|06-26-2009, 12:11 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I'm not sure if these are facts but they are definitely interesting tidbits. A friend sent me this email. He said he got this list from IMDB.
I'm the best there is at what I do, ha ha! But, what I do isn't very nice, ha ha!
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|06-26-2009, 12:24 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Baroness and Black Widow (in Iron Man 2)
|06-26-2009, 12:25 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
I don't see how it's must read info. Just some interesting "behind the scene" type stuff and some really big stretches to make connections.
I seriously don't think that Eqypt was chosen to pay homage to Sommer's The Mummy and TF2 ending in Eqypt. That's a pretty big stretch to make.
|06-26-2009, 12:41 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Monrovia, CA
the most interesting things:
10 - 15 extra scenes for Hawk were added (you have to assume after filming began if it was because they liked working with him), thus adding a significant amount of material not in the leaked script most read.
and camouflage suits that reflect what's behind the soldiers onto the front of their uniform -- again, not in the draft that was read and criticized.
between those and the obvious differences already seen in the trailers, this film could end up significantly different than the script that has been criticized to death.
|06-26-2009, 12:50 PM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
|06-28-2009, 02:04 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Villa Park, IL
Did they ever give a reason for turning Roadblock into Heavy Duty and changing Heavy Duty's real name?
I'm definitely going to see it due to my love of Joe, but this movie still looks like garbage to me. The only thing that has me hopeful(and I know I'm practically alone in thinking this) is that unlike Bay, who's only good movies are his first two(maybe Armageddon as well if you can overlook the "chick flick" scenes), I've enjoyed all of Sommers' movies(especially Deep Rising and the first Mummy; it's a better Indiana Jones movie than Crystal Skull).
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|06-28-2009, 02:59 AM||#7|
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Hmmmm this....where this film got inspiration like I have pointed out oh well, least some the toys will be somewhat enjoayble. These are just disappotining facts that make it worse...salt in wound with lemon pepper.
Transformers selling point #1
In 2003, Don Murphy was going to produce this film, but negotiated with the Hasbro Company for Transformers (2007) instead. However, cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen was a crew member on both films; and a scene where a soldier leaps over a missile pays homage to Transformers (2007).
No wonder it is missing war stuff that looks realisitc like true GI JOE elements....
Channing Tatum originally didn't want to act in this film because he felt it glorified war. When he read the script, however, he understood the story was more a sci-fi action thriller than a war film. He was also encouraged to sign on by his friend and Stop-Loss (2008)-co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
WTF? Hugh Hefner??---> Dennis Quaid describes his character Hawk as "a mixture between Chuck Yeager, Sgt. Rock and a naÔve Hugh M. Hefner."
This is why Snake Eyes will be the most dominating character, Ray Park at least cared to do him the justice he deserved (unlike SS)
To prepare for his role as the ninja Snake-Eyes, martial arts/stuntman Ray Park practiced wushu training and studied Snake-Eyes's appearances in the G.I. Joe comic/television series.
Ray Park had little knowledge of the G.I. Joe saga, but as a child he had played with a Snake-Eyes action figure. He was thus delighted to play a childhood hero of his, but had to read the G.I. Joe comics to understand his character better.
Ray Park enjoyed his role of Snake-Eyes and approached writer Kevin VanHook and artist S. L. Gallant with the idea of a G.I. Joe comic further exploring his incarnation of the character.
Ray Park was nervous about wearing the ninja suit and asked to practise with it at home so that he could be comfortable with it. He found the suit (composed solely of rubber with a metal visor) like wearing a rubber band, and had to put effort into moving in it.
Epic Fail #1-->According to Brian Goldner, the writes took their inspiration mostly from Larry Hama's G.I. Joe comics, and not the animated series. Lorenzo di Bonaventura admits he feels the Cobra Organization, as depicted in the cartoon, was "probably the stupidest evil organization out there!"
WTF #2 Fraiser is Barrell roll that guy with the bad remake of the Silver Mirage HAHA--> According to Brendan Fraser, he plays a motorcycle-riding sergeant in the film who is a descendant of Rick O'Connell (also portrayed by Fraser) from Stephen Sommers's The Mummy (1999).
OOOh comon this is weak sauce--->The Cobra Commander's mask was redesigned as the filmmakers found the "G.I. Joe" (1985) version too similar to the Ku Klux Klan masks, and anyway didn't want to use the same old mask.
Epic Fail #2= For the voice of the Cobra Commander, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was partly inspired by Chris Latta's voice from "G.I. Joe" (1985), but he also used a bit of his own imagination as he felt that copying Latta's voice fully would be unoriginal and ridiculous.
SUPER MEGA EPIC FAIL!!! GI JOE NOT BOND JACKASS!--->Stephen Sommers was attracted to this film as he felt it was the nearest chance he would get to making a James Bond film. The film itself pays homage to OO7 films: - Cobra Commander, the Baroness and Road Block bear parallels with the archetypal characters of the early Bond films (the villainous mastermind, the Russian femme-fatale, the tetchy weapons designer) - the Aston Martin with a hidden missile launcher was a Bond hallmark in the late 1990s; - the locations featured (Egypt, an underwater complex) are similar to The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), as is the use of surface-to-air missiles; - the Baroness unzips her leather suit to reveal an evening dress underneath, like James Bond in Goldfinger (1964) - the underwater battle is a tribute to Thunderball (1965); - the use of a bomb in a strategic location was Goldfinger (1964)'s idea; - and Ripcord's fall in the trailer was styled on the iconic freefall from Moonraker (1979).
Nothing is impossible, improbable maybe, but not impossible, especially for GI JOE According to Stephen Sommers, total invisibility is impossible, but the camouflage cameras in the film (they project the view from a soldier's back onto their front) can allow for virtual invisibility.
The Delta-6 accelerator suits delighted Stuart Beattie and made him write up "a car chase where one guy's not even in a car!" WIN #1 However, they were bulky and heavy for the actors to wear and for any planned sequels their use will be reduced.
Epic Fail #3=hung-hun Lee, who plays Storm Shadow, had no knowledge of the G.I. Joe saga, but was advised by the filmmakers not to learn about his character, letting his portrayal stand by itself. He describes Storm Shadow as defined and driven by two conflicting facets: "huge pride and a sense of honour."
What what what was that Hama? where was your advice from the start to the joke to the end of the movie?? A post-credits scene was planned where the famously mute ninja Snake-Eyes tells a joke to the G.I. Joe team, but Larry Hama advised against it since its humour would detract from the seriousness of the film.
I dont get this could anyone expand on this one? I see no elements of 300 in this film....Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner chose screenwriter Michael Gordon to do the script on the basis of his work for 300 (2006).
SHES PERFECT SHOULD HAVE KEPT HER!! Olga Kurylenko was considered for the role of the Baroness.
Super EPIC FAIL #2, HES JUST COBRA COMMANDER NO NEED TO BE ALL OF THESE LOOSERS= Cobra Commander's design pays homage to other sinister leaders: - his film history was inspired by the OO7 villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld; - his appearance was based on the Marvel Comics supervillain Dr Doom; - his armour/life-system pays homage to Star Wars (1977)'s Darth Vader; - he is accompanied by a snake, similar to J.K. Rowling's Lord Voldemort; - and his burnt face is a tribute to Harvey Dent.
Selling everything but GI JOE once again Part of the film is set in Egypt, near the Pyramids. This is a reference to Stephen Sommers's film The Mummy (1999); it also provides a link to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), which has its climax set in Egypt.
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|06-28-2009, 03:01 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2009
I think I came across this somewhere on the web. I think it was IMDB.
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