Tuesday, May 01, 2012
GI Joe: Retaliation
So while I am eagerly awaiting the release of The Avengers, there is another classic comic book team I can't wait to see this summer.
I'm talking, of course, of the reboot/sequel GI Joe movie. I hope this one manages to strike the balance a little more on the gritty side than the last one did. I made peace with the fact that the GI Joe franchise was always more than the comic book and the cartoon was silly (e.g. Cobra-La? Cold Slither?). Why shouldn't the movie play both ends? But the first movie was a little too silly for my taste. And it messed with some of the relationships between the characters. That... I had serious problems with.
Anyway, this movie seems to go back to what made GI Joe so great: action; big, honkin' guns; and hot ninja-on-ninja action. It also adds heaping amounts of The Rock and Bruce Willis.
Please, for the love of God: Don't suck, GI Joe: Retaliation.