So many forces have come together for G.I. Joe Retaliation:
the director of Fast Five, one of our favorite action/driving movies of all time, the mega-star and Scorpion King himself, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the comic and animated might of a childhood favorite, G.I. Joe. We didn’t hate the first movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and in fact, we liked the characters, for the most part and were able to turn a blind eye to the super mech jumping suits. I mean, the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow back story was fantastically done!Â We had fun with the flawed first flick, but now the second time is go and we…were… well, we’ll let the podcast speak for itself. But it ain’t pretty.
- The high profile delay – did they go back and shoot more Channing or no?
- The reuniting of Arnold Vosloo and The Rock since their Mummy Returns days
- Bruce Willis… and what happened?
One update: Eros was totally wrong on the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow history (it’s presented in the Marvel Comics similarly, so what they do in the movie works), but still stands by his Firefly is totally lame comment.
UPDATE: More embarrassing, we totally thought it was the same director as Fast Five and the upcoming Fast and Furious 6, Justin Lin. We apologize for the error, sometimes we make mistakes… or wish for better things.
For now, enlist in our GI JOE RETALIATION movie review podcast:
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