The day is coming…18 days until G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Reason #18 to see it!

With the thrilling Mountain Battle clip this morning as well as the news that the Premiere is airing in Korea, the reality of G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s impending release is starting to sink it.  I think this thing is really going to happen!  Twitziller thinks the same thing, and has launched Reason #18 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation is going to be great.  Seems like a no brainer, but there are elements to it that folks might not have considered.

#18:

I mean, it seems pretty clear, right?  You’re watching a G.I. Joe movie because you want to see the G.I. Joe team?  Well, sure, but it goes beyond that.  Twitziller mentioned it perfect in a single paragraph up above, and it’s something that both Larry Hama and the Sunbow folks understood.  The G.I. Joe team is a team at its essence.  A group of men and women coming together to face a common threat.  They each have their own specialties and talents, and when they bring them together, they can be unstoppable.  In G.I. Joe: Retaliation that teamwork is even more important as the Joe team is whittled down to a handful of members who must come together to survive.

One key word above must be focused on as well…  “diverse”.  The G.I. Joe team truly had a fantastic mixture of genders, race, and personalities.  They weren’t all hardcore, chiseled bad asses.  Some might argue that fact has been lost a little bit in recent days, but I think at its essence the spirit and teamwork in G.I. Joe seems to be carrying through.

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One thought on “The day is coming…18 days until G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Reason #18 to see it!

  1. You really think Joe was diverse? There were hardly any women, and Hispanics, Asians and African-Americans were under represented based on actual percentages in the active force. And Cobra, for all that it was supposed to be an international terrorist group, was also pretty white.

    The personalities of the early characters were reasonably diverse, until they all became PhD sniper ninjas (on both sides of the conflict.)

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