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Bruce Willis to be the original G.I. JOE in G.I. JOE 2?

Hey folks, Harry here...   over at Hollywood Reporter, they broke that Bruce Willis has entered into negotiations to play General Joe Colton, whom Marvel GI JOE geeks will instantly recognize as the founder of the G.I. JOE strike team.   Love that.   With a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Ray Stevenson, RZA and Adrianne Palicki - this is looking to be a different G.I. JOE film.   

Now, I'm someone that had a whole lot of fun with Captain Sugar-Rush's first film...   but someone over at Paramount seems to be trying to prove a point that even the guy that did STEP UP flicks, that Justin Bieber flick...  he's gonna come in and make a REAL G.I. JOE film - and I have no idea what to think of that, because none of us have a clue what Jon Chu can do.  One thing is certain, he's getting a helluva more interesting cast together...   Let's just hope he has the chops to elevate the material beyond the Saturday Morning mindset - and make it at least Afternoon or Late Night Toon worthy.   Right?   Personally, I'm rooting for him.   I do not want to see a G.I. JOE flick that is any worse than the last one.   But one thing is certain...  Nothing will be better than MEGAFORCE.

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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Bruce!!!

    by Polo Chavez

    The O.G.? Fuck it.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    MEGAFORCE!!!!

    by kafka07

    What the hell is a Megaforce??

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Bruce for the win

    by Newbs

    Does this mean Dennis Quaid is OUT? What about Stockard Channing Tatum?

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Can I get a "YO JOE"?

    by tehBIGIvan

    Hoping for a little more than a popcorn muncher, but not expecting more.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    This " news " was first reported on July 25th

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    ......which was more than two weeks ago.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:43 p.m. CST

    I hope they don't change a thing

    by Tom

    The G.I. Joe movie had no right to be as ridiculously fun and enjoyable as it somehow ended up being. It was in all possible ways, absolutely fucking atrocious. I should have hated it. But no matter how much my intelligent, rational adult brain tried to say "God, this sucks...", its voice was drowned out by my inner 10-year old shrieking "ZOMG LASERS AND NINJAS WITH JETPACKS!!!" Somehow the CGI of the weapons and vehicles seemed to have just the tiniest bit of sheen to them, to make them look like they MIGHT be big plastic toys. But it worked. It was an awful, awful movie...but it was so much FUN. Whatever lightning in a bottle they captured, they had better not fuck up the formula for the second movie. If they try to make it edgier or darker or whatever...it's just going to blow chunks.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Maybe the Joes help to avert genocide in Africa?

    by YackBacker

    Or may e they just shoot laser rifles at a fictitious foe.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST

    akaziel

    by Weresmurf77

    Damn right. They captured the essence of what a kid wants to see on screen. The movie was exciting and exhilerating. It WAS the toys brought to life. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow were note perfect. The brutality of the kids sections of their history was surprising that's for sure and the action was fast paced and well done. I look forward to what the sequel brings but if they recast anyone, I hope to god they don't, because everyone else was great. I hope it keeps the humor from the first and the action. The sense of humor was great and showed it didn't have to be 'dark', which Joe ISNT. Not when you have characters like 'Tomax and Xamot' for instance.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Channing Tatum still the star?

    by Bass Ackwards

    As fun as the flick might potentially be, its still gotta deal with the dead weight of Tatum wrapped around its neck.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    First movie was... Definitely a movie.

    by Aaron

    I have watched it probably twice... It does for me what Terminator 3 does. Makes me fucking laugh and enjoy the absurdity that is moviemaking. That people actually get paid to make shit like that. So, yes, I enjoy it. Will see another one for sure.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Pic already released!

    by MooseMalloy

    http://tinyurl.com/3fyetwf

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I love Megaforce!

    by GeneralKael

    Good guys always win......even in the 80s! I cannot believe I remember that line!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    How come when I now look at the poster for Megaforce

    by GeneralKael

    My brain sees "Megan Fox"?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I couldn't stand the first one

    by dukeroberts

    It was horrible, and not in the good way, for me. While it wasn't as awful as those Transformers movies, it was pretty damn bad. Hopefully the sequel will be palatable. Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow were pretty damn cool though.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I WANNA SEE COBRA COMMANDER FOR MORE THAN A MINUTE

    by Meadowe

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Megaforce has Persis Kimbatta with long hair...

