Ten things I loved about G.I. Joe: Resolute

So I’ve already brought you the Ten Things I Didn’t Like about G.I. Joe: Resolute, so I figured I’d bring the other side of the story.  Let’s face it, we all know Resolute wasn’t the perfect G.I. Joe Nirvana…it had some faults, but taken as a whole, it was still an hour of bad ass G.I. Joe action and the most “cutting edge” the Joe property has been in a long time.  Well, I guess that’s arguable.  Does gunfire and deaths translate to “cutting edge”?  No, not really, but for the first time I sat down and watched a G.I. Joe animated feature without resolving the fact that it was made for kids in the back of my head at least three dozen times.  Most importantly, it was entertaining.  To date, I’ve watched this 60 minute feature twice all the way through, beginning to end, and of course, the third time broken up into chunks during the normal air date.  As I’ve done all this, I’ve contemplated the top ten things I absolutely loved about G.I. Joe: Resolute.  Without further adeu:

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A metric TON of Resolute Concept art on DeviantArt!

hiss-01Well, thanks to Jeff Bohn stumbling on it yesterday, and letting GeneralsJoes break the news, the DeviantArt floodgates have opened.  Jeff also found the page belonging to Joaquin Dos Santos, who, in turn led to several other artists who worked on the project, and a whole wealth of awesome looking concept art, backgrounds, and storyboards are up there for the enjoyment of all!  Unfortunately I haven’t been able to uncover any character turnarounds or designs, which is what I’m really after, but damn, this is some COOL stuff right here.  I’ve broken it all down into galleries below, but PLEASE check out everyone’s DeviantArt page and lavish huge praise on them.  The “look” of Resolute was one of the best things about it, so these artists deserve a mountain of credit for breathing life into our favorite plastic men and women.  Check out the shots at the “Read the rest of this Entry” link below, you do NOT want to miss these:

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Final installment of G.I. Joe: Resolute is up on AdultSwim.com!

AdultSwim.com has posted the final (11th) installment of G.I. Joe: Resolute in great quality!  For folks monkeying with YouTube (or other unsavory places online :shifty: ) trying to figure out the best way to watch this, just go straight to the source.

For people who want to watch the full run, too, click on the first installment and hit that little button below the video that says “Continuous Play” and each episode will play one right after the other.  Check out the video here.

G.I. Joe: Resolute views on AdultSwim.com surpass 1,000,000

In what was hopefully a very pleasent surprise to Hasbro executives and Adult Swim, the online videos for G.I. Joe: Resolute have surpassed one million viewers.  Honestly I’m not even sure what expectations are or what’s considered “good” but damn if that’s not a lot of folks checking out G.I. Joe: Resolute.

Let’s keep that number jumping!  I know we’ve all seen it by now, but it’s a great feature.  I’m going to keep viewing on a daily basis to drive those numbers up…I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Hasbro and Adult Swim are watching those numbers closely to get a guage of how popular this thing is.  Let’s drive it through the roof.

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Ten things I didn’t like about G.I. Joe: Resolute

Okay, Resolute has aired in its entirety both through adultswim.com and on the station itself last night.  It promises to be fully online tomorrow, so show your support by watching it over and over again!  Now while I think the Resolute concept and the look of the show was pretty much my favorite rendition of G.I. Joe to date, it wasn’t perfect.  I’ll start off with the ten things I didn’t love, but have no fears, there will be an extensive list of things I loved as well. 

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G.I. Joe: Resolute…the end is nigh.

After what seems like forever, G.I. Joe: Resolute will wrap up its long and rocky road tonight, one way or another.  Airing on Adult Swim tonight at midnight as a full 60 minute feature, AdultSwim.com promises the episodes will be online shortly thereafter.

The final ten minutes aired on Teletoon in Canada last night, and of course, the footage has already made the YouTube rounds.  To avoid spoilers, I’ll embed the video after the break.

Honestly, the finale didn’t rock my world.  I always had a suspicion that the 60 minute time limit and “short burst” episodes might end up hurting the “flow”, and I think I was right.  The final culmination of this story didn’t feel very final, and didn’t have a real “impact”, and I think most of that is due to the limitations of episode length.

Still, I’m thrilled to finally see the series air in its entirety, and best of all, this animated feature has led the way to some fantastic looking toys.  At any rate, watch Adult Swim tonight, check out adultswim.com on Monday, show your support for Resolute!  Do whatever you need to do… write your congressman, harass Hasbro, pester Cartoon Network.  Let them know how much you loved Resolute and how much you demand to see more.  It wouldn’t hurt to watch the footage on Adult Swim.com a few thousand times as well.  ;)

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G.I. Joe: Resolute – The full run in one YouTube Playlist

Well, the full run of Webisodes have aired, and they’re all up on YouTube now.  And if you check out my customized playlist below, they’ll play all in order in one shot!  Enjoy!  ;)

Details and high res images from the Resolute finale on HDRoom.com

Just as the 10-part Webisodes wrapped up, HDRoom.com has received some images from the Resolute final set to air on Adult Swim this weekend (Saturday at Midnight to be exact).  Check out the article here, or check out the images mirrored below.  They look great!  Duke is apparently a fast healer.  :shifty:

Nightly News Recap – G.I. Joe: Resolute episodes 7 & 8 online at AdultSwim!

Right on schedule, AdultSwim.com has posted the latest two episodes of Resolute, episodes 7 & 8.  As always check them out at the Resolute video page here.

I am a bit curious, because the site says episodes 9 & 10 will be shown tomorrow, but I was under the impression that the last part wouldn’t air until it was aired on television…also thought the last part was a 10 minute finale.  Guess we’ll find out.  As far as I know, these aren’t YouTube’d yet, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

EDIT: Okay, I went back through my notes (yes I have notes from Joe conventions on my computer…I realize that’s sad), and the initial report was 10 5-minute episodes with a 10 minute finale for a total of 60 minutes.  So not only does that mean we get two more episodes tomorrow night, it means there are essentially two MORE episodes after that!  W00t! 

We’re getting close to the finale…I’m excited, but bummed at the same time.  This has been an awesome ride, I don’t want it to end!  I know full well Hasbro has geared up to move on to the film stuff, I just hope this Resolute universe doesn’t just end up floating away.  It’s too cool to be treated like that.  We’ll see, I guess.

EDIT #2: The episodes have been YouTube’d! 

Nightly News Recap – G.I. Joe: Resolute Episodes 5 & 6 online!

No early YouTube action this time…  Adultswim.com has posted the latest two episodes (officially!) of Resolute online here.

For you crazy International fans, the ever-popular YouTube linkage is below:

Again, check ’em all out official-like here.