is ommers and honestly if sommers and bay switched franchises, it would be pretty obvious what would happen. that being said it might be a better thing. bay like army stuff and america and sommers likes cgi and genre tents.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    60s Joe team

    by leo54304

    If I was doing a GIjoe team back in the 60s, the casting would be so much easier:Clint Eastwood, Burt Lancaster, Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Steve Mc Queen, Bruce Lee as the good guys. Telly Savalas, Joan Collins, Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing as the bad guys. Feel free to add to the cast. Did similiar thing for predators film so if this looks familiar it is.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Sam Peckinpah would direct it

    by leo54304

    Now that would be one violent movie!!

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Something I never understood about GIJoe

    by leo54304

    Heres something from wikipedia on Lady Jaye about being in battle with two Cobra soldiers, Flint is forced to kill his opponent but Lady Jaye manages to subdue hers. Faced with the "burden" of a live, healthy prisoner, Flint urges her to kill him and she resists. Flint even offers to do it himself. The soldier is seen later, still a prisoner. Now I'm a hardcore Joe fan so I don't know the marvel comic rules on Joes killing. But the Joes are soldiers and thats what a soldier does. Did the comic ever show Joes killing or was it all off panel? If they killed at all.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Noooooo, Joe!!

    by Stalkeye

    Damn, you would think after the epic failure that was RoC, that chances if a sequel is DOA. Since a sequel (unfortunately) is in the works, first order of business would be to get rid of tatum, that fucker was worse than wayans who should not be in the sequel as well unless it's during the first 5 minutes in which he is killed of by the SAW Viper.<p>Second, ditch the futuristic GALO Suits and cheesy submarine "Sea Wars" battles. The shit is too far fetched even for a film based on a bunch of action figures. If that's the case, they might as well base if from the late 70's toyline (Super Joe Commander)or Battleforce 2000.<p>Third, with the exception of Snake Eyes, Joes should not be wearing black clad rubber spandex. They are not the fucking x-men (Singer's version) gimmie the "Village People" look anyday atleast it's more canon to the comic,toyline.<p>Yes, I was a big Joe fan, judging from my username it's almost obvious.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    60s Joe team

    by Stalkeye

    Great casting suggestions.But way too late unfortunately.Question though;Who would be cast as Mike Powers The Atomic Man?

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    BTW by leo54304

    by Stalkeye

    The Marvel comic was very brutal for a series based on action figures.Joes especially Snake Eyes, had more than their share of spilling blood..Cobra's that is. And that one issue in which SAW Viper mows down a group of Joes is unforgettable.<p>Great times thanks to Hama and co.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    One reason for rubber outfits is action figures

    by leo54304

    and all the fancy vehicles same thing--merchandising. A few would be nice but they went overboard. Should have saved some for any sequels. Especially if they planned a triology, save the big assault for the last movie. The Joes universe was a nicely filled out one so props to the writers of the series. Never got into the joes comic too much but the covers by Zeck were awesome. Think someone mentioned if they had stayed true to the comic vision this would have turned out better and I agree. But I think the big problem is they weren't too concerned about plot, script or acting as they had a dollar figure for ross target of movie and was low enough that those things didn't matter.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Worlds without end episode of cartoon was good

    by leo54304

    Alternate reality episode where Cobra rules the USA was a good one.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Thanks for replying stalkeye

    by leo54304

    about the killing in the book. Couldn't remember as it was so long ago.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Any reason for Lady Jayes fate?

    by leo54304

    Read about it on wikipedia and was floored by it. Also, did you know theres fan fiction for Lady Jay and Flint? Not surprised as this stuff has been going on back to Kirk/Spock sexfiction but damn!!

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  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Oh my God, could this dipshit (diox) actually

    by southafricanguy

    be any dumber? What the fuck does that mean as an insult? "Go back to the North pole you eskimo" Sooo...theres something wrong with being an eskimo? And does this retard realize Africa isnt at the north pole, and that there are no eskimos in Africa? Ok Diox, well play it your play....Go back to Fiji you Maori! ....

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Oh and btw Diox, your blog is still super shitty

    by southafricanguy

    either way. We can only but thank you for sparing us any more of you jerking off to Stargate.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    The only cool part of "GI-Joe"...

    by Gozu

    were the vehicles, which for the most part looked like the toys. And that part where kid Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes beat on each other. Outside of that, it's all shit.

  • Aug. 13, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I liked G.I. Joe for what it was.

    by Detective_Fingerling

    It gave justice to Snake Eyes and that's all that matters to me. I have the Arishikage clan tattoo and have been a huge fan of G.I. Joe all my life and I didn't feel robbed or anything after watching G.I. Joe. The Baroness storyline was god-awful as was Marlon Wayans but the worst part of the entire movie for me : Channing Tatum saying "a-ten hut" near about the early portion of the movie. Seriously the worst delivery in any movie ever.