That’s right, G.I. Joe fans. Thirty short days until G.I. Joe: Retaliation launches its attack on theaters across the United States. This very exciting landmark is again emphasized by Twitziller’s next Reason Why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be Great. And you can see this reason below.
You can’t see it, but I’m giving ole Twitziller a slow golf clap right now. Very good reason to look forward to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, for sure. Yes, G.I. Joe has always had elements of fantasy in it, and in some cases, very strong elements of fantasy. But the beauty of G.I. Joe has always been how well those fantastic elements blend into more real world situations. One place where many folks felt like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra fell down was scenes like the Paris Pursuit scene where wildly unrealistic (and somewhat visually unconvincing) Accelerator Suits tore through the streets of the European city. That, to many folks, put the film way over the science-fiction edge, not just from a technology standpoint, but also because the obvious CGI really drew people out of their immersion in the film.
Director Jon Chu has stated several times that he wanted G.I. Joe: Retaliation to feel grittier and more realistic. He wants viewers to see the dirt and feel the punches. This is all done best with practical effects accentuating the real life action on screen, and not replacing the actors too obviously. Certainly there will still be a healthy sample of computerized effects. These days in an action film there almost has to be. But from what we’ve seen of the trailers and footage so far, and from what Chu has said, when possible, the effects will be more practical and real world. I welcome it.