    by GeneralKael

    ...which is almost overwhelming since she is pretty damn hot bald.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST

    G.I. Joe Resolute Is

    by GenreBoy

    The Best G.I. Joe filim-adaptive-adult toon...ever. ....unless you count transformers 3. =O

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST

    An..Is it me...Or is Channing Tatum..The "Poor Man's"

    by GenreBoy

    Mark Walhberg?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Oh good God, Megaforce

    by HapaPapa72

    Even as a dumb kid I was smart enough to stay away from that one. I remember reading a review that mentioned three female astronaut hotties or something that made me curious. Bruce Willis in G.I. Joe? Fine. Can they secure Olivia Wilde as the Baroness though? That would seal the deal. Clarinet optional.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST

    who's playing Serpentor?

    by abe

  • WHO'S PLAYING BIG LOB???

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:33 a.m. CST

    This movie needs to KEEP the Saturday morning mindset!

    by fustfick

    These movies are for kids! That's the whole idea. Silly and action-packed is precisely how a G.I. Joe movie should play. And I thought the first movie succeeded like gangbusters. But, what I really want to know is if Joseph Gordon-Levitt is coming back as Cobra Commander. I hadn't formed an opinion of that dude until I saw G.I. Joe...and, man, he was awesome! With no more than a bobbing eyebrow and some wild gesticulation to work with, this dude totally stole the movie and kept me in stitches the whole time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes a return. His action figure with the removable wig is great.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Last I heard both JGL and Miller are gone.

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Can't believe some people enjoyed the first movie.

    by MrMajestic

    It was horrible, it was train wreck of the first order. It made the Transformers movies look smart and competently made. It made me doubt whether J G Levitt actually had any talent or not. I mean I'm sure somewhere down the line someone mentioned to the screenwriters that they could use Larry Hama's comics but other than maybe using 'em to wipe their asses with I think they ignored 'em. I have no problem with fun and dumb like Fast 5 but half-assed and brain dead I don't like.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    A big fan of the toys and comics as a kid...

    by WeylandYutani

    I watched the TV show too, but I thought it paled in comparison to the Larry Hama stories. The recent film was unwatchable. It took all of the worst parts of the Sunbow TV series and ignored nearly all of the originality and character that Hama brought to the property. As for part two... who give a flying fuck.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    If you don't have less on, you have...........

    by thelordofhell

    precisely

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Mmmmmm...Sienna Miller Baroness...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Mmmm...Sienna Miller and that hot body dressed in skintight leather and boots as the Baroness. Wait...huh?...what? There was a movie around that??? Sorry, that was all I needed to be entertained. Just make more sequels centered on THAT!

  • I would've loved to hear what he really sounded like instead of that altered crap they had in the movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Maybe this means

    by funkylovemonkey

    Bear McCreary will be tapped to compose a mainstream movie soundtrack. I know he did the music for Step Up 3d (not that I saw it) and I seem to remember in his blog he mentioned he had some sort of connection with the director, Jon Chu. It would be nice to see what he could do on a movie with a little more time then he had on Battlestar, Human Target, or the Walking Dead.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Megaforce was cool to me for one thing.....

    by Loosejerk

    my friends and I would pretend we had missiles that'd fire from our handlebars when riding bikes. That was cool....cause my bike had a bolt right in front that made for the perfect missile firing button!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:11 a.m. CST

    The Rock is Roadblock.

    by seagrass

    Interesting casting. We also get Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye and Ray Stevenson as Firefly. RZA is playing the Blind Master?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST

    You love 'em in blue, and you love 'em in red...

    by gdprof27

    but most of all, you love 'em in blue.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    I have to agree ....

