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Old August 5 2009, 07:49 PM   #16
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Re: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Grading & Discussion

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I can't stand what they have done with the look of Cobra Commander. His action figure looked so cool and evil.
I liked the hood. Apparently they didn't go with it because it was too reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan's attire.
Given that he is (I presume) a 'bad guy', what was the worry with comparisons to the KKK?
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Old August 5 2009, 08:02 PM   #17
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I hope it makes enough money to become a franchise. I also hope Tomax and Xamot, Serpentor, Major Bludd, the Dreadnoks, the Crimson Guards, the robotic BATS, and Dr. Mindbender make into the sequels.
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Old August 5 2009, 09:03 PM   #18
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I can't stand what they have done with the look of Cobra Commander. His action figure looked so cool and evil.
I liked the hood. Apparently they didn't go with it because it was too reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan's attire.
Given that he is (I presume) a 'bad guy', what was the worry with comparisons to the KKK?
I guess even murderous terror Leaders have to be P.C. for the general movie audience .
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Old August 5 2009, 09:13 PM   #19
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^ Yeah, maybe they felt it might be too much for what's supposed to be a fun summer movie.
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Old August 5 2009, 09:17 PM   #20
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i just want Flint and Jaye in the sequel. couldn't give a rat's ass about anyone else. preferably with Jaye being played by Jen Garner. (C'mon, Sydney Bristow was a 5-year audition for 'fit brunette who kicks ass and disguises herself a lot' Lady Jaye)
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Old August 5 2009, 10:08 PM   #21
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Does it have a cheesy PSA at the end?
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Old August 5 2009, 10:24 PM   #22
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Re: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Grading & Discussion

On a side note, Channing Tatum is multi-racial (he's not 100% pureblood Caucasian like the original Duke character). I guess that's negligible, considering they cast a black actor to play Ripcord.
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Old August 5 2009, 10:34 PM   #23
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Why doesn't Destro in the film have a silver head of metal? Did they think he would stick out in a public place or something?
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Old August 5 2009, 10:50 PM   #24
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On a side note, Channing Tatum is multi-racial (he's not 100% pureblood Caucasian like the original Duke character). I guess that's negligible, considering they cast a black actor to play Ripcord.
I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote the Ripcord character as Stalker (who was big in the comics and was often featured with Duke), but had to change the name because of the modern connotations of the word "stalker." So they picked a fairly generic Joe nobody would miss (apologies to all six Ripcord fans.)
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Old August 5 2009, 11:28 PM   #25
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I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote the Ripcord character as Stalker (who was big in the comics and was often featured with Duke), but had to change the name because of the modern connotations of the word "stalker." So they picked a fairly generic Joe nobody would miss (apologies to all six Ripcord fans.)
So that explains then the remake of "Kolchak: The Night Person."
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Old August 6 2009, 02:01 AM   #26
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Does it have a cheesy PSA at the end?
That would be win.
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Old August 6 2009, 02:10 AM   #27
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I haven't never seen lower expectations for a film since Southland Tales, so it has nowhere to go but up!

80's nostalgia + Doctor #9 + Baroness lust = adds up to me paying to see this on a big screen nicely toasted.
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Old August 6 2009, 02:17 AM   #28
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Does it have a cheesy PSA at the end?
That would be win.
Maybe one like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1BDM...om=PL&index=18
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Old August 6 2009, 03:39 AM   #29
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I can't stand what they have done with the look of Cobra Commander. His action figure looked so cool and evil.
I liked the hood. Apparently they didn't go with it because it was too reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan's attire.
Erm, GIJoe fans will know that Cobra Commander also wore an awesome silver shield/helmet thing over his face. The KKK doesn't use those.

I just think Hollywood has an avertion to completely masked cinema characters. With Darth Vader an exception, I find these days masked characters spend little screen time with their face covered. Just look at Spider Man. He can't keep his friggin' mask on for more than a few minutes.
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Old August 6 2009, 03:48 AM   #30
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I can't stand what they have done with the look of Cobra Commander. His action figure looked so cool and evil.
I liked the hood. Apparently they didn't go with it because it was too reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan's attire.
Erm, GIJoe fans will know that Cobra Commander also wore an awesome silver shield/helmet thing over his face.
That's true. I don't know why that wasn't used in this movie.
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