It might even help to go to the movie without even thinking it is a GI Joe movie at all.Originally Posted by SolidusRaccoon
Tell me, you saw the movie, did the technology they use represent modern equipment? Was the "future technology" believeable as becoming reality within the next 10 to 15 years or "declassified"?
I watched a trailer that depicted some kind of attachment forming on the front of a vehicle. It looked like right out of the Transformers movie. I immediately balked. It didn't look like anything I have seen in action today, and therefore I can't believe anything like it would be available or in use a few years from now. It looked like 100% computer generated fantasy Hollywood effects.
Maybe GI Joe can't survive without having a Transformers fantasy tie-in. But I really disliked the Transformers/GI Joe comic book tie-in. It was so lame.
GI Joe was originally great because it was believeable something like that could actually be occurring.
Those suits they wear in this movie, are they anything in use today? The weapons are realistic? What's up with that black suit that the "new Duke" is wearing?
Maybe the bulk of paying moviegoers now judge what is good about movies differently than in the past.
Box office sales sure seem to indicate an immense interest in the movie.
On the one hand I feel bad for anyone expecting familiarity and tying in one "generation" to the next. What you knew about GI Joe, if this new GI Joe movie takes hold, then you don't know anything anymore.
But if the majority of paying moviegoers are paying and EXPECTING dizzying, action intense scene after scene, and this is what the movie delivers, then the moviemaker's firm has successfully captured the budget for the follow-up film. And the GI Joe line will continue on because of it.