    by the1980mutant

    ...the first film is also a guilty pleasure for me. Yeah it was Sommers' take on it and he has done some serious crap with stuff like Mummy3, but I liked the Cobra tech and the scope was large and ambitious. They should at least bring back the characters from the first film and add-on people if they are not going to bring back the actors/actresses , at least for continuity's sake. I've heard this film will not involve Cobra but ninja masters from the comics or something. If so, I'm out. We set up the Rise of Cobra and put a Cobra operative in the whitehouse. If they ignore that, they should just reboot the damn thing. The ninja thing/backstory is cool, but we have to have Cobra in some form here, as well as Cobra Commander finally done right and perhaps more Dr. Mindbender.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    The first one was terrible, as this one will be

    by Red

    Some cartoon franchises should never make the leap to the big screen. This is a poster child for those movies.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:45 a.m. CST

    I enjoyed the first one

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I really liked the first half, then my mind started to become numb towards the end. I thought the action was really well done and choreographed. The ninjas were exciting. And it was non-stop action. Really good action. With some super cheesy moments.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    MEGAFORCE

    by Megaforce

    Greatest film ever lol I met Barry Bostwick at convention once. He told me that they made up 99% of the script everyday enroute to set. true story

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:30 a.m. CST

    loosejerk

    by Megaforce

    haha - me too! I used to "fire" clothes pegs

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    G.I. Joe The Rise Of Cobra

    by Xen11

    was fucking awesome. You who hate it are total douchebag retards.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Superhero Hype posted this

    by dvdmike

    Like a month ago...

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:18 a.m. CST

    BSB does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    We need BringingSexyBack, that boy loved this movie! GI JOE gave good cleavage - and for that it gets the Dojo stamp of approval. The sequel needs to go deeper down the cleavage route if it wants to succeed. Plus more Ray Parker Jnr, that ghostbuster guy is a martial arts maestro.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Gi Joe Rise Of The Cobra : lots of fun

    by Bop N Rumble

    I really liked it. Willis in part 2? That's awesome. Looking forward to the movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:25 a.m. CST

    MEGAFORCE!

    by Jodo_Kast

    I saw MEGAFORCE and CANNONBALL RUN 2 as a matinee double in the Caribbean when I was about 9 years old.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    You had to bring up MEGAFORCE

    by WolfmanNards

    I'm a big fan of that movie. I did a review of it a while back. http://tinyurl.com/43gntr7

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    if you can direct a dance sequence, you can direct an action sequence

    by Spandau Belly

    It's not like GI JOE is really edgy, it's light cartoony nonsense. This STEP UP dude will probably do a way better job than Sommers.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:43 a.m. CST

    At least Snake Eyes won't have a molded mouth in this one so that's a start

    by alienindisguise

    now give us some hiss tanks and b.a.t.s! The only negative about the 2nd one is the fact Tatum is in it. He's too young and too ghetto to play Duke.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Sienna Miller was hot!

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Bring her back. And Aabdeyj Aesrtjetyjejj (Eko) as Roadblock. Over then that, screw the rest.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    ...this is looking to be a different G.I. JOE film.

    by D.Vader

    Yes, a GOOD GI Joe film.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:08 a.m. CST

    And the first movie was god-awful, there's no way around it.

    by D.Vader

    And Channing Tatum is not an actor. He's a posable mannequin.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Is it connected with the first film at all?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Or is this another reboot less than a decade after the original?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    DEEDS NOT WORDS!

    by barreljumper

    MegaForce may be the worst movie ever made! Plus it has Barry Bostwick in tights! GAH!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    What happen to Bruce Willis as SGT Rock???

    by j2talk

    What happen to Bruce Willis as SGT Rock??

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    lol @ megaforce

    by GuyFawkes

    Oh my, I remember seeing that advertised heavily in comic books. http://popcultureaffidavit.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/megaforce.jpg

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Oh, and a G.I. Joe movie SHOULD be for kids

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'm sick of Gen-Xers who think their childhoods should grow up with them. "I won't support the Snorks movie unless it's a super-dark hard-R rated trilogy directed by David Fincher or Ridley Scott!" Morons.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    How will this affect his filming Expendables 2?

    by Wes_Reviews_

    Or is this just a cameo/smaller role?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    John McClane with flocked hair and the Kung-Fu grip?

    by Triple_J_72

    I can dig it. :-)

