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Andy where will you be? Are you staying downtown after work or going home? Maybe we could all take one car.

GI Joe Teaser Trailer

at 15:38 - 2nd, February 2009

why do they have to make it so over the top?

Carl Carl
News comment 1 | User comment 1159 | 20:39 - 2nd, Feb 2009

Because it's GI Joe where the source material had the Cobra terror organization run by a snake man. Also you had a metal headed guy named Destro and a smuggler who would dissapear in the sunlight named Zartan.

Now if you cannot figure why it's over the top, spare yourself from seeing this.

Cliff Cliff
News comment 2 | User comment 176 | 22:52 - 2nd, Feb 2009

Mother of god, that looks so awesome. Alex I don't care what you say, you can't make it exactly like the cartoon, it has to be updated. Its GI Joe, its supposed to be over the top. Much like Shoot em' up, Wanted, and Sin City. Much like Sex, Violence sells.

Alex Alex
News comment 3 | User comment 4910 | 7:57 - 3rd, Feb 2009

but shoot em up was way over the top and was great because of this. this looks more cheesy than anything else.

i just think some things shouldn't be touched. mostly the stuff from my childhood. or at least make it but use cg or animate it, but not live action.

Carl Carl
News comment 4 | User comment 1159 | 10:32 - 3rd, Feb 2009

Wow you think this looks cheesy? And Shootem Up was a perfect way over the top and not cheesy? Your opinions on movies should forever be ignored.

Alex Alex
News comment 5 | User comment 4910 | 10:47 - 3rd, Feb 2009

a little harsh...

shoot em up was intentionally cheesy. so it was funny because of it. come on the guy delivering the baby while shooting random mooks that come into the room? classic.
gi joe has gone hollywood. it's not a good thing.

Carl Carl
News comment 6 | User comment 1159 | 11:15 - 3rd, Feb 2009

I think they are transitioning it very well to the big screen. We can't always get cartoons. Honestly the cartoons now sell out our childhood shows because of how care bear parents are these days. Look at all the iterations of transformers. They had a crazy ass cheesy manga one a litte while ago. Back in the day the cartoon could be watched by both parent and child and be entertaining for both. Now though it's just child oriented and frankly dumbed down.

At least with a hollywood action flick we get to see something for us again. Sure they will change a few things but fuck, seeing GI Joe (just like Transformers) on the big screen is just awesome. And it looks like they are making it for us fans.

Carl Carl
News comment 7 | User comment 1159 | 11:17 - 3rd, Feb 2009

If you have indie beliefs and call everything a sellout if it goes hollywood then fine but honestly it's your loss. Indie movies get things right sometimes but just judging from a 30 second - 1 min trailer on a movie and calling sellout is not giving it a fair shake especially when it really does look cool.

Alex Alex
News comment 8 | User comment 4910 | 11:54 - 3rd, Feb 2009

but dude, there's a serious difference between the quality of this and the quality of silent hill.

also, they didn't make transformers for the fans. for christ sake they made it to make money. making bumble bee anything but a vw beetle is not right on so many levels, but then to make every autobot in the movie some kind of gm car is just selling out.

transformers was absolutely atrocious, aybe if michael bay or hatever the hell his name is wasn't on it, it might of been better. but come on, they game optimus flames! optimus prime was a giant flaming robot!

and now he's going to butcher it some more by making a sequel...

Alex Alex
News comment 9 | User comment 4910 | 11:56 - 3rd, Feb 2009

this is exactly what i think about michael bay and the annoying actor in the movie.

Alex Alex
News comment 10 | User comment 4910 | 11:56 - 3rd, Feb 2009

you watch, we'll get all excited about gi joe and then go and see it and it'll be shit. like almost every other childhood-memory-made-movie.

Carl Carl
News comment 11 | User comment 1159 | 12:13 - 3rd, Feb 2009

Transformers was great. Sure it wasn't a 100% translation but it was excellent in quality. I am starting to see what your problem is and that is expecting a one for one portrayal. Problem is if they released that then it may or may not sell as well.

Silent Hill came closest and people bitched at it so much. Problem is if you just retell a game story then you already know it so it's boring. You played that. So they have to take things in slightly a new direction.

Could you honestly see Megatron turning into a small gun? Or Soundwave in the next movie turning into a cassette player. I mean they have to change things. Life is about evolution.

Alex Alex
News comment 12 | User comment 4910 | 12:18 - 3rd, Feb 2009

there's a huge difference between megatron turning into a small gun and optimus prime having flames.

and bumble bee turning into anything but a vw beetle

Alex Alex
News comment 13 | User comment 4910 | 12:19 - 3rd, Feb 2009

1:1 is not what i'm asking for. i'm asking that they take the series a little bit more seriously.

why could tmnt be great but everyone else get it so wrong?

Carl Carl
News comment 14 | User comment 1159 | 12:29 - 3rd, Feb 2009

And which movie was more a box office smash...ohhhhh burn. But people cannot relate to a VW beatle anymore. Do you see awesome racing and battles when one is a VW bug. Like come on. They did the nod to the VW and they kept the core of the character alive. Time to modernize.

Cliff Cliff
News comment 15 | User comment 176 | 15:10 - 3rd, Feb 2009

Wow, I didn't realize that he said No quite a bit in his movies.

Alex Alex
News comment 16 | User comment 4910 | 16:20 - 3rd, Feb 2009

box office doesn't mean anything.
people will go see a movie because it brings back memories (transformers) or the preview looks good (fantastic four or spiderman 3) or the name of the movie (indiana jones).

and the bug can house a porche engine, so if they can work it into the story that optimus prime has flames, then they can they can put a porsche engine into a vw bug.

Carl Carl
News comment 17 | User comment 1159 | 18:10 - 3rd, Feb 2009

When a movie is a bomb then word of mouth stops it from being ultra popular. It got nothing from praise. Sure people did not like all the aethetic changes to the autobots but still it was a modern telling and hey that is what we got.

And it's not just about bumblebee either. Ironhide would have been an old 80's van. Like Oooo ahhhh Optimus had a flame design on the truck that was only noticeable when he was in truck form.

Just nitpicking at that point.

Deb Deb
News comment 18 | User comment 352 | 0:16 - 8th, Feb 2009

Regardless of it... I think it is so cool.. I like over the top... (Except in shoot em up, That was painful). I grew up on GIJOE, I had them all, the bases, trucks ect.... I have been waiting for this one.. it is about time!!!! I think we should all go together!

Alex Alex
News comment 19 | User comment 4910 | 0:40 - 8th, Feb 2009

yup, just waiting for all the disappointed comments that will be coming once everyone sees this.

besides, is it a bad thing to want movies from my childhood to actually be good?

Deb Deb
News comment 20 | User comment 352 | 0:42 - 8th, Feb 2009

YEs.. Incase you forget.. We grew up in he eighties dear... Everything was cheezy and over the top... Why ruin them

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