|08-30-2009, 08:57 PM||#11|
Bravo Team Weapons Sgt
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Covert Ops in Central America
I think it was the writing.. She could have easily been played up as a tough Roller Derby type girl. But they made her character weak in the writing. But you can't always get your Cake and Eat it too as far as Great Actress and Hottie! I personally liked the Sports Bra scene on the treadmill.
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|08-30-2009, 09:00 PM||#12|
addicted to 25A Joes
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NF, NY
She was awful as Scarlett and the way Scarlett's character was written in the first place was crap anyway.
I can't take Rachel Nichols seriously. Watch the remake of AMITYVILLE HORROR...
|08-30-2009, 09:01 PM||#13|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I would agree with this spin on Scarlett; while I wouldn't go so far as to say its misogynistic, numerous times she has to be saved, both physically and emotionally, by the male Joes. She cowers from the Commando Viper in the first scene, and in the final action sequence, is reduced to giving Ripcord commands while he handles all the action. Frankly, though, she's always kinda been that way in the comics and cartoon. She was the classic damsel in the cartoon, always needing to be saved, and even in the comics she simply served to be Snake Eyes' love interest. Also has to get rescued a lot. Frankly, Scarlett has never been the best interpretation of a woman on a military team.
Oh, and the term bimbo? Don't use that, please. You wouldn't call Ripcord any number of offensive terms because he's black, and you shouldn't call Scarlett that dreadful little word because she's a woman.
As for the Baroness, however, I have to disagree with your interpretation. The Baroness in previous incarnations is about as layered as a sheet of paper; she generally exists to look cute in leather and play Cobra against itself with her sexuality. Hardly an enlightened view of women. In the movie, she is given quite a bit of agency in the end: she refutes her mind control. She's portrayed as an able fighter against both men and women, she's intelligent and full of heart, and has to deal with a series of tragedies in her life. Far more fleshed out than she had been in most previous incarnations. Even in choosing Duke, a common soldier, over the wealthy Destro is a step in the right direction, showing that she's acting out of love, not greed or power. I think that's wonderful, but hey, just me.
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|08-30-2009, 09:11 PM||#14|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Hampshire
you won't get it out of me. I thought both main ladies did a great job.
|08-30-2009, 09:25 PM||#15|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: stockton california
rachel was great in the new star trek movie for beiing in 3 scenes....and in the gi joe movie she had a few not many good scenes in the movie...but still all the ladies were nice to look at
|08-30-2009, 09:30 PM||#16|
Van Halen Warrant Officer
Join Date: Jul 2008
Try to watch her in P2, maybe see some appreciation.
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|08-30-2009, 09:30 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cobra Island
|08-30-2009, 09:31 PM||#18|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Monrovia, CA
dear God. the next good thread on the movie may be the first, but if not it certainly doesn't have much competition.
|08-30-2009, 09:39 PM||#19|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Y-Town, Michigan
Just trying to cover my a$$.
Agreed that Scarlet was the damsel in the cartoon, but as ROC wanted to bring Gi. Joe into the 21st Century, it would have been great to leave the damsel stuff in the 80's IMO.
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|08-30-2009, 09:40 PM||#20|
THE PITT - Head Janitor
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Running with the little guy, Fighting to make change
Honestly I thought it was cool how they portrayed the Scarlett character with the Ivy League education the DDP comics included in her origin comic. Albeit, it is not in the original filecard but this gives depth not found either in the comic or cartoon.
On a personal level, I will battle into the grave the fact Hasblo should not have set her up with Ripcord. I will do this just as much as how I despise Hasbro changing Ripcords race.
I don't want to open a can of worms here because it has been opened in other threads. Save to say, Hasbro/Paramount has changed things into something else in which the changes are not an improvement on the previously established continuum.
That said, I still enjoyed the cerebral Scarlet!!!
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