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    BRUNOB...

    by teamneedle

    great... maybe he will come on here again and make shit up about how great GI JOE 2 is going to be like he lied about die hard 4.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    The good guys always win...

    by Phimseto

    ...even in the 80's.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    G.I. 2 should be based on the comics

    by durhay

    Cold open (before title, etc.) based on #21, the "silent issue". The plot based on #25 and #26, the origins of snake eyes.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    durhay

    by HapaPapa72

    Great idea. Loved those issues. And as usual with most things, I wish I'd kept them. Wasn't that the first time we were given a hint about the Snake-Eyes/Storm Shadow connection with that tattoo? (Ha---I'm a 15-year old kid again, in a 39 year old body) I didn't see the first GI Joe movie, but I got the impression they've already shown Snake and Storm as children. Too bad...I like the cold opening idea, issue 21...then camera closes in on Snake-Eyes' tattoo before the title credits start... I'm rambling. Need coffee.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Bruno Gotta Eat!

    by CuervoJones

    Sigh

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Ray Stevenson = Box office bomb

    by CuervoJones

    I really love that guy, but i must be the only one.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    couldnt finish Rise of Cobra, just too awful

    by sunwukong86

    I got to the part where Brendan Fraiser was the drill sergeant and i was like no thanks im done

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    COBRA LALALA!!!

    by The_Maxx

    That needs an adaptation!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    "G.I. Joe movie SHOULD be for kids" Okay then

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Maybe make this one a little less violent. G.I. Joe rise of Cobra was a film too intense for children, but too dumb for anyone over the age of 10. It was a movie in search of a target audience, kind of like Batman and Robin.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    @cuervojones: Stevenson was in Thor

    by sunwukong86

    So he has one winner

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Well....

    by roninredshade

    Well, if Joe Coulton doesn't have the scar on his right cheek, this movie will have raped my dad's childhood!!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    How the fuck is a cast of The Rock and some dumb rapper more interesting?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Just shut it with the half-ass commentaries, Harry. You can't even complete sentences correctly much less write a review or newsblurb. You sure can write about bribe shit the studios send you however.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Want a good GI Joe Movie?

    by TheCAT7225

    Gut a story out of the 1st 25 issues of the 1980s Marvel series. I read it when I was 10 and fondly remember thats what got me into comics. The stories were not "dark". They were lots of fun with a serious beat once in a while. Less on the nanobytes and enhancement suits and more on the what makes the characters cool. For the record... the 1st one SUCKED!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The big question is: Who will play THE VIPER????

    by djangoilbastardo

    He comes to vipe your vindows!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Baroness and Scarlett are not returning

    by nostairway

    There go the only reasons I enjoyed the first one. And JGL won't return because he's supposedly a huge star now, although he still hasn't carried a big movie by himself yet.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Cobra has to be back

    by the__natural74

    I don't care if they introduce and focus on new Joes and keep Snake-Eyes & Duke. But hopefully Scarlett (Rachel Nichols was/is hot - and you gotta have the Snake-Eyes relationship develop) is back too. Otherwise, Snake better have Timber! But how could you not have CC, Destro, Zartan, and Baroness back? What would be the point of the "Rise of Cobra"? I'd be dumbfounded if those actors weren't back. Great actors and solid foundation already established. And if we're forced to stomach a Flint & Lady Jaye romance, I'll puke. Even as a kid those two bugged me. And for the love of Dreadnoks, hire Sgt. Slaughter for a cameo! #missedopportunities

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    The 80's comics were/are good material

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I think the run from issue 1-80 was good to great stuff. They even were able to take a lot of the dumb ideas around the toys and make them cool, even Serpentor was okay in the comics! I think around the time of the whole Snake Eyes gets a new face the comic fell into the toilet and never recovered.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    How to do GI Joe? Isn't it obvious?

    by killias

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    How to do GI Joe? Isn't it obvious? (Ignore first post)

    by killias

    Go wiki: GI Joe Resolute by Warren Ellis. Then go watch this. Then realize that this is how you do GI Joe.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Gabe Jones with the 50 cal in Cap was so GI JOEish.

    by whatevillurks

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    samuel fulmer

    by the__natural74

    Totally agree, lots to salvage from the comics. (I'm lucky to have that entire first-run series you mentioned, except for a few missing in the teens, but I got #1) I was curious that Marvel doesn't feature any of the Joe characters in their Wiki database? Are G.I. Joe and Transformers not technically in the "Marvel Universe"? Is there a different Marvel "Hasbro Universe"? The G.I. Joe comics had some of the best cover art! Some iconic images...

