|08-08-2009, 02:20 AM||#11|
Join Date: Sep 2008
I get what you saying. I am a super big fan myself since the mid 80's everyone will have a different view of the movie for me it was good again not perfect. I figure about 3.5 out of 5 stars or 7/10
I just hope it does well to get a squeal.
|08-08-2009, 02:24 AM||#12|
Cranky Tanky Says So
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Topeka Kansas Blah!!
liked it end of story these threads ar going to go on for days...........i am just happy after all these years we got one plain and simple i saw with my eyes somthing i wanted when i was ten a live action JOE movie!!
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|08-08-2009, 02:47 AM||#13|
Spartan F5 Viper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Unfortuantley it is not that simple to just say end of story...it will continue on and on and on and on...haters will profuse thier hate, lovers will profuse thier love of ROC and neutrals will beg them to stop and ride the fence till the sequal..no calm before the storm for a long time!
|08-08-2009, 03:25 AM||#14|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Utica, NY
I saw this movie at 7:20 this evening and did not decide to post my thoughts till just now. Why? It's like if you were riding on a train. You get a warning for a while that something bad is up ahead on your train trip. You prepare for it. When it finally comes, it goes by so fast that you ask yourself, what was it that you saw? Just a case of whiplash that had me thinking Who? What? Huh?
Now, I grew up since I was 5 and collected the toys and comics more than 20 years. In that time, I found out about a true, depth-full origin story of G.I. Joe/Cobra. Could the origin of the ARAH storyline be told in a movie in just two hours? Including everything from the the cartoons, Marvel/Image (ARAH/Devil's Due's American Elite/Sigma Six), plus any Action Man comics. Plus, fans already wanted to be told again and see again of characters they already knew. Personally, I loved to storyline of how Zartan got his abilities and came to be leader in the Dreadnoks from Devil's Due. But that is a movie all it's own. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow plot line, are a movie on it's on. Even seperately, Destro and Cobra Commander's origin is a movie of their own. It's like the old saying goes, you put to many Cooks in the kitchen, it spoils the soup. Seeing how it was "woven" in together for one movie; yes it can work. At the cost of integrity of depth.
So who was this movie for? Kids? They would be scared by some thing shown and people did die the this movie. The fighting and outragous weapons and vehicles? What I grew up and liked about G.I. Joe toys was that even though some were unrealistic, there were many that were real. This isn't the JLA, or X-Men, but were more grounded to reality. I am just a believer that if some movies were more grittier, darker, and took itself seriously, it would be a lot better of a movie (Robocop, TMNT, etc.). G.I. Joe is a good example of this. Dennis Quaid seem to be too proud and boastful of G.I. Joe (if people truly died under his command, I do not think he would be so happy). General Hawk was the original Field Commander of the team before Duke was brought in.
Personally, I think a better direction this movie should of came from was not from the Destro family origin, but G.I. Joe's origin. How Admiral Austin and General Flagg began G.I. Joe underneath the eyes of the "Jugglers" of the Pentagon. They wanted G.I. Joe to be International, then it couldn't truly be called G.I. Joe, seeing that G.I. stands for Government Issued of the USA. I understand certain "politics" of the world today. Still, some thing can be saved, if told in the right way.
As far as acting, body language and such, I am no Roger Ebert and don't go see a movie to find things to nit pick and complain about. People online here, the haters, got way too much time on their hands. You don't like a movie or just a thought or idea in general; I challenge you to do a better job. Write an over 200 page script and let people pick apart what you wrote.
G.I. Joe wasn't a great movie; but a fun movie. And yes, better than TF2. I liked Destro's face at the end and how he would be able to show expressions on his face. The Cobra Commander mask though, sucked. Is it just me or did Cobra Commander sound like Michael Wincott from "The Crow" and "Alien Resurrection"?
|08-08-2009, 05:11 PM||#15|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
all good points.
|08-08-2009, 05:15 PM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
I went in knowing it was going to be a new entry into the G.I. Joe universe, much like IDW & Resolute (along with Sigma Six, Extreme, VvV/Spytroops were in the past). And it didn't disappoint.
I went in looking for a good action movie and a good Joe movie and I was not disappointed as RoC was both.
As for the toys, all the "eras" of Joe that I use end up being meshed and worked into one universe, which is my Joeverse. So the RoC figures are being integrated into the existing Joeverse that I have.
Because I now have Blueshirts, Vipers and Neo-Vipers in my Joeverse, I had to find a place for them all and thus my version of the Coil was created with Serpentor at it's head and the Neo-Vipers being his troops.
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