|View Poll Results: Are you satisfied with the looks of the characters we've seen thus far?|
|Very satisfied. No need for changes.||36||15.25%|
|Somewhat satisfied. A few tweaks would make me happy.||118||50.00%|
|Not satisfied. This is the wrong direction for Joe.||73||30.93%|
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|04-21-2008, 12:59 PM||#51|
i am really not into movie discussion that much but i will say this, when they tried to "update" the toy line ala spy troops or VvV or even sigma six, moderate to low overal success in sales, when they went back to the iconic original costumes for the characters in the 25th line sales through the roof, can't keep them in stock, demand far superceading the supply, some things just are what they are and don't need so called "updating" to make them a big success. i know this has been said before but "SPIDERMAN" did not need a new suped up outfit to be a huge hit, nor did "BATMAN". original iconic outfits always sell because they are part of what make the characters recognizable to even the casual fan.
|04-21-2008, 01:40 PM||#52|
Cold Slither's Roadie
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Texas
First off, I'm going to say that seeing the costumes, I'm not blown away, but I'm intrigued.
Ripcord - was a surprise for me. Marlon Wayans is actually looking pretty hardcore. I don't know why they made him Ripcord,though he looks convincing enough to be Stalker, IMO.
Scarlett - Love it or hate it, there was no way her cartoon/toy/comic costume was making it into the flick. You got yellow threads, your costume's getting changed...Just ask Wolverine. She looks great, I can't complain.
Storm Shadow - If he ends up wearing a mask, fine, if not, it's not going to wreck the whole movie, and it's not the end of the world. He looks pretty tight, and it should be a great visual up against Snake Eyes.
Baroness - Looks okay, but honestly, I've seen ladies at the conventions with better Baroness outfits...and what's up with the shades? Her classic look with the glasses kinda add to her appeal, honestly. I'm hoping this one's just a preliminary outfit.
* as far as Baroness and Storm Shadow both go, I sure hope they get the Cobra emblem on their outfits at some point in the flick. No one's going to sell me on the fact that "It would'nt work in a movie". There's NO way Habro could pass up selling merchandise with a movie Cobra logo!
Duke - Meh... He's okay, just plain. He's trying to look hard, but he just doesn't scream Duke yet.
Hawk - You know I casted Quaid in my own idea of a Joe flick (as well as Ray Park for Snake Eyes), So I'm glad he's the General, he looks great. The outfit, just like everyone's said is a little too Flint, but honestly, you think they're gonna cover up one of their few big name actor's head with a helmet...uh-uh. He looks the part though, I'm happy.
Cover Girl - Kinda weak...just a hottie in camo. I'm hoping she doesn't have a big role, and then I'll be satisfied.
Snake Eyes - I think he's pretty tight, what I'd expect a movie Snake Eyes to look like. The lips on the costume are probably to allow him to emote, and hell, they're on his classic version '85 figure, so what's the big deal?
Overall, I'm okay with what I'm seeing, the fanboy in me wishes we could see Duke in his traditional outfit (which wouldn't be hard), as well as others, at least for a scene or two. I kinda figured they would be wearing armor of some sort. First off, it's a big Hollywood production, they need to sell action figures (Oh God...all the Night Ops/SWAT/Night Force customs...), and second it would only make sense in battle.
I'm going to hold my judgement of the flick, probably until the first FULL trailer comes out. As it stands, it's looking okay.
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|04-21-2008, 01:43 PM||#53|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Monrovia, CA
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|04-21-2008, 02:05 PM||#54|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canal Winchester, Ohio
I am happy with them. To me they are reminiscent of the original joe costumes. They look more like a unit this way and less like a rainbow coalition. I can totally see why some hate them though.
|04-21-2008, 02:17 PM||#55|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego
very disappointed. Should of went with what the figures look like. Other then the names whats the key. Reasons each joe was different from uniform and personality. Now looks like X-men. Come on.
|04-21-2008, 02:59 PM||#56|
Free the Punisher
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: being held in a special containment center at the bottom of Lake Michigan
I have no problem with these really. I think Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Baroness are close enough to their iconic looks to please me. The black uniforms do look X-menish, but I never expected to see them in their cartoon style clothes. I much prefer one of the photo-shopped Scarletts with the bit of comic color added for flavor, but it's not a deal breaker for me where the movie is concerned. If I had one complaint about this movie, it's only that I have to wait until NEXT YEAR to see it.
Forget it Jake, it's Hisstank.
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|04-21-2008, 03:10 PM||#57|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
The new costumes are fine. I need to see Destro, Cobra Commander, and Zartan before I begin to panic.
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|04-21-2008, 06:03 PM||#58|
Cartoon Action Hour RPG
Join Date: Dec 2007
I'm somewhat happy with the costumes, Storm Shadow aside. I'm not overwhelmed by any means. I was hoping to get goosebumps upon seeing the costumes for the first time (like I did with Spider-Man's costume), but that didn't happen at all.
I do place my hopes in the rumor that the black costumes aren't the characters' only costumes. They are functional, but lacking in distinction.
I understand that copying the comicbook costumes verbatim may not translate well to the big screen, but I do hope the movie costumes are, at some point, reminiscent of the originals. Stripping them completely of their visual identities would be like putting Superman or Spider-Man in unrecognizable costumes. At least the two aforementioned flicks had the decency to not take a dump all over the characters' appearances. I can only hope that GI Joe follows in their footsteps, as the costumes are a big part of who the characters are.
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|04-21-2008, 08:54 PM||#59|
Join Date: Feb 2008
And it's been said a million times, but no one seems to listen. These costumes are used in one battle towards the end of the movie. This isn't Transformers where they're going to keep the same look throughout the whole movie. They're people, they'll have different clothes.
|04-21-2008, 09:45 PM||#60|
Join Date: Jul 2007
I'm good with the costumes. wish they were camo (digital) instead of black but whatever. I like the way Stormshadow looks. I was impressed by the Wayans (as others have said) which I didn't think possible. they look like what they are a special ops unit some 10 years from now.
one last thing, Quaid looks like a badass. I could not be happier with that casting choice
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