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    GI JOE wasn't bad by today's standards.

    by I Hope You Die

    It was logically coherent. One scene connected to another. A led to B led to C. The actors appeared to realise they were in a movie playing characters rather than just assembling on set to mug for the camera. And so forth. It did the sorts of things a typical action movie in, say, the 90s would have done. Which puts it above incoherent noise like Transformers 2 and Star Trek.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    the__natural74-Regarding Hasboro/Marvel

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I don't remember any Marvel characters showing up in the GI Joe or Transformers comics, but there was a GI Joe/Transformers crossover comic in the mid 80's. It was preaty wacked out and as far as I can remember they never met up in the stand alone comic Joe/Transfomers comic titles. So they weren't really part of the marvel universe, the new universe, or Star Comics as far as I can remember.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    If he's the original, will he be 12-inches tall?

    by Meinert Hansen

    With kung-fu grip and fuzzy hair?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Spiderman was in the Transformers comic

    by spicy-mag.com

    He was in it early on, issue #3 or #4 I think. Just before the issue where Shockwave killed Optimus Prime.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah I liked the first one too, one of my guilty pleasures.

    by ganymede3010

    With Sommers at the helm I was expecting the worst. Fortunately I was pleasantly surprised. Kinda sucks they're turning over the roster completely. I'll give them a pass since they're throwing in the Rock and Bruce Willis and Ray Stevenson. This is going to be really good.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    RZA is "some dumb rapper"?

    by Nerd Rage

    He orchestrated the legendary rise of Wu Tang Clan with a 5 year plan that became a reality and produced most of their best albums. He is considered one of the best producers of rap history selling 20 million records. If you're smarter than this "dumb rapper" then why don't you produce half a dozen classic albums and become self-made millionaire? Oh that's right, you're too busy making racist comments on X-box Live while eating doritos and listening to Free Bird.

  • The guy from some Justin Beiber movie instead of F.Gary Gray?!? Fuck you Paramount. And yes, GI Joe Resolute was the best adaptaion of The Comic/Cartoon series. The latter episodes of 'Renegades weren't too bad either.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    You'd think after Fast Five, Justin Lin would be a natural choice for this material

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Couldn't he fit it in between sequels? He has just the right touch for the dumb but fun material.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Top Five reasons of why GIJoe Rise of Cobra is such a shitty film.

    by Stalkeye

    1. Channing Tatum as Duke ("That's my girl".) 2. Stupid subplot in which Baroness was brainwashed by Destro.Oh, and her Brother is Cobra Commander and not to mention she had a relationship with Duke prior to being braindrained. (no pun intended.) 3. GI HALO 4. Ripcord The Comedy relief played by that other Wayans Brotha. I liked Marlon better when he starred in Don't be a menace while drinking your Juice in da Hood and of course the first Scary Movie.Now he has become more of a self parody. Annnnnnndd.... 5.Cobra Commander. The producers were afraid that having CC don a hood would be too simular to a Klansman. So it's obviously apparant that they never read the comic or seen the cartoon becuase if they did, the helmet with face shield would have been a more apt substitute than the nixed Hood. Instead The Leader of a ruthless terrorist organization, is stuck wearing a bubble mask. Oh, and JGL's "commander is far less threatening than the comic or the cartoon for that matter. Yup, ROC sucked hard, and the sequel will suck harder.

