Six reasons why the G.I. Joe: Retaliation delay is not the end of the world

I’m going to try very hard not to be melodramatic, but I will say over the past few days there has been a lot of thinking, analysis, and a lot of talking out the recently revealed issues with the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film.  From a fandom perspective, we were all so geeked out and so fired up about what we saw in the trailers, it was easy for us as a collective group to ignore any potential that the film might not live up to our lofty expectations.

I think we were all so certain this film couldn’t possibly fall below the standard set by G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, when word started coming out that early screenings revealed some potential issues with the film’s quality, combined with the nine month delay and rumors of product recalls, the sudden chaos brought by all of the combined changes has thrown the fandom for a loop.  There has been quite a bit of discussion, and yes quite a bit of rage out there, and frankly, it’s hard to say it’s not justified.

But I’ve been doing quite a bit of introspection myself over the past couple of days, and as folks have come to expect from the site, I’d like to offer a rosier outlook than many have been discussing (here on GeneralsJoes certainly included).

Yes, the film is being delayed.  Yes, quite a bit of product will not see store shelves in 2012.  But, no this is not the end of the world.  Read on to read my thoughts.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation screening report from KERN Radio – Spoilers Ahoy

So last night I put out the call, and I had some great responders who listened to the KERN Radio segment on AICN last night in order to get some details about the apparent reaction to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation screenings.

From the sounds of “Caller X” and his feedback from the film…well, it sounds like things weren’t good.

In fact, it’s sounding more and more likely that there will be some reshoots done over the next nine months in order to bring Duke back to life.  At this point it’s unknown whether these reshoots will also make drastic changes to the script or film itself, but something tells me they’re not going to do anything dramatic.  I’m not sure if 9 months is quite enough time to change things significantly, especially if the stars filming schedules don’t allow it.

For Spoiler sake, I’ll keep the actual reports after the jump.  You can read them below.  THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW.

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