So the scant few seconds of footage has aired throughout the United States, and already I’m sure opinions are scattered throughout the ether, even based on only a few seconds of action.
Of course what kind of Joe fan would I be if I didn’t add my own uneducated .02 as early as humanly possible?
First and foremost… every single shot we see throughout the footage involves a heavy dose of military action, which is awesome. Roadblock is rocking his familiar body armor that we’ve seen in most images of him shown so far. Duke is wearing what appears to be desert camouflage uniform with an embedded body armor himself. It looks a lot like the reactive armor, but it’s tan in color, so it blends better with the more standard BDU’s.
Machine guns fire early and often, and I absolutely love the coordinated movements of the military “unit”. Looking at that and based on Dwayne Johnson’s comments about Navy SEALs being on set, I think we’re going to get a nice dose of military realism…or as much as can be expected in a G.I. Joe film.
Without a doubt the star of the footage is the very Water Mocassin like boat that is seen in several shots. That thing looks pretty bad ass. Tough to tell if it belongs to the Joes or the Cobra’s based on what we saw tonight, so here’s hoping it’s a snake craft that gets stolen.
All in all, there wasn’t much shown, but what WAS shown was pretty great. Lots of machine gun fire, explosions, and I thought both Johnson and Tatum looked really good. Nothing revolutionary, but certainly nothing to immediately generate the reaction that the Accelerator Suits did. Thumbs up, but eagerly awaiting more!