  • Do to an accident Willis's index finger could be permanently frozen in a trigger pulling position. Oh, and his hair is plastic and he has no genitals. That's the JOE this old guy remembers. Not those little 5" things.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Ah Megaforce! The gayest fucking movie ever!

    by SID 8.0

    That's not hyperbole people. Seen it in the theater when I was 10, even had the Hot Wheels of the command vehicle and dune buggy. Rockets and guns on the motorcycles were cool though. But tan satin suits and the rainbow smokescreen were too much to take. The flying cycle at the time was awesome now it's just stupid. I have high hopes for the new Joe movie. Make it about all 4 branches of the U.S. military's best handpicked for this unit and you'll be ahead of the curve. End transmission.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    That last movie was like being butt raped by an aids dick.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • just sayin.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Than again when I got raped by GINO you also cheered so I should expect that.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    GI Joe TRoC and its sequal's vibe should be based on...

    by mattgil

    ...GI Joe: Resolute.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    RESOLUTE owned the live action film.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    old & new

    by the__natural74

    Only thing that bugged me in the first film were those "Phantom Menace" chrome jets. I tried to ignore the lack of camo and assumed they were just brand new and needed to be painted still. They seemed to back that up when it looked like somebody spray painted the Joe symbol on the side of one at the end of the movie. Otherwise, I'm in the camp that liked the movie...and I certainly thought CC was creepy and intimidating compared to the cartoon. Hard to compare to the comic version. Sommers orchestrated several big multiple battle sequences, gave us some solid ninja swordplay in a Storm Shadow vs. Snake-Eyes confrontation that had some finality. The CC & Baroness sibling dynamic with Duke in the middle just added a small degree of depth to the characters. Maybe it wasn't necessary, but it didn't hurt the movie IMO. As for the power suits...when I saw the first TV commercials they looked ridiculous. Definitely turned me off seeing the movie. But after friends encouraged me to see it...I actually liked that scene. Scarlett on the bike is the best part of that sequence, but the FX were awesome and the tech didn't seem out of place after everything else. Joe's I'd personally like to see include Rock n' Roll, Recondo, Torpedo, Gung-Ho, and of course Spirit. And give everyone unique uniforms...they stressed in the first movie it was a world's best team. But other than accents, I'd like the individuals to stand out more! Will Rock attempt a Mississippi accent and give us a rhyme or two?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    whatevillurks

    by the__natural74

    I think Duke actually had a couple of lines where he reminded others of his losses. Yelled at Destro in particular. I suppose he should have cried in solitary reflection, like most movie soldiers do, instead of wanting to annihilate the enemy that just bushwhacked his entire team. Ya, that wasn't normal. They should have used the slow Top Gun theme when Goose died, as Duke sits in the pouring rain and screams "WHHHHHYYYYY!!!" to the heavens. Ya, that would've been way cooler. Just buggin' mate...I know what you meant.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I liked the first GI Joe movie a heck of a lot

    by david starling

    It was a huge bunch of fun, Stephen Sommers learnt a little restraint amongst the set-pieces, and in 2009, where Revenge of the Fallen angered a lot of people, it proved to be a refreshing alternate choice. I just hope the new director can give us the same kickass movie. I don't really care if Bruce Willis or Dwayne Johnson is in it. If they are in it, and its good, then thats another matter entirely!! Here's hoping!!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Is JGL coming back as Cobra Commander?

    by Mitch

    He was the best thing about the first one.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Agree about Capt America...

    by BizarroJerry

    Somehow the Red Skull didn't seem as ridiculous as he could have, and if you tone down the violence a little bit, that's like the perfect way to do G.I. Joe. And honestly, I have no problem with a movie for kids, if the producers don't confuse "for kids" with "stupid". Sorry, but I found the movie to be maybe dumber than even the old cartoon. Wayans' comic relief wasn't actually funny. The Baroness -- arguably the most fun character in the whole movie -- is revealed to only be evil because of brainwashing. Destro should be a powerful presence but was just plain boring. Anyone who's ever read any G.I. Joe comics knows that the movie could have been so much better.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Is Willis's Colton replacing Quaid's General Hawk?

