Originally Posted by AlleyViper47
these GI Joe movies focus too much on Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow... I know everyone loves Ninjas but I think they take away from the original concept of GI JOE the American Soldier. It's also becoming the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ish. I guess my point is I hope they bring in the JOE and Cobra before this just becomes Ninja fest 2013. I'm still kinda disappointed Destro isn't in this and they messed up the Baroness. I kinda wish they would have just reboot the whole thing.
I agree with this to an extent.
I'm fine with SE and SS being in it, but not when their story detracts from the overall movie.
Resolute lost so much time with the personal story between SE and SS which didn't need to be there.
Same with RoC. The flashbacks to SE/SS in training felt out of place and didn't really fit in with the rest of the movie. It was jarring, ruining the flow.
I'm afraid Retaliation will be the same way.
And reading the production notes that DESTRO posted, it sounds like there are two stories: Roadblock's and Snake Eyes. Hopefully Chu handles it well, but could really end up feeling like two incomplete movies.