Twenty days left until G.I. Joe Retaliation and Reason #20 to look forward to it!

We’ve broken the top 20!  Yes, even on a Saturday, Twitziller is at the keyboard pumping these things out, and today he’s got control of a Cobra superweapon!

#20:

From the MASS Device to the Weather Dominator and everything in between, Cobra has always been all about the super weapon.  Some piece of futuristic technology that separates them from their peers and helps drive them towards world conquest.  For a film, obviously they want to stick closer to reality than some of the more outlandish animated series plots.  No Fatal Fluffies here.  The choice of a satellite that launches a space-bound weapon is truly inspired.  Obviously based heavily on the long-rumored Tungsten Rod Cannon, this is the type of “10 minutes in the future” technology that G.I. Joe and Cobra have been built around for the past thirty years, and is a great choice for Cobra’s weapon of mass destruction.

Using this powerful instrument, Cobra not only places a secret agent in the White House, but effectively brings the entire United Nations to their knees.  In other words, this is Cobra at their most sinister.  I love it.

Keep following Twitziller on Twitter for the latest updates, and GeneralsJoes is going to keep posting these, too.  The countdown is hurtling forwards and I for one cannot wait!

Fandango offering custom created G.I. Joe: Retaliation themed gift cards

If you use Fandango to set up your movie viewing (or even if you don’t), this is a great chance to get a unique G.I. Joe: Retaliation collectible.  Fandango is offering specialized gift cards for your local theaters using G.I. Joe: Retaliation scenes and characters.

Check it out at Fandango.com and take a peek at some of the designs mirrored below.

Coming Soon interviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation VFX Supervisor

We all latch onto interviews with actors and big names involved with film production, but in many cases it’s the crew that has the best insight.  ComingSoon.net interviewed James Madigan and asked many questions about the visual effects involved within G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

It is a fascinating look into how the ninja elements of the film differ from the military ones and how the entirety of the mountain battle sequence was conceived.

Check out the interview over on Coming Soon.