Wow…somehow I did it. I really didn’t think I’d be able to make this all happen, but I managed to get all of the G.I. Joe Kre-O sets reviewed in a single week. Yeah, I’m patting myself on the back for that one, deal with it. Check out the G.I. Joe Kre-O review page for all of the details on these terrific sets, or hit up the direct links below:
Also I was able to get the Battle Platform review updated with images of the RAM motorcycle. I apologize for that little snafu, but all is right with the world. Thanks to all the folks who gave me a heads up.
We’re counting down to the final week, so it only makes sense for these TV spots to keep coming! For folks who are concerned about seeing too much of the film before the film’s release, though, don’t worry…there isn’t much new footage here, but just enough to make things interesting. One TV Spot has Snake Eyes running down some stairs, rattling off gunfire, while another has a great shot of Cobra Commander’s helicopter. Check out these three new TV spots embedded below.
We’ve seen snippets of this scene quite a bit over the past months, but IGN has now posted a movie clip with a lot more footage from this training session. Check out some great Snake Eyes, Jinx, and RZA standing there like a boss footage below.
So remember a while ago when G.I. Joe: Retaliation was featuring that four minute extended clip from the ninja cliffside battle before Hansel & Gretel? If you missed it, do not fear, Comic Book Movie to the rescue! Over on the CBM YouTube page, they have posted the full four minute cliffside battle sequence, which is… wow. Impressive.
Lady Jaye, Roadblock, and Snake Eyes oh my! MSN Movies has revealed three exclusive images from G.I. Joe: Retaliation featuring a trio of our favorite G.I. Joe operatives. Check out these latest images on MSN Movies, or mirrored below.
Happy Monday, and we’re going to brighten your Monday lunch with an invasion of a mute ninja commando celebrating reason #11 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great! Twitziller brings the lumber this time, going right to the meat of the G.I. Joe mythology.
As much as G.I. Joe fans are probably sick of the Snake Eyes infusion, he is a central part of the G.I. Joe mythology, like it or not. If you enjoy G.I. Joe, you will be inundated with Snake Eyes and those folks associated with Snake Eyes. Certainly he played a big role in the Rise of Cobra, and had some very cool scenes as well. I still geek out hard when he jumps on the roof of the vehicle in the Paris Pursuit chase scene… I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love this:
Still, as cool as that sequence was, the whole cliffside battle sequence looks like it could redefine the character. His uniform is 100% better than the first film, and the presence of the Blind Master, Jinx, and Storm Shadow only proves that this character gets some serious focus this time around. As the most popular G.I. Joe character, it only makes sense.
Ha! Gotta love ESPN. The latest G.I. Joe: Retaliation TV spot comes in the form of Snake Eyes delivering lunch to John Kruk and Karl Ravech. That’ll teach them to trust a mute ninja assassin to get their order right.
After the massive influx of video and images yesterday, you can’t help but know that the movie is fast approaching! Twitziller is keeping right up to date as well, bringing us the 15th reason, and it’s one that we are all very familiar with at this point.
Popular sentiment at this point, especially among G.I. Joe fans, is that there is a tendency for ninja overload in the G.I. Joe universe. The marketing angle for G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been very Arashikage focused, and that’s hit the fandom a bit the wrong way. But like it or not, the ninja elements are huge in A Real American Hero. The entire foundation of the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow dynamic depends on it. Certainly I’d agree that tying in Firefly and even Destro and Baroness to an extent, was overkill, but the base ninja fundamentals are pretty critical to G.I. Joe lore.
For that reason, I’m glad there is a very specific Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow duel planned in the film, even if we have seen a lot of it already through various clips, trailers, and TV spots. These two characters have a long and varied history, from blood-enemies to sword brothers, and they need to be closely linked. The duel accomplishes that nicely, from what we’ve seen.
Okay, these featurettes have been flying hot and heavy over the past few days, so let’s catch a breath and get them all gathered up in one place shall we?
We’ve had “behind the scenes” we’ve had TV spots, and we’ve had the great 20 second character profiles. All of them, when assembled, make for some very cool pre-film hype. I can tell you, I’m flipping out over here right now. Lots of great footage, I can’t even believe we’re almost within 2 weeks of this thing.
Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to get a nice, well-organized rundown of all of the character profiles that have aired so far:
We originally saw this featurette recording from a smart phone camera as it aired on WWE Raw, but now IMDB has the video in HD quality, and it is awesome. Yes, the same footage, yes the same music, but with some added behind the scenes stuff, this is a really great look at the film.
Between the character vignettes, the TV spots, and now this… wow. G.I. Joe: Retaliation video overload. Unfortunately the video is not embeddable (yet), but check it out at IMDB.com.
Big thanks to John from JoeArmory for the heads up.