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Old March 27 2009, 02:39 AM   #31
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Re: Cobra Commander revealed (SPOILERS)

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Man, any Cobra Commander cosplayers that show up for the opening are going to get some weird ass The way things are, I can just see it on the 6 o'clock news now.
Actually, that'd be cool, because at this point, any Cobra Commander cosplayers that show up will likely be carrying picket signs!

I say definitely put that shit on the 6 O'clock news!
What you really need to make people shit bricks: Cobra Command, and a phalanx of vipers.
Why stop at one phalanx? Quote General Austin in issue one: "Cobra has LEGIONS!"
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Old March 27 2009, 02:41 AM   #32
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The source material was he was a used car sales man that became a terrorist because Snake Eyes drove his family off the road in a car accident.

You really expect the mass public to not laugh their asses off at that?
And the terrorist in the see-through Ant-Man mask is less comical?

Again, the source material has Zartan turning colors to blend into a wall and built a man out of DNA dust and called him "Serpentor"!
And again, it also includes that same used car salesman taking over entire countries, putting a contract out on his own son and shooting people in the head for not thinking positive! Which mask do you think fits that Cobra Commander more?
The see thru one from the movie.

Modern terrorists aren't afraid to show their faces anymore.
Unless they intend to survive their terrorist acts and therefore don't want to get caught.
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Old March 27 2009, 02:47 AM   #33
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Re: Cobra Commander revealed (SPOILERS)

Is the Cobra emblem in the movie? I don't think I've seen it yet.
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Old March 27 2009, 03:21 AM   #34
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hes supposed to be cobra fucking commander, not the plastic encased turd, WTF
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Old March 27 2009, 03:28 AM   #35
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If the packaging wasn't labeled I would have thought that was a strange design for Destro, what with the big collar and all.
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Old March 27 2009, 03:35 AM   #36
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I not normally one to say "OMG they're raping my childhood" but...

OMG! They're raping my childhood!

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Old March 27 2009, 03:36 AM   #37
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He looks like the last appearance of lex luthor from smallville (post michael rosenbeum) wearing that oxygen mask
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Old March 27 2009, 04:36 AM   #38
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Wow. I wonder if Paramount can change their minds at the last minute? Would it be possible to refilm scenes with the Cobra Commander with the proper attire? If they don't, they could have a massive failure here. From the comments on that page, it looks like even non Joe fans think it looks stupid. Really, the costme wasn't that hard. I could've seen teaser posters with Cobra Commander in his original costume standing triumphantly, and the word Command above him. I'm worried abour Destro now as well. Those two are such iconic characters in the GI-Joe universe, changing one thing would alienate the fanbase. I bet Destro will ony have half of is face be silver, or a silver eye patch or something. Honestly, how could Hasbro agree to a design change this drastically on a main character? Say what you will about Micheal Bay, if he were directing, or even producing this movie, the villains wouldn't have changed a bit. Look how close he got with Optimus Prime? The only thing he changed was that he added flames to the paint job, and that even got a lot of flak. Oh, well, I'll save my money for the new Indy game that comes out the same month. I never thought I would say that abou a movie like this!
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Old March 27 2009, 04:42 AM   #39
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I loved GI Joe more than any other toys as a kid. I loved the comic too.

This really sucks for a few reasons - number two is it looks LAME and it is not necessary to make him an old buddy of one of the Joes who gets burned and wants revenge. His regular origin was very cool - either the used car salesman or the pyramid scheme stuff.

But the number one reason this is a mistake? If you are lucky enough for the filmmaking Gods to hand you a Darth Vader level, iconic villian - you. don't. change. a. fucking. thing.

Assholes.
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Old March 27 2009, 04:47 AM   #40
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Forget realism. Honor the source material. His original masks are fine, and only Hollywood Logic makes the Bubble-Boy mask a sensible change.
The source material was he was a used car sales man that became a terrorist because Snake Eyes drove his family off the road in a car accident.

You really expect the mass public to not laugh their asses off at that?

Again, the source material has Zartan turning colors to blend into a wall and built a man out of DNA dust and called him "Serpentor"!
Actually, I think CC's brother got drunk and smashed into a car carrying Snake-Eyes' parents and sister, and killed them.
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Old March 27 2009, 05:48 AM   #41
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Would this have really been so hard if even a fan can do it??

Found this nice little pic from a convention

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Old March 27 2009, 06:06 AM   #42
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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.
That cuts it, if the guy doesn't understand why the KKK suggestion would actually be a good thing when you're creating a villain, I have no interest in seeing the villain he ended up filming.

I'm not a huge GI Joe fan (I watched the show in the '80s and barely remember anything other than Snake Eyes), so I don't care if they change the designs a bit. But that lame excuse is a real buzz kill for me.

I'm only going to see this if the reviews are really, really good.
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Old March 27 2009, 06:19 AM   #43
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I'm a big fan of this franchise so I'm thinking:
WTF are they on?
Why not ask a fan what he or she thinks before approving the design, particularly if you are marketing to adults who were fans as kids. That was one thing that Lucas did not do with TPM and look where it got him. At least he made a unique looking villain
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Old March 27 2009, 06:32 AM   #44
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Does anyone know why they didn't just use the metal face mask?
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Old March 27 2009, 07:07 AM   #45
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WTF? That's supposed to be Cobra Commander?
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