Great video interview of G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon Chu

Every time I hear this guy talk, I get a big smile on my face.  In many cases you can tell when the Hollywood machine is just working and the actors who proclaim their “fanboy” nature are sorta pandering to those of us who have been around the block a few times.

You heard it during the Rise of Cobra tour when Stephen Sommers said how much of a fan of the franchise he was, and then shoe-horned his “Accelerator Suit” concept into a film where it probably didn’t belong.  Just listening to Jon Chu talk about the G.I. Joe property, his genuine excitement and interest in the brand is palpable, and it feels much more than an act that we sometimes get with other movie makers.  That doesn’t guarantee it’s a great film, but I think that is certainly points for it, and combined with all the great footage and imagery that we’ve seen, I find myself even more ecstatic for June 29th.

In this interview he talks about the reasons why you should see this movie this year, the shenanigans that go on on the set of the film, and what makes this G.I. Joe film different than the others.  Check out the interview on Comic Book Movie, and I’ve also embedded it below.

4 thoughts on “Great video interview of G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon Chu

  1. I duno man .. I was excited right up till the point where Roadblock is Ashikage .. WTF.
    Roadblock’s secondary training is as a classical French chef, NOT a stealth assassin.
    One plot point I suspect they will do is the conversion of Tommy Ashikage into a Joe. I’m pretty darn sure, chiefly because they are delving into the stuff with the Blind Master and Jinx. I mean how can they not get into elements about the Hard Master’s death?

  2. Roadblock’s not going to be a ninja, he just learned a little gun-fu.

  3. LOL .. that’s what they calling it now?
    But seriously, that whole deal about the battle “kata” things that were deforming the action figure’s hands .. I dunno man. On the plus side, b/c Rise of Cobra was a steaming pile of crap and practically the bottom of the barrel, the GiJoe movie franchise can ONLY got up LOL.

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