Saturday, June 05, 2010

Resolute: Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow to the finish

GI Joe: Resolute was an animated reboot that came out about the same time as the live action movie. It was written by Warren Ellis, who had no interest in the franchise prior to being asked to write it. He told the producers as much over the phone, but was intrigued when the answer came back, "That's why we want you."

This martial arts climax has more in common with Chinese Kung Fu movies than Japanese samurai/ninja movies or lore. Still, it's pretty good. I think it's more emotionally satisfying than the live action confrontation.

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