Details revealed for G.I. Joe: Retaliation musical score

Thanks to both Film Music Reporter and Varese Sarabande we have some details on the upcoming musical score for G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  The score is slated to be released on April 2nd, shortly after the film’s theatrical debut, however the track list should be available within “the next couple of weeks”.  The film is being scored by Henry Jackman, also known for his work on X-Men First Class, Wreck-It Ralph, and Kick Ass.

Along with details about the release, a short snippet of the story was released as well.  Not many details that we don’t already know, but you can see that paragraph of details below.  I suppose some of these details could be considered spoilers, but nothing too drastic.

Check out the details below:

“Music From The Motion Picture

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

Music Composed by 
Henry Jackman
(Wreck-It Ralph, X-Man: First Class, Kick-Ass)

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION features the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly, all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is still impersonating the President of the United States) frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors to the United States, exterminating most of them and leaving a small group of survivors. Zartan and the Commander now have all the world leaders under Cobra’s control, with their advanced warheads aimed at innocent populaces around the world. Badly beaten, outnumbered and outgunned, the Joes make a desperate plan to overthrow Cobra Commander and take back the world, with their secret black operation called the “Second American Revolution,” which involves the return of the original G.I. Joe General Joseph Colton (Bruce WIllis).  Also starring Dwayne Johnson, with Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, and Lee Byung-hun reprising their roles from G.I. Joe: The Rise Of C.O.B.R.A.

The high-octane score is from action veteran Henry Jackman, who provided the sonic punch for Kick-Ass and Wreck-It Ralph.

Paramount will open G.I. JOE: RETALIATION nationwide on March 28.”

Thanks to BCYOJOE from HissTank.com for the info.

Another day another reason why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great. 36 more to go!

Continuing his roll over on Twitter, Twitziller has come up with Reason #37 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will rock as we march on towards…well… March.  The film hits March 29th, a mere 37 days away.

#37:

One of the most unheralded G.I. Joe characters in the 30 year history of the brand, Flint has always been one of my “go to” guys when it came to my G.I. Joe roster.  Sure, he got some great face time in the Sunbow animated series, but I never felt like his character was captured perfectly.  To me, the indelible vision I have of Flint is the sequence from G.I. Joe #53, where a squad of Cobra Eels is sneaking in to sabotage the PIT, and as Flint tells Lady Jaye to run for it, he dives head first into the entire squad, taking them on hand-to-hand.

Flint’s battle prowess is only matched by his intelligence, being a Rhodes Scholar, and I’m excited that he appears to be a major player in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  I’ve enjoyed DJ Cotrona in other things I’ve seen him in, and I’m looking forward to his take on Dash Fairborne.

Check out previous entries below, and you can see the full list on GeneralsJoes right here.

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dark Ninja

I took a break from figure reviews yesterday and covered Issue #1 of the new IDW G.I. Joe title… but I’m back at the toy review game today with G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 2.5 Dark Ninja.  When this tooling was first used in the G.I. Joe: Renegades Storm Shadow, I didn’t even hesitate to call it one of the greatest figures that Hasbro has ever done.

Now we’ve got about four or five different figures using this tooling, and while they all maintain the high quality of the original use, as freshness wears off, the impact these figures make is effected.  Check out the full review on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page or at the link below:

Discount “Dollar General” G.I. Joe figures available for pre-order online!

Well, this certainly comes as a surprise.  Online retailers Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth have both opened up pre-orders for the now legendary “Dollar General” G.I. Joe figures.  Based on the images shown, they appear to be the original decos and NOT the “running change” versions, but I’m thinking perhaps we shouldn’t take that as a guarantee.

Considering even the “running change” versions of these figures use the original figure on the package itself, I would not be at all surprised if that’s what is being offered here.  I would hesitate to recommend people pre-order these blindly, but it might just be worth taking a chance, I don’t know.  Check out the links below to stock up!

Entertainment Earth

Big Bad Toy Store

Keep in mind at BBTS, a few of the singles are already sold out, so going by the set may be your best bet.  Pretty inexpensive, too!  Check out my reviews for the original “Dollar General” G.I. Joe figures at the links below as well: