|09-11-2008, 05:05 PM||#71|
Join Date: Sep 2007
The basic "concept" of Rex as the "fallen hero" type remains, EXCEPT...
As far as I know, I get the feeling the "final" Rex character isn't exactly a "hero" type from the get-go. He's not a bad guy either, sure... but he's reluctant to take part in that dreadful mission Duke reclutes him for.
As I understand it, Rex is some sort of a "gray" character. He's not a bad guy at all, but he doesn't go for all "the patriot talk". He's interested in science. He's beyond right or wrong.
And that's actually interesting because it's not that the "accident" turns him into CC... deep down, he actually already IS CC (in a mad-scientist playing God sort of way). Sure, the accident drives him further towards that direction, but he's got it inside already. The discovery he makes in the mission is something he cannot resist. He must KNOW.
|09-11-2008, 05:24 PM||#72|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Weird NJ
Maybe Duke drops him into a vat of chemicals and his skin turns white, his hair turns green,..............
|09-11-2008, 06:09 PM||#73|
Join Date: Feb 2008
|09-11-2008, 06:52 PM||#74|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Los Angeles
On one hand, I don't have a problem with a disfigured CC. He never really reveals his face anyway. If he did (and when he had in the comics, albiet disguised), it was certainly anti-climatic and not many people cared for it. Who cares if he's scarred or not? If anything, we'll mostly see scarred tissue around his eyes. Certainly not worthy of casting judgement on the movie as a whole.
On the other hand, I feel the scarred origin may be too similar to SE. If this is the same mission, SE gets scarred on, it might be okay. Otherwise, we're getting too many similar origins in one movie.
And I'm not happy with the over-reliance on nanobots to explain everything. I think nanobots are one of the most overused and derivative plot devices in modern sci-fi/fantasy.
I think the interview is fine. He certainly sounds more into it than previous interviews. Of course, the studio may have told him to do some damage control. Knowing the original CC's voice actor and paying him respect is very cool.
So overall, I don't think the scarred CC origin is fine.
I don't buy the "black suits are battle armor" defense. Why? Aren't the Joes going to be in battle for most of the movie? How much down time do they really have for other outifits? Admittedly, it could work out. Might be odd if they keep switching uniforms. Of course, it's probably done to help sell toys.
I still think the movie is going to stink, and it has nothing to do with CC having a scarred face. It has to do with...
Stephen Sommers' track record
Lorenzo di Bonaventura's track record
Larry Hama's recent track record (not than he has any power here)
There is still a chance it'll be fun and so stupid it's entertaining (like Sommers' Deep Rising). And the toys will certainly be cool.
|09-11-2008, 07:09 PM||#75|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
This movie sounds worse and worse...
|09-11-2008, 07:29 PM||#76|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ocean County, NJ
So he's scarred now? Big deal. When I read the comics, with very little prior knowledge of Joe, I expected him to be scarred in some way, not a hippie. It works better in reality. Remember the first image of Heath's Joker? People HATED it. Those same haters now want him to win an Oscar.
You guys REALLY need to chill about this. This isnt the Joe of your childhood. This isnt a Sunbow cartoon. This isnt Hama's work. This is GI Joe for a new generation. You guys would be up in arms if Flint wasn't wearing a beret (though that would be something they would keep) or Shipwreck didnt have Polly or something. Remember that. This is striving to be a realistic story with a few sci fi elements (nanobots.)
Give it a chance before you claim it as "ballsack" or "utter shit." It could blow you away. It could be the best movie of the year. It could be utter shit. Don't be biased on it, watch it with an open mind. Like what was said about Transformers, this is a "1980s GI Joe inspired" film.
Last edited by Drill; 09-11-2008 at 07:32 PM..
|09-11-2008, 08:38 PM||#77|
Join Date: Jan 2008
How bout I save you and I the time, bypass 11 months of waiting, and declare you WRONG? YEY I WIN!! Wait a min......Nostradamus here has spoken, so it must be true, JGL WILL SUCK!!!!
Go ahead....continue on with your Tunnel Vision like demeanor and don't advert. After all, in doing so you just MIGHT have an enjoyable experience and we wouldn't want that to happen.
Extreme in the sense that you don't actually think that people *might* have a change of heart and praise JGL as if he were the Messiah when it's all said and done? I love how so many of you have Crystal Balls and are enlightening us with your illustrious visions of the future!! You'll save me a trip to Miss Cleo.
Don't kid yourself, people do this all the time and it COULD very well be no different when the movie hits. JGL could end up doing the ABSOLUTE WORST job ever, but in the same sense could also do the ABSOLUTE BEST. To take a firm stance EITHER way at THIS point is immature and foolish.
THIS situation is NO different then what so many did to Heath when it was announced that he'd be the Joker....then saw the TDK and have been kissing his ass ever since. What a joke.....
I'm not saying that the movie will rock, but I'm also not gonna say it'll suck, same applies to the ACTORS...... It's the people that live in a box with no holes, thus creating insufficient oxygen to the brain with a closed minded mindset that judge BEFORE instead of AFTER.
Last edited by Sysiss; 09-11-2008 at 09:16 PM..
|09-11-2008, 09:50 PM||#78|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Cobra Comander is really a guy from Cobra La and had blue skin already, but an experiment turned him human and his was the only one of Cobra La to raise an army and destroy the human beings so that Cobra La can rule the world, but he failed as revealed in the 80's movie.
this story sounds like batman throwing the crime leader into a chemical that turns him into a super villian. not watching this movie.
|09-11-2008, 09:54 PM||#79|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Desssstro how do you like my new massssk? Cobra! cough cough... If we must have change then the commander would look better with a cloak/mask combo.
|09-11-2008, 10:34 PM||#80|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I am not sure what to think about the whole CC mask deal.......I mean the mask made the man.I do however try and have some guarded optimism about the movie.I can remember the Transformers movie being the same way.That trailer that came out showing prime with no faceplate just threw me into a rage at Bay.Then I saw the movie walked out and said DAMN that was awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Then I saw it 6 more times.So I guess I sorta learned from that.Not saying this movie will be great,not saying it will suck.The fact is no one not one of us knows it's just pure speculation at best right now.My guess...........It will be pretty darn good.Who lnows though,right?
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