|07-21-2009, 01:35 AM||#51|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida (above the big hole)
It'll be interesting to see how many people 180 after the movie comes out. I think most everyone here will really get a kick out of it...
Of course there's going to be a handful of people that'll remain angry because the movie didn't shoot the comic panel for panel
or book for book. And they'll even have good, valid points, I won't deny that.
But for those of us that enjoyed the first Transformers and appreciated the occasional winks toward the fandom, I really truly and honestly think there's enough old stuff done right
to quantify the new stuff as just plain cool addition awesomeness.
For example, I can say with confidence that most of you who think the accelerator suits are stupid now will like them damn near instantaneously once you see them in action.
|07-21-2009, 02:52 AM||#52|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Dakota
I would have made sure that GI Joe stayed a real american hero. I hope this doesn't come accross as too political mods, because I don't want to break any rules, but I would keep the existing characters back stories the same. I envision the interaction between the team to be something like the team from Predator. It would make so much more sense that they'd work well as a team (just like Dutch's men) if they come from similar cultural backgrounds. It seems more realistic that if you are putting together a highly trained special mission force, you'd pick guys that are used to working together from their days in Vietnam. It would seem harder to cobble together a unit that would include people that have different languages, training, and equipment. That's not to exclude other nationalities completely, I would just use the characters as is, and add new members to the team from other countries. This would make everybody happy. We'd get to keep the Joes we grew up. Joe fans from around the world would get new characters of their own instead of having to accept recycled Joes. And Hasbro would benefit from having a whole new host of figures to create and package in various European sets and Joes of the Pacific rim collections.
I'd also change Marlon Wayans. Not because I don't like the guy or think Ripcord is some sacred character that cannot be changed, but because there are great African American Joes that should be included in the first movie before a minor character like Ripcord. Stalker would be my first choice.
Casting is a bit more difficult because I see the current cast as too young. I would use the existing back stories, so I'd need actors who could play seasoned vetrans, but not come accross as geezers. Cobra is easier to cast. I like Gary Oldman as CC, Ecclestion as Destro, and for some reason, I think Billy Zane could pull off Zartan. Mila Jochavich (spelling) would make a good Baroness, see Zoolander.
I would set the first film in the late 70's early 80's for two reasons. One, it sets up the whole "we worked so well together in southeast asia so let's get the band back together to take down Cobra" storyline that I grew up with and love.
Two, the cold war tensions make for a great plot device. If Cobra sets up camp on an island and starts making threats, the US, Great Britan, or China would just send it's regular military to wipe them out. However, the tensions of the cold war can always be used to expain the need for GI Joe to handle Cobra without provoking an east/west incident.
Last but not least, no lasers, no accelerator suits, and no crazy overly complex Cobra plots. I want real bullets, fatigues, and terrorism from Cobra that actually kills people.
My version would probably lose money and be hated by the majority of fans, but that's what I'd do if I could have it my way.
|07-21-2009, 02:54 AM||#53|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Collinsville, IL
i would do it like resolute
|07-21-2009, 10:52 AM||#54|
Join Date: May 2008
Adding to my list.
Doctor venom I would have put into the film, and I think Bruce Greenwood could play him. If you go to my G.I.Joe page there is a picture of him inset.
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|07-21-2009, 11:08 AM||#55|
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Start from the beginning and do WHAT WAS ALREADY DONE, a disgruntled used car sales men gets fed up and decides he's had enough after a string of bad luck.... COBRAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
|07-23-2009, 04:58 PM||#56|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Pit.
