|08-07-2009, 08:01 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Ok I know there are tons of opinions good and bad but I'm going to be honest as many of you might know or have read I was less than thrilled walking out at 2am from GI JOE ROC.
I started to think taking out the toy and kid elements how would a darker more modern day GI JOE movie be welcomed.
Something you could watch and take seriously. A movie you could say man that is not too far fetched. Something without the gimmick CGI or cheesy toy lines.
In a Batman Returns kinda light. With the CGI of 300.
As far as the history and flash backs I thought it really spoiled the mystery of the main characters. As a kid I used to love reading how Cobra Commander was pretty much unknown, that was cool.
My version of Cobra Commander would have been a Mob boss from the underworld who has ties to many powerful people one of which would be Destro his biggest connection. Destro has money and weapons and thats what he offers to CC. But what would CC offer to Destro? Simple CC has pull in the underworld and can create violence in many countries causing them to buy better weapons and thus making Destro richer. They feed off each other and thats what enables them to coexist as partners. They are each others bread an butter.
Cobra would start as a fairly large mob unit lead by Cobra Commander(or Cobra Don) a mysterious well dressed man that wears a hood. Never reveling his true face because after all why would you? His inner circle is made up of Zartan CC right hand man and his dreadknocks, Tomax and Xamot the crimson twins and leaders of the crimson guard some of the best soldiers from Italy. They also are Cobra's financial advisors based in NYC. This would be the very head of the snake rarely seen and very evasive. What the JOES don't know about CC is he has very strong pull in the American Government hence the snake reputation to seemingly get out of trouble when it's pretty clear he had involvement in crime and war fare. He's slippery. He can buy off the people in the American ''know.'' A group of corrupt American politicians and wealthy mob leaders.
Destro is always masked as well because Destro has people after him. He has burned bridges which makes his connection to Cobra commander one of his major life lines. He wears the bulletproof helmet due to generational assignations attempts on his life and the many before him for selling weapons of war to many sides.Destro has enemies but he lies under a blanket of protection from CC. He pays a bodyguard(Stormshadow) to protect him and his wife the Baroness who runs a world wide prostitution outfit helping to get key information to Destro and CC from her slew of hookers and whores that sleep with good and evil... yes they sleep with JOE's too and can get valuable information. Doctor Mindbender is also close to Destro. He is also one of his closest advisors and has been part of Destros clan for many years hired by Destros father. Mindbender is constantly at odds with CC and but knows he has no leverage cause of CC's pull and how important his relationship is with Destro. His final slap at CC is his creation of a great influential understudy who he clones off of the DNA of great leaders named Serpentor. Mindbender lies to CC that Serpendor is cloned off CC's DNA and that Serpentor is acting as a double for CC and someone to step in during battle or speeches to protect CC from assignation but the truth is he's secretly being groomed to eventually replace CC and gain the confidence of the soon world dominating Cobra Army. This is done at the height of Cobras powers and is eventually the fall of Cobra as the lone Dominate Army/ terrorist group.
The fall of Cobra could come in the third movie as Serpentor is intoduced and a huge fallout proceeds between CC and the very loyal Destro who see's CC as a father figure because his own was assinated when he was just a boy. The family had protected Destro since youth. The Cobra forces are then forced to pick sides and are split into 3 armies Cobra, The Iron Grenadiers and Serpentors/ Mindbenders army. Mindbender is the true leader because he control Serpentor's mind and has always been jealous of CC. Mindbender craves power and is one of the main reasons for the fall of Cobra.
The Joe's are more of a secret society them selves. They are funded by the ''Good Wealthy Americans'' who notices the corruption within the United States Government and the blunders of the US Forces who are manipulated to a degree by CC's political power. The Joe's however are many and are seen as the secret Patriots
that show up like super heros when the US Army is out muscled by CC and Destro. They are the best of the best and can do lots of damage in small numbers.
My JOE's can't be bought and thats what makes them different from a Cobra Soldier or US FORCES who don't really know why they joined or who their fighting or who is even leading them. The JOE'S are motivated but Good over Evil and thats what makes them tick. Thats what makes them better from the rest. They come from all over to fight Evil. However they are mostly comprised of Great US patriots who specialize in all different things.
Snake eyes is kind of a loner in my version. His vendetta is with who ever SS is with and that is Destro. So for the most part Snake eyes is a mystery who randomly shows up when ever Destro has his hands in things. So it appears he's on the JOE's side and for the most part he is. He was given the name Snake eyes by the JOES because he always bails them out when they need that extra boost against the far advanced weapons of Destro. He's kinda like an Ace in the hole. Outside of CC he is the most mysterious character in GI JOE he is thought of as a Legend or a ghost/super hero. He is rarely seen and show at only key moments in GI JOE history. So JOE fear him and aren't sure if he is good or bad. By his work he's thought of as good. Snake eyes was given knick name by JOE lore because he seems to know when Cobra will strike. Many think it's because he is close to Destro's wife the Baroness who eventually builds a strange crush on him because what woman doesn't love a mystery man?( watch Greece 2) Thats how many believe he knows where the major battles will be and if it's a major battle SS is surely on site. The Baroness also dislikes SS so that also plays a part later on.
Last edited by AlleyViper47; 08-07-2009 at 08:18 PM..
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