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Old July 28 2009, 02:31 AM   #1
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Sigh... I'm ashamed to admit it...

My buddy and I are going to go see the "GI Joe" movie.

It looks like total crap, we both believe that -

"These are accelerator suits..."
"What's it accelerate?"
"Your CGI doppleganger because it'll be cheaper to make a CGI model of that than the actual actor."

But it looks so much like crap it'll just be fun to riff on and make fun of until, well, Transformers 3 or GI Joe 2 comes out.

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Old July 28 2009, 02:48 AM   #2
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I agree. It doesn't look like it captures the spirit of the G.I. Joe I remember, and the Baroness looks to have been terribly miscast. It's still G.I. Joe though and I'll go see it.
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Old July 28 2009, 02:54 AM   #3
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I agree. It doesn't look like it captures the spirit of the G.I. Joe I remember, and the Baroness looks to have been terribly miscast. It's still G.I. Joe though and I'll go see it.
I never watched a whole lot of GI Joe as a kid, but what I did see doesn't seem to have inspired much in this POS movie.

I think the two will only be similar in name, character names, and vauge "plot structure" only. But overall the movie just looks crap. The CGI "accelerator suits" in paticular. I told my buddy we need to go see it some afternoon with cheap ticket prices when, hopefully, the theater will be empty enough that we can "riff" on the movie. If not, well we'll just pick on it afterwards. Should be fun.

But the movie, to me, just looks like pure crap. I've thought that ever sense the trailer(s) started coming out for it. My buddy and I had very, very similar comments on it when we talked about the trailer. (The accelerator suits being an excuse to not have to make CGI models of the actors, that the movie looks like it'll be similar in theme/connection to source material as Street Fighter was, etc.)

But, damn, if it won't be fun to just go see this movie for the horrible spectacle it will be.

And who knows? Maybe I'll end up being surprised. Stranger things have happened.

One thing is for sure, there damn well better be a "Knowing is half the battle" PSA at the end of it.
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Old July 28 2009, 02:57 AM   #4
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Pork chop sandwiches!
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Old July 28 2009, 03:00 AM   #5
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From what i remember of the 80s GI Joe it was crap, this movie looks a lot better.

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Old July 28 2009, 03:10 AM   #6
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So what? It's going to be a cheesy popcorn flick. As long as you know that going in, what's the problem?

I'm going to see it because 1) The Doctor is in it. And ... well that's pretty much the main reason. With a minor 2) to see big 'splosions.
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Old July 28 2009, 03:12 AM   #7
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I have no faith in the director. Sure, I liked his work in The Mummy, but then he tried to out-CGI that with The Mummy Returns. Then he tried to out-CGI that with Van Helsing. I hope GI Joe just isn't the next level of escalation.
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Old July 28 2009, 05:41 AM   #8
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did you know that those "accelerator suits" enable them to transform into vehicles? >_< well not really, but that's what they were going for i think...
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Old July 28 2009, 07:19 AM   #9
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the accelerator suits are not as prominent as the trailers would have you believe. they're only in the Paris Pursuit set-piece. seriously, watch all the TV spots and trailers and all the clips are from the same part of the movie, they're frequently even the same clips. it's probably no more than 10-15 minutes of the entire film. that's like whinging about the Bumblebee pissing scene in Transformers even though it lasts two minutes.

oh, wait, what am i talking about...
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Old July 28 2009, 07:22 AM   #10
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I think I will save my money and watch my son play HALO. Should be about the same.
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Old July 28 2009, 07:25 AM   #11
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Agent Richard07 wrote: View Post
I agree. It doesn't look like it captures the spirit of the G.I. Joe I remember, and the Baroness looks to have been terribly miscast. It's still G.I. Joe though and I'll go see it.
Whaaaaat?

Of all the information released about this God-awful movie, the Baroness is the only thing they've done right.
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Old July 28 2009, 12:42 PM   #12
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I will not be seeing this in the theaters but a couple of reports I've read (one being from fat Harry at aicn) indicate that it's far better than the trailers and ads would have us believe.
So who knows. I'll see when the dvd comes out.

It might also help that even though I was constantly watching GI Joe as a little kid, I have zero emotional attachment to it.
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Old July 28 2009, 12:48 PM   #13
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I'm hopin' I'll be able to get into a free screenin'. If not, a matinee should work...
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Old July 28 2009, 04:45 PM   #14
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I pretty much expect it'll be bad, but I suspect we'll go and see it anyway.
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Old July 28 2009, 04:52 PM   #15
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It is complete crap, but it's way better than Transformers 2 AND Terminator: Salvation
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