Here's an idea I've had:
Cobra Commander - Leader of the Cobra criminal empire - and his soldiers - Baroness (Sienna Miller), Storm Shadow (Tony Jaa), Zartan (David Murray) and Firefly (Scott Adkins) - Enlist international arms dealer Destro (Jason Issacs)'s - Director of MARS industries - help in a plan to conquer the world. Cobra starts to attack several famous monuments, like the Empire State building, the Golden Gate bridge, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc of Triumph, in order to convince the world's leaders to disable their defensive systems, hand over their nuclear arsenals and surrender their governments. Cobra Commanders give O.N.U. four days to decide. Desperate, they enlist NATO to reunite the best military operatives of the world to impeach CC and his soldiers. Led by General Hawk (Dennis Quaid), field leader Duke (Sam Worthington), infiltration specialist Stalker (Jamie Foxx), armed/unarmed combat specialist Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), armed/unarmed combat specialist Snake-Eyes (Ray Park), weapons specialist Roadblock (Terry Crews), comunications specialist Breaker (Saiid Taghmaoui), pilot Shipwreck (Gerard Butler) and languages specialist Cover Girl (Katheryne Winnick) set to impeach Cobra before the deadline ends, and they use their secret weapon: Nanotechnological bombs able to destroy an entire city within minutes.
Can the G.I. Joe save the world?
|07-24-2009, 09:57 AM||#57|
Ne Plus Ulta
Join Date: Jun 2009
After seeing the undersea base, Joe diving through bus windows, the Baroness being C.C.'s sister and Duke's fiancee, the Joes being some sort of international U.N./NATO crap, the origin of C.C. on top of the way he looks, and the fact that the Baroness doesn't have a Cobra ensign on her uniform plus the other countless and needless changes to the movie coupled with what I read on this board it's safe to assume that I'm not going to like this movie and if I did go see it I would leave the theater felling like I wasted my time and money.
Here's my version of a Joe film?
I wouldn't do a "Watchmen," and throw it all the way back to the 80's. No need. I would have it in the present day. Hell, I won't even start off with a "G.I. Joe movie." I'd start off with a Snake Eyes/C.C. origins movie. Basically I'd tell a movie version of G.I. Joe 26-27. With the Hard Master being killed. Stalker, Snake Eyes, and Tommy would be Rangers. Maybe participated in the Gulf War or the Invasion of Panama. would have Hawk not as a colonel, maybe a Lt. Colonel in charge of Snake Eyes and company's unit. I would have Gen. Flagg in supporting role because he would come up with the idea of the Joe team and Hawk as it's field commander. Of course you have to do the Scarlett and Snake Eyes back story. C.C. I basically stick with hsi being disgruntled and on so right wing milita paranoid shit. This movie would lead into the Joe Movie.
The plot would be one of the following: Cobra is formed and is trying to do one of the following:
1) trying to procure a WMD
2) trying to assassinate somebody.
3) trying to de-stabilize a government
4) trying to start a war
5) planning a terrorist attack
The Joe team would be formed to prevent these things from happening or in response to one of the events already happening.
Besides the obvious antagonists, I would utilize Firefly, Zartan, and the Siegies. Of course the Siegies would be in positions of power and influence and be acting as Cobra moles.
Though not in original Joe. I would include Chuckles. He's too cool of a character not to use. Scarlett and Lady Jaye would work with Chuckles in an intel role.
As far as the uniforms, if they're individual uniforms aren't doable. I'd differently have them in their individual uniforms when lounging around the Pit which would be located in the Chaplin Assistants Motor Pool at Ft. Wadsworth.
I would try figure out a cool way to slip in a PSA or at least during some part of the movie have the Joes say, "Now you know. And knowing is half the battle." During the closing credits I would play the theme song to the cartoon.
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|07-24-2009, 10:03 AM||#58|
Join Date: Jul 2009
I would have made it like Street Fighter with Jean Claude as Duke, and Shia LeBouf as Cobra Commander. BUT, I wouldn't have cast Marlon Wayans, so it still would have been a better film. :o:p
|07-24-2009, 04:38 PM||#59|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: ca usa
In addition to the use of gadgets, I would emphasize also the martian arts skills of the Joes and the Cobra characters ala Street Fighter. For Destro, I would emphasize his enhanced strength and armor ala Doctor Doom. For Cobra Commander, I would give him lots of deadly gadgets like Kobra and Doctor Doom. For the Baroness, I would emphasize her seduction skills and she will have sex with many Joe members to gather information.
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