Special Edition Podcast
Running Time: 30:45
August 9, 2009 – The mining of 80′s cartoons and toys into movies continues with G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra, which opened in theaters this weekend. Josh and Ron braved the film and had some surprising opinions and revelations about it.
I’ve talked about it many times here on iFanboy but what the hell, let’s do it again. I’m a child of the 80s, and G.I. Joe was hugely important to me growing up. Everyone — EVERYONE — I knew had the toys and ran home after school to watch the cartoon, and most everyone read the comic books. It was those G.I. Joe comic books that were as much of a reason as anything else for why I so love comics and why we’re here today.
Back when I was a kid we used to talk about how great it would be to see a live action G.I. Joe action movie. I remember that at one point there as even a rumor flying around that one was in development and we were in a tizzy. But it took another 20 years and a wave of 80s nostalgia for it to finally happen and…
Well, here we are. I’m holding out hope that this won’t be as bad as the much of the trailers have indicated. Actually, the worst thing about the trailers have been the acceleration suits — some of the other stuff we’ve seen as had a very strong G.I. Joe vibe. It’s just that those damn acceleration suits absolutely dominate the trailers.
Could it be that this movie won’t be all that bad? There have been rumblings from advanced screenings that it isn’t as bad as people expect it’s going to be, so I’m holding out some hope.
The iFanboys will be going to see this one as soon as possible — some way more reluctantly than others, some absolutely terrified — so we can bring you a Special Edition Podcast this Sunday.
Are you going to see it? Of course you are! So let’s talk about it!
If you haven’t seen the movie yet be forewarned – there be SPOILERS ahoy! So don’t scroll down any further if you are sensitive to that kind of thing.
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