|05-01-2009, 10:32 AM||#191|
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|05-01-2009, 10:35 AM||#192|
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Here's a listing of what is awesome and the Yeah Buts:
Street Humvee scene... YEAH BUT the accellerator suits
Underwater scene... YEAH BUT it looks a little too Gungan to me
Eifel Tower scene... YEAH BUT a little to obvious CGI animation. Not even close to the quality in other movies (IMO)
Viper recruits getting their new uni's - YEAH BUT those stupid masks!
SS vs SE fight scene... YEAH BUT I still think SE looks very campy.
That's not even touching the crazy changes to Cobra Commander. I'm just not sure... I want to like it so bad. I'm just gonna have to accept that it has been "Mummy-fied".
... Like when the preview popped up saying "From the director of THE MUMMY". The fist thought in my head was why would you want to advertise that???? haha.
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|05-01-2009, 10:59 AM||#193|
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Join Date: Jan 2008
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You know? That really got me excited. Some parts did look too sci-fi, but it looks like it is going to be a very visual effects laden summer action movie! Still doesn't seem very G.I.Joeish to me, but still looks cool nonetheless.
|05-01-2009, 11:37 AM||#194|
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comin' at ya face first GO CAVE! i put the fucking hammer down!
|05-01-2009, 12:00 PM||#195|
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Join Date: Apr 2008
The SE vs SS battle looked better in this trailer...which is very good.
|05-01-2009, 12:10 PM||#196|
So much drama 'n the LBCs
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Look, I've said it already, and I'll say it again. To me, it's not even about details like "Sigma Suits" or "JUMP packs" or what degree of sci-fi it is. Yes, I think the suits are too "easy answer" now that CGI is so readily available, and apparently "Matrix" style motion is going to be the bar for action films from now on (really sad if you ask me) and I assume that people expect movies to have over-the-top-unrealistic-visuals now, but what the "general public" is going to question is, where the fuck did these Super Suits come from? Not to mention the other drastic design changes.
Not only is it not the GI Joe that fans are familiar with, you have to remember that those not even remotely fans are going to look at this movie and draw a blank on any sort of recollection other than staples like Baroness, Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadow. They're not even advertising Destro as Destro-as-people-know-him, in his "iron mask", so I bet a lot of people will be confused whether the Scottish guy is the new Cobra Commander? Who is this Scottish-voiced man? I can guarantee you Joe Everyman will not be able to tell you that Destro is Scottish. I assume most of them think he's a black man with a really badass voice. I do think, on the other hand, they'll ask, "Didn't Baroness have some sort of Natasha-type accent?"
Sure, there's always been ridiculous weapons and plot elements. But you give those to the villains. That's what makes them dangerous, and the heroes don't easily have some sort of Super Suit that makes everything go away and save the day. Sure, they used to have things like general-use lasers (because bullets were frowned upon) and jetpacks, but there's a far cry from "flying" and "zipping around beating ass in armored suits and dodging bullets in bullet-time, despite being an awkward and heavy suit".
It just seems like a weird niche element of GI Joe to pick from existing "GI Joe" lore (Sigma 6 suits) to throw in to a movie where the general public will look at GI Joes in X-Men suits inside Iron Man/Halo armor and scratch their heads at what they're watching.
As for "future tech now", these "Delta" styled armour super suits are about as far along as invisibility cloaks. I saw a feature on Discovery about tiny cameras all over vehicles that show what's on the other side of the vehicle, but they don't work because of natural sunlight being too hard to reproduce, so all they end up with is a dark outline of the vehicle. Invisibility armor is about as far to becoming a reality as such absurd suits. Not as close as people here want to think, if you ask me.
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|05-01-2009, 12:13 PM||#197|
Join Date: Feb 2009
So far as I know, the Accelerator Suits only appear in one scene in the film.
|05-01-2009, 12:29 PM||#198|
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Join Date: Jan 2008
blowing up/destroying the Eiffel Tower...how "Twisted Metal" of them.
|05-01-2009, 12:33 PM||#199|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Why couldn't they have just done bad ass military special forces? Super suits, biological weapons or whatever that green stuff eating the Eiffel tower and jet look stupid :(
I'll probably still watch this, but I don't think I'll enjoy it as much as other summer movies :(
|05-01-2009, 12:43 PM||#200|
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