|05-16-2008, 11:08 PM||#81|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Snake-Eyes = Short, Fat, And Stubby.
I really hope they use some of that tremendous hollywood magic to help avoid this look on the big screen... somehow, Please.. I almost threw up a little bit in my mouth...
* ack *... o.k., I just did...
|05-16-2008, 11:12 PM||#82|
Join Date: Oct 2007
It looks to me like the only thing that's going to really appeal to the masses in this movie is Snake-Eyes and the villains. I'm not sure that anybody could act well enough to stand out from the rest of the people who have different costumes. I'm not saying that the action is going to suck, but if you have somebody dressed like Snake-Eyes standing next to a handful of people all dressed identical, then Snake-Eyes is going to steal the spotlight ala Boba Fett.
I'm probably not going to like the movie. I don't think that my opinion means much though, because I honestly don't like many movies these days including Transformers. I think that GIJoe has a lot of potential to make money in the box office, but I don't really see anything that will jump out and appeal to kids yet. Part of the Transformers Movie that made it so successful is the toyline, videogames and flat out ridiculous amount of marketting. I don't really see a lot of potential in toys for this so far.
Also, some people keep bringing up the orignal Joes being constructed of mostly the same mold and still being successful, but I thnk that their success was largely due to the novelty of the Joe mold in general. Prior to the launch there really wasn't anything LIKE it in the market with that kind of playability. Making the new characters more unique as the toyline continued was an evolution of the original 13.
That being said I'm actually kind of excited about the movie in a faint way due to the fact that it seems like it's going to be a largely villain driven story. The Joes mostly look like cannon-fodder to me which is cool since I pretty much couldn't care less about anybody but Cobra and Destro. I'll reserve my judgement for when I see Cobra Commander, Destro (with the mask) and Zartan. If they mess up any of those characters then I don't really understand what direction they're going in with this movie.
|05-16-2008, 11:37 PM||#83|
Join Date: Jan 2008
To the haters. Has anyone heard of Star Wars? Before the replies come flying in, it's rhetorical. I am in no way suggesting that this G.I. Joe movie will be the next Star Wars so don't go there. I'm going to draw a couple of simple comparisons and am using it as an example since we all know about it.
The comparisons are within the costumes and the script. Since so many people want to kill the movie before it even hits based on costumes and the script do you know that Star Wars faced the exact same dilemma? When Star Wars was in production it got ripped apart by EVERYONE including the actors themselves.
It was looked at as utterly ridiculous as a 7ft. tall dog ran around with a gun, people shot lasers and some guy dressed in black needed the help of a scuba tank to breath. Lucas endured all sorts of issues and the movie almost didn't even come out. People lacked FAITH!! THEN.... people see the movie and well, you know the rest.
The point being, and i know it doesn't seem like the EXACT G.I. Joe we've all grown up with. We really have to see how this whole thing comes together on the big screen. As weird and silly as Star Wars seemed at the time, destine for failure it somehow worked when it was all said and done. Who's to say that this can't be the same. It doesn't have to have the success that Star Wars had, that's not the point.
Sometimes you just have to see how it plays out. It really might not be as bad as some of us are projecting it to be. You might be pleasantly surprised.
|05-16-2008, 11:42 PM||#84|
Join Date: Dec 2007
From the looks of these images they are F'n up the whole thing...I foresee a crappy F4 style movie, played down to kids who and quirky looking effects...They better get their heads outta there arses and get it right....
|05-17-2008, 12:11 AM||#85|
Behind Enemy Lines
Join Date: Sep 2007
I see your point and respectfully disagree. G. Lucas pulled SW out of his head! Only he knew what the story was SUPPOSED to look like. There was absolutely no history there. Therefore, noone had any expectations. When he started throwing ideas around, everyone thought he was nuts.
On the other hand, you have GI JOE with it's 25yrs of history and mythology! If they wanted to take so much creative liberty with something, why couldn't they just come up with something original and leave Joe for someone who actually appreciated it!!
I do agree with one thing you said, however. We do just have to wait and see. The MOVIE may suck, it may not. But one thing I know right now...I hate the way SE looks!!! And that sucks to me!!
|05-17-2008, 12:32 AM||#86|
Code name: J.A.F.O.
Join Date: Apr 2008
I'm smelling another
|05-17-2008, 12:35 AM||#87|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kansas City
i had to add this, please accept my apoligies.
|05-17-2008, 12:39 AM||#88|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Provo, Utah
That was actually pretty funny!
|05-17-2008, 12:57 AM||#89|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
As it sits it looks like I will do what I did when I saw Transformers at Botcon. Get drunk and then watch it.
|05-17-2008, 02:12 AM||#90|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I love how everyone brings up Transformers and Iron Man. I was on (and still am) the TFW2005 and seibertron forums all during the run up to the movie. EVERYONE hated it when they saw the first designs and the first script leaks came out.
But guess what? The more stuff that came out, the more people started developing a "Well... I guess I'll give it a chance" attitude. Some TF fans STILL hate the movie, and always will, but for the most part, it was accepted into the TF universe because it didn't change the story too much.
Optimus prime was still a big red truck, and leader of the Autobots who came to Earth during the civil war with the Decepticons, led by Megatron (And sometimes Starscream), and now they take the form of Earth vehicles and befriend humans while searching for the one thing (Energon/allspark) that can save their home planet of Cybertron.
A few changes, same basic story. They didn't make the Autobots heroic Japanese cars that became super-smart and the Decepticons evil American autonomus war-machines.
People were convinced Iron Man was gonna suck. But, once again, as more info and pictures started leaking out, most IM fan's attitude improved.
Now we come to G.I. Joe. After the first pics and script hit, many were sure this thing was gonna suck. Unlike TF and IM, the more stuff that comes out, the WORSE it gets. There are still the few holdouts here and on a couple of other Joe sites I go to, but for the most part, everyone just says "Well, screw it."
And before those same few come on here and call me a RAH fanboy, go on just a regular (Not Joe-nerd) site where they discuss movies. The average public, in HUGE numbers, think everything that has came out about the Joe Movie is a big joke. People I know and work with who don't care one bit about G.I. Joe, but are aware of what it's been for 25 years, think this looks like crap.
If you sit there and think there's no way Hasbro would allow Hollywood to screw up a franchise like G.I. Joe, go ask Mattel about Masters of the Universe.
I could keep going, but won't. Hollyweird has a long and distinguished history of taking well-loved franchises and changing them to what they THINK we want to see, because the FANS of those franchises are obviously just raving NERDS.
Oh, and the power suits are really, really bad.
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