We get some new group shots, and Snake Eyes looking entirely bad ass, and of course those horrendous Accelerator Suits. With just under a month to go I’m sure we’ll be seeing a bigger marketing push to go along with the new toys that are taking over toy aisles all across this great nation of ours.
On a slightly related note, I caught The Mummy on SyFy in the past week and I forgot how much I enjoyed that flick. I’ve been holding Stephen Sommers in contempt since that travesty that was Van Helsing. Just maybe he can deliver the fun and action in GI Joe: ROC? We’ll have to wait and see, as this hits theaters on August 7th.
While I haven’t been overly encouraged by anything I’ve seen, and this latest tv spot which features Sienna Miller’s non-accent Baroness calling the pursuing Joes “…real American heroes”. Ouch.
And one thing that I’ve finally noticed after watching countless trailers … that Snake Eyes is wearing business slacks. I can almost deal with the molded lips and ab muscles, but outfitting the most bad ass ninja in history from the Men’s Warehouse … c’mon guys.
While I have a deep love for all things Snake Eyes some of what I have seen to this point (and in the trailer below), is leaving me with feeling kind of … meh.
My chief complaint is that by rubberizing all of the characters, you remove their individual identities … which is what made GI Joe fun as a kid. Each character had their own gimmick … which has kind of negated in this current incarnation.
And can someone explain the molded lips on Snake Eyes’ costume?
I’ve been rather critical of late in regards to the apparent lack of effort that Wizard was pouring into their annual show here in Philadelphia. It has been well documented that there has been some massive upheaval in Wizard’s corporate offices, which I have touched on before. Not to long ago here on DDOY I pleaded for Wizard to step up their game.
Let’s just say that the Internet hasn’t been too kind to Director Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of the toyline and cartoon. The only thing that has received praise was the casting of Ray Parks as Snake Eyes … and Sienna Miller’s ass.
The decision to put all of the Joes in the bland, molded body armor strips away everything that made them cool as toys, comics, and cartoons. Each character was unique, had a gimmick and reinforced that they were the best at what they did. Instead we get molded muscles on Snake Eyes, boob holsters for Scarlett … and a Wayans brother in an action movie.
Ha get it … Trouser Snake? I think Fumbles is the only Joe (or Cobra for that matter) that actually hit a target. The lack of accuracy always made me wonder as to how the Joe/Cobra conflict continued to perpetuate itself. All those lasers and fancy tanks … and no one ever died.
One of my short term goals is to make the pilgrimage to the nerd mecca that is San Diego for the annual Comic Con International. I can’t make it this year for obvious reasons (….wedding), but I will do my damndest to link/report all of the hawtness that emanates from San Diego this year.