|03-04-2009, 02:34 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Everett, WA 98204
I'm new here but I used to grow up on the original G.I. Joe cartoon but always criticize it for its' cheesiness, but I was a fan of the comics and can't wait for the Resolute shorts and the live action movie.
I have a question...
why did the original show have to put guns (even real world ones) that fire cheesy lasers?
|03-04-2009, 02:37 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
what exactly is wrong with lasers? Sure its a tad sci-fi, but then again, a lot of Joe was.
|03-04-2009, 02:38 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2008
If they all had Lasers what was the point of Flash?
|03-04-2009, 02:46 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Selkirk, NY
I think it was a simply so people could see what was being fired at.If it was just muzzle flashes, then it would be harder to see WHO was firing at WHAT...( in the Joe cartoon movie, Chuckles whips out a pistol and fires off some shots without lasers, although he does so while clinging on to the top of a helicopter, just under the rotors which wouldve sucked him in and chewed him up)lol
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|03-04-2009, 02:49 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Bullets were a little too "real-world" for the Joe cartoon. Having them all fire lasers added an element of sci-fi to tone down the violence.
|03-04-2009, 02:51 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2007
|03-04-2009, 03:09 PM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Monrovia, CA
because lasers are more exciting and children like them.
|03-04-2009, 03:14 PM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Amusingly enough, there are portions of "The Mass Device" where the rifles make sounds more like regular firearms. But it flip-flops back and forth between scenes. By the time of "Revenge of Cobra" it's firmly established that Joe and Cobra weapons rely on "pew pew" instead of "bang bang."
But I suspect the lack of real bullets was purely due to "political correctness" and trying to avoid the backlash of angry parents claiming the cartoon glorifies gun violence. Plus as noted above, "lasers" give the good and bad guys the opportunity to color-code their fire and give visible cues so you can tell who's shooting at who.
As for Flash...in the Mass Device he was actually more of a flamethrower guy than a laser guy (and then was mostly shuffled off-screen and not used much)....just like Doc became more of a scientist/techie than a Doctor, because no one ever seriously got hurt in the Joe toons for him to patch up!
|03-04-2009, 03:16 PM||#9|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Northeastern, Pennsylvania
It's for kids, it's futuristic, and it gives you a visual clue as to what is being blasted at.
|03-04-2009, 03:25 PM||#10|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Jersey
I think for one, yeah bullets are too "real" for kids, where as lazers arent emulating death, to children anyway. As far as Flash goes, I dont remember him in the cartoon so much as I do the early issues of the comic. In the Marvelverse the charecters stood out much more due to their specialties. Thats how I always perceived it anyway.
Lastly, just be lucky it was Joe vs Cobra firing lazers and not what it was supposed to be....sharks with frickin lazer beams attached to their heads!
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