International G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra Poster

Posted by G-Man (30611 posts) - - Show Bio

I have mixed feelings about the upcoming "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" movie coming out on August 7.  I did watch the show growing up.  So I do have that nostalgic attachment to the franchise.  A movie version sounds and should be cool.  Some of the images from the trailer make it look like a fun summer popcorn movie.  But there's also been a couple things that have worried me.  My biggest concern is if this "Doctor" guy turns out to be Cobra Commander (seen in the poster and HERE).  There was also the image from one of the toys that was a little disturbing. 

I know I should just let go of any expectations that it will be the greatest movie ever made.  The movie has to appeal to a wide audience, not just for people like me.  Perhaps Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow can make it all worth it.

For now, here is a look at the "international" poster that Empire Online posted this morning.   Hopefully the Baroness didn't have to stand like that for too long.  It looks like it would hurt her back after a while to be twisted like that.



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#1 Posted by TwilightThunder (246 posts) - - Show Bio

At the very least, this movie should be "watchable". I know Stephen Sommers will not get an oscar  for this movie('coz that's not the purpose of this flick), but I want it to be fun.

#2 Posted by inferiorego (21217 posts) - - Show Bio

Biggest let down of the summer for fanboys....here we go

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#3 Posted by Precise (22883 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as Snake-Eyes has some good fights, i'll watch it.

#4 Posted by #1ElderScrollsFan (1991 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it will be cool hpefully!!!

#5 Posted by Lord's Angel (1093 posts) - - Show Bio

This look terrible.

#6 Posted by Iron Fist Angel (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Huge G.I. Joe fan here and I'm pretty sure I'm going to hate this movie. The trailer makes it look embarrassingly bad. I expect the critics to rip it a new one when it opens.

#7 Posted by SUPER-MAN 23 (1872 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome the movie is going to be good

SNAKE VS STORM
#8 Posted by elessar (100 posts) - - Show Bio

By the looks of the trailer the acting looks terrible and so does the plot!

That's too bad ,that movie had so much potential. . . .that's sad.........I hope I'm mistaken!

#9 Posted by NightFang (9862 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope its a good movie.

#10 Posted by Obsurity (263 posts) - - Show Bio

It does look pretty awful during some scenes from the previews. I don't like those techno suit that have them flying around. Ray Park as snake eyes is going to be awsome though

#11 Posted by mattydeNero (519 posts) - - Show Bio

P-U.

#12 Posted by danhimself (22270 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not really hoping for much out of this movie so maybe they'll surprise me

#13 Posted by elessar (100 posts) - - Show Bio
danhimself said:
I'm not really hoping for much out of this movie so maybe they'll surprise me
i hope so
#14 Posted by inferiorego (21217 posts) - - Show Bio

this is going to be the citizen kane of our generation... just wait and see

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#15 Posted by TheSavageAssasin (2761 posts) - - Show Bio

i want to put this down cuz it looks bad but i dont wnt to put it down cuz i want it to be good and well who doesnt love snakeyes

elessar said:
danhimself said: I'm not really hoping for much out of this movie so maybe they'll surprise me i hope so [more]
yah thats kinda how i feel
#16 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

Check out Destro's helmet!  The mix of medieval and modern done up in what looks like brushed iron.  He looks like he could headbutt his way though walls.

#17 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio

This has Christopher Eccleston in it . long story short i have to see it

#18 Posted by MrDirector786 (43390 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it will be good. I like the poster.

#19 Posted by Ghost Tiger (205 posts) - - Show Bio

One can only pray.....

#20 Posted by NovaHulk (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Evil never looked so good....sounds cheesy...(well aren't all headlines on movie posters cheesy?)

#21 Posted by Illuminarch (244 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought the trailer looked good in it's own way.


But it's not GI Joe.

I don't mind the experimental power suits, but I do mind the ridiculous black molded-rubber body suits. Are they a military unit, or are they Batmen in training?

The cast and team roster leave me scratching my head. Instead of the far more interesting and perhaps quintessential GI Joe heavy machine gunner Roadblock, they gave us his watered down xerox Heavy Duty. Presumably because of some need to be more "diverse", they gave us a black Ripcord and an Arab Breaker, nevermind that there are already plenty of actually non-white characters they could have used (Aren't Stalker, Doc, Airborne, and others worthy of appearing?). Duke is a young rookie instead of the team's Top Kick. There is no Flint, no Beachhead, no Shipwreck. Hell, are there any Navy, Marine, or Air Force members at all, or is this just an Army only show?

And Cobra looks in even worse shape, led by Tommy from Third Rock from the Sun. Ridiculous. Why do Destro and his Iron Grenadiers seem to be the real force behind Cobra? I like the Iron Grenadiers as much as the next guy, but they shouldn't be a replacement for Vipers. Zartan appears, but no Dreadnoks. Where are the specialist troops - the Snow Serpents and Lampreys and Night Vipers and Crimson Guardsmen? Upsetting.
#22 Posted by Shipwreck (114 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm hoping for the best with one. My brother is done with his 4 years of active duty when this movie comes out and we are going to throw him a surprise party and take him.  My only true hope is that it's better ride than Wolverine.

#23 Posted by Arach-Knight (527 posts) - - Show Bio

This is going to be the worst film of the summer.  Hands down.  I am going to see it in the theater only for the comedic value it will hold.

#24 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio
Illuminarch said:
I thought the trailer looked good in it's own way.But it's not GI Joe.I don't mind the experimental power suits, ... [more]

The original toy lineup was all Army.  Air Force only had Ace, Slipstream, Ghostrider and maybe one other.  Marine members were mostly Gung-Ho and Leatherneck.  Navy was better represented with Shipwreck, Torpedo, Wet Suit, Wet Down, Deep Six and several others.
#25 Edited by Ghost Tiger (205 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasnt Beach Head Marines? He was an original form what I remember, although I wasnt really around back then lol.

#26 Posted by Illuminarch (244 posts) - - Show Bio
Ghost Tiger said:
Wasnt Beach Head Marines? He was an original form what I remember, although I wasnt really around back then lol. [more]

Beachhead was an army ranger. He wasn't an original, but definitely one of the premier characters.

MrMiracle77 said:
Illuminarch said: I thought the trailer looked good in it's own way.But it's not GI Joe.I don't mind the experimental ... [more]

Yes, the original 12 men were all Army, but that ended pretty quickly. In any case, they're not using the original team in this movie. I already pointed out how they ignored Stalker, even though it would make even more sense since he has a past with Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. Since they're not sticking to the original team, they have no reason to make them all Army. Where is their air and sea support coming from? If I see Snake Eyes flying a jet fighter, I'm going to be irritated.

There were a lot more members from the other services than you mention, too. The Air Force had a ton of members to pilot their aircraft, like Dogfight, Windmill, some of the Sky Patrol guys, Major Altitude. The Navy also had Tracker, Rampart, and even an Admiral. They even had a Coast Guard guy (Cutter) and several SWAT guys like Shockwave. Some of these characters are quite marginal, but many of them are significant. I just don't get why you wouldn't at least have a Shipwreck, Flint, and Beachhead.
#27 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

The Mummy movie was great so hoping this one is too!

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