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Old March 26 2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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Old March 26 2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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Was a cloth mask with eyeholes really that big of a hardship? Seriously??!

And this "too KKK" bullshit? HE'S THE BAD GUY!!!! The more KKK he looks, the better, cuz then you'll want to see him get his ass kicked!

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Old March 26 2009, 11:52 PM   #3
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BWA-HA-HA!!! THAT'S the best laughe I've had in a ''LOOONNG'' time. Thank GOD I am not a ''joe'' fan, or else I'd be totaly ticked off!
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Old March 27 2009, 12:09 AM   #4
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I can't say I'm a Joe fan but I think that's a horrible design regardless of the source material - like he's stepped out of the 1990s street fighter film..
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Old March 27 2009, 12:12 AM   #5
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He looks like someone melted a plexiglas sneezeguard around his head.
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Old March 27 2009, 12:28 AM   #6
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That take on 'Cobra Commander' is insulting. I mean, I'm not a GI Joe diehard or anything, but I have fond memories of it from my childhood.

The KKK reasoning is idiotic as well. I'm all for a nostlagic GI Joe romp, but what's the point of shitting all over the original material? I mean, Cobra Commander pretty much wears fucking blue, with either that "KKK mask" or with that metal faceplate thing. But not... whatever the fuck that guy is wearing.

Also Cobra Commander is the leader of a terrorist organization. He's pretty much Osama Bin Fucking Laden! Even if it is a KKK mask, isn't that GOOD for his character?

What is the point of this movie?
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Old March 27 2009, 12:37 AM   #7
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The KKK excuse has got to be the lamest thing I've heard in a long time. He's a fucking genocidal madman, the KKK thing...yeah, that's the least of the dude's problems, but that's the point: He's fucking insane! Come on, why couldn't they use the silver metal mask or the armor from the comics? What's up with the escape from a toxic-waste dump Cobra commander.

Bet they didn't keep the "Used car-dealers fucked by the Feds" origin either.
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Old March 27 2009, 12:40 AM   #8
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Man, Golobulus really fucked him up, huh?
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Old March 27 2009, 12:41 AM   #9
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That's one of the ugliest things I've ever seen.
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Old March 27 2009, 12:46 AM   #10
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Good God people get a grip! You'd think with how much stuff is leaked on the interne, you all would know already why he looks like that.



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Old March 27 2009, 12:50 AM   #11
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Man, Golobulus really fucked him up, huh?
Dirty joke overload...must not...must not....

....well that's what he gets for spitting when he should have swallowed.
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Old March 27 2009, 12:52 AM   #12
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Good God people get a grip! You'd think with how much stuff is leaked on the interne, you all would know already why he looks like that.



So we're, what, supposed to accept it because he's got a condition?

Howzabout this? Howzabout we don't put in the usual "let's make the villain more human" Cliche ailment and just make him the fucking BAD GUY, 'kay? How hard is that??
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Old March 27 2009, 12:57 AM   #13
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Good God people get a grip! You'd think with how much stuff is leaked on the interne, you all would know already why he looks like that.



So we're, what, supposed to accept it because he's got a condition?

Howzabout this? Howzabout we don't put in the usual "let's make the villain more human" Cliche ailment and just make him the fucking BAD GUY, 'kay? How hard is that??
Thing of it is, that one of the (latter?) origins of the Commander would have been prefect for this day and age: A small business man that has a bad day-- brother killed, wife dumps him, and the IRS fucks him over-- he snaps, starts a massive pyramid scheme to fund his anti-govt. plans and actions, and as time goes on he goes from a small time militia-type nutjob to a full blown domestic and international terrorist threat.

Fucks, it's the two for one special: He's human-- he's joe every man in the current economy, and he's a major nutjob bad guy that only cares about bringing down the world govts.
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Old March 27 2009, 01:14 AM   #14
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Good God people get a grip! You'd think with how much stuff is leaked on the interne, you all would know already why he looks like that.

The movie producers invented that reason, just like they invented the new mask.

“We’ll see Cobra Commander in the Cobra mask [but] it will not be like the show,” said di Bonaventura, who also promised they aren’t going to the comics for that one either. “I found some of the [mask] aspects a little KKK for me,” he said, “so we tried to steer away from that image. We thought that might be a little much.”
This quote exemplifies just how much a clueless, yet powerful, movie producer can fuck things up.

I mean, why change things that are so easy not to change? Why put a face outline on Snake Eye's mask? Why put them in black body armor when regular army clothes would likely do? Why change Cobra Commander's mask when either of the alternatives would look perfectly fine on screen? The thing is, this shit matters with GI-Joe because a lot of their appeal was based on their individual, distinctive uniforms which reflected their abilities and personalites.

I have no issue with them making some changes, but it's like these things are just done on the arbitrary whims of people who have zero attachment to the source material.

Though I'm a child of the 80s, I was never into GI Joe, being much more of a Transformers and He-Man fan.
But still this bullshit just pisses me off in principle.
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Old March 27 2009, 01:17 AM   #15
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Good God people get a grip! You'd think with how much stuff is leaked on the interne, you all would know already why he looks like that.



So we're, what, supposed to accept it because he's got a condition?

Howzabout this? Howzabout we don't put in the usual "let's make the villain more human" Cliche ailment and just make him the fucking BAD GUY, 'kay? How hard is that??
Thing of it is, that one of the (latter?) origins of the Commander would have been prefect for this day and age: A small business man that has a bad day-- brother killed, wife dumps him, and the IRS fucks him over-- he snaps, starts a massive pyramid scheme to fund his anti-govt. plans and actions, and as time goes on he goes from a small time militia-type nutjob to a full blown domestic and international terrorist threat.

Fucks, it's the two for one special: He's human-- he's joe every man in the current economy, and he's a major nutjob bad guy that only cares about bringing down the world govts.
Exactly! And the best part? Easy explanation for a KKK mask with eyeholes: He doesn't want people to know his identity! Period! End of Story! No Burn-victim-boy-in-the-plastic-bubble shit necessary!

Typical goddamned Hollywood Logic! "Well, normal Special Forces clothes aren't flashy enough, so let's make them all look like Batman!" "Gee, we know there's more than one Black guy on the team, but let's take a white character and make him Black instead of using one of them anyway." And now: "I was horribly burned and have to keep my face in a plastic jar so I'm gonna take over the world, so there! "

And exodus, here's why I'm being so vocal: Even though the phrase "raping my childhood" is overused by rabid fans on the 'net, when you can actually feel the metaphorical peener going in, you are obligated to say something!
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