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February 18, 2009

‘G.I. Joe – the Movie’ Teaser Trailer

Filed under: 3,doctor who,film music,movies — admin @ 9:13 am

I’m not sure what to think of the G.I. Joe film being made. From the very brief trailer online, it looks like this film has some potential, but it also looks like, in the very brief play time of this video, that there is lots and lots and lots of CGI, one of my least favorite things in a film.

I thought it was cool to see a brief second of what appeared to be Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow fighting with swords, but the computer-animated Eiffel Tower falling over just looked goofy, as did some of the CG-enhanced action sequences.

Christopher Eccleston as the villain is a strange casting choice. I still sort of see him as the brooding 9th regeneration of Doctor Who, so I can’t help but wonder if seeing him in this film will be like watching a rogue timelord causing world calamity. Actually, I can’t help but wonder if he’s going to end up as Cobra Commander or Destro or someone at some point later in the film.

To be honest, growing up, I was never a big fan of G.I. Joe, and instead preferred the cartoons with super-heroes, or transformers. With G.I. Joe, the few times I’d check it out, I never understood, even at a young age, how each side could shoot millions of laser blasts at one another and yet only cause vehicle damage, with no actual casualties. Boom! A tank blows up, right as the occupants jump out. I know it was a kid’s show, so they weren’t going to show brutal military fatalities, but all the same, even at a young age, that element of the show always seemed silly to me.

Maybe this film will be an improvement over that. Maybe not.

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