    by BizarroJerry

    I like Quaid but the writing made his character pretty boring.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Dwayne Johnson + GI Joe Movie= Fail.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Another turd in the water pipe.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    WTF, no Scarlett or Baroness but that fugly Wondy chick!?!?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Hahahahahaha!!! They got rid of the 4 of the best things about this potential franchise! Well at least they kept Snakeyes but damn I don't see this movie being better than the original!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    G.I. Joe needs the Baroness and Scarlett

    by BizarroJerry

    Just two characters central to the whole franchise. Maybe they'll show up, recast, in the almost inevitable part 3.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    No Scarlett means no reason for me to see this

    by Rebel Scumb

    I love me some Rachel Nichols with redhair. The first film was the worst kind of bad movie, because it could so easily have been a great GI Joe movie by fixing about 10 things. Certain things about it worked very well, but for everything they got right there was always something wrong to go with it. -Snake Eyes = good. Lips on Snake eyes = bad. -Hot Baroness = good. Lack of german accent = bad. -Casting for Destro and Cobra Commander = good. Costumes/helmets = bad. -etc etc etc. It felt like maybe a good sequel could have come out of it, but I'm doubting it.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Ugh.

    by ZodNotGod

    This was shit. I loved the comics and the toys as a kid, but this wasn't even close to enjoyable, not even in an ironic way.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    ...

    by ZodNotGod

    It felt like a dumb video game. Even the animated series had a sense of adventure. This was just bad writing coupled with bad acting and incoherent action. Video games are ruining action movies.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I completely forgot the former Mrs. Willis was GI Jane.

    by v3d

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    enough of the supporting players. So is BIG LOB in this movie or NOT??

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Might as well announce it, as whether Big Lob is in the movie is the determining factor if me and many others will watch the movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    stfu: "some dumb rapper"

    by LapdogOfSatan

    Besides RZA's musical accomplishments, he also directed The Man With the Iron Fists with Russell Crowe(out this year), and wrote The Tao of Wu, a NY Times bestseller. You fucking clueless moron.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I heard that Duke has LOB envy...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...and so he is playing politics to keep BIG LOB out of this movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Will GI Joe 2 have the GUTS to be 'A Real AMERICAN Hero'?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Captain America was gutsy. It dared to keep Captain America American and had the balls to...gasp!...show the American flag! <BR><BR> Will GI Joe 2 have the same kind of guts? Will it dare to be a Real American Hero? <BR><BR> Subtract: International team, accelerator suits, Ripcord, Channing Tatum, cartoony CGI. <BR><BR> Add: A REAL AMERICAN HERO and BIG LOB<BR> (though saying a Real American Hero and Big Lob is kinda redundant.)

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Harry Lied Where is Megaforce DVD????

    by Ed

    Harry reported years ago that Mega Force would soon find a release on DVD. Where the he'll is it man??? That was like what 5 years ago? I would like to see it on Bluray now however just like Damnation Alley and Battle Beyond the Stars was just released. BTW GIJOE ROC was not a popcorn flick, it was an utter piece of SHIT! At the 2010 GIJoe Convention in RI, Hasbro's owner Alan Hassenfield said it was a shitty disappointment and called out a certain creative film talent sitting in the audience to "Be sure to not disappoint him with the sequel". Everyone there heard him and the silence was deafening. Far as I am concerned, Megaforce had all the elements that GIJOE is missing. For that matter, so did Captain America. Go back to the original 20 or more issues of the Marvel comic and for Goddamn sake, get Larry Hama to revisit and give input. Idiot assholes!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    MegaForce? FUCK YES!

    by conspiracy

    I masturbated to Persis Khambatta the second I got home...

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Nerd rage crying again. And another minute goes by.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Perhaps you should change your name to Nerd Baawwwwwwwwww

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    by MP

    I'd say they should remake MegaForce...but it probably won't be as corny as the original that made it fun... btw...I still have my megadestroyer buggy (hot wheels)...

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Roadblock visits the crazy neighbor

    by teamneedle

    http://vimeo.com/24546966 true story-

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Anyone who praises the first either has standards lower than

    by Dennis_Moore

    the Mariana Trench or is a studio plant because Rise of Cobra is comparable in quality to Catwoman or Battlefield Earth. It's excrutiating to watch, and bears no resemblance to ARAH.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    GI José.......

    by divebomb

    can we make that yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amu3mPyfH28