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neapolitan joe 03-28-2013 04:50 PM

G.I.JOE RETALIATION. Did You like it?
 
A great action movie. Did You like it?
Awesome Firefly and Jinx!

/edit - posting to the front page news - Hammerfel

Black Knight 03-31-2013 12:16 PM

Loved it. Felt a little rushed on the ending, not happy about the ending result of Duke, but it worked. LOVED CC's new look. Firefly was awesome. Snake's new look was great. President Zartan was funny. Over all.. very pleased. can't wait to see it again and again.

neapolitan joe 03-31-2013 02:23 PM

Big Success!!!
 
"Third G. I. Joe Live Action Movie is a "Go" as G. I. Joe: Retaliation Box Office results soar.
According to Box Office Mojo G. I. Joe: Retaliation Opening/Easter Weekend Results are as follows:
Domestic: US$ 51.7 Million
Overseas: US$ 80.3 Million
Total: US$ 132 Million
Records:
Highest opening weekend ever for a Bruce Willis movie
#2 in Easter Opening Weekend
#5 in Hasbro Brand Opening
Andrew Stewart of Variety is reporting via Twitter that with this success, Paramount has greenlit G. I. Joe 3:
"Yo Joe! After a $132 mil opening for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, Paramount said it will move forward with a third JOE."
We are yet to hear the official word from Paramount/Hasbro.
"
http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news...greenlit-12086/

zedhatch 03-31-2013 02:30 PM

Neutral, didn't love it or hate it, for everything I liked there was something I didn't. end of it all it was just ok.

Marty 03-31-2013 04:45 PM

I have not seen it yet, but has anyone seen it in 3D? I was hoping to find out if it's worth checking out in 3D, or just see normal 2D. since it wasn't all filmed in true 3D I'm leaning more towards 2D.

M1General 03-31-2013 06:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marty
I have not seen it yet, but has anyone seen it in 3D? I was hoping to find out if it's worth checking out in 3D, or just see normal 2D. since it wasn't all filmed in true 3D I'm leaning more towards 2D.

Ignore the 3D, they only held it back because of Duke (non-spoiler alert.)

Black Knight 03-31-2013 08:27 PM

actually the 3D was amazing... and I would honestly say the 3D was the best I've ever seen... no jokes.

Hammerfel 03-31-2013 09:42 PM

Just got back from seeing it with my wife and son. I really enjoyed it and so did my family!

Night Fox 04-01-2013 04:56 PM

I really liked the movie, it's WORLDS better than ROC and I see it as a very good start for an even greater third movie. It's a little frenetic tho, 40 minutes more on screening time would have done a good service to the movie. Overall, I'm very happy!

neapolitan joe 04-01-2013 05:16 PM

I agree!
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Night Fox
I really liked the movie, it's WORLDS better than ROC and I see it as a very good start for an even greater third movie. It's a little frenetic tho, 40 minutes more on screening time would have done a good service to the movie. Overall, I'm very happy!


I agree, I think that with just 30 minutes more it'd be perfect.

cyko 04-03-2013 12:03 PM

Loved the movie. I'm surprised that non-Joe afficionados don't seem to be accepting of it as an action movie. I thought it did great on that front as well as a much better job of acknowledging the GIJoe mythos/history.

I agree with the comments about the pace: it did feel a little "rushed" (even after a 9 month delay. Ha!). I suspect it differs quite a bit from the early 2012 cut, was remixed and still cut down. It would be too cool for a director's cut to be put on disc.

The BATman 04-03-2013 01:03 PM

Don't expect your friends and family to like this movie. It's not a good movie, of course. Huge plot holes, ridiculous villain plans, hilarious science fails, a truckload of story telling cliches, fake ninja fight scenes with impossible moves, and a total lack of suspense... It's your typical Hollywood action film, not a piece of art.

But, even if it's not a good movie per se, is it perhaps a good GIJoe movie ?

Well, at the very least, it's infinitely better than Rise of Cobra (admittedly, that was not much of a challenge), for the simple reason that the makers of Retaliation seem to have paid attention to "vintage" incarnations of the franchise.

Unlike in Rise of Cobra, many characters are now instantly recognizable: Cobra Commander, Firefly, Jinx... all evoke their older cartoon and toy counterparts. (Though I don't remember seeing Flint wearing a black beret and gloves. Anyone ?) Some vehicles too are obvious throwbacks to earlier designs; the HISS tank, the boats, the buggy that screamed AWE Striker to me...

There's Red Ninjas, there's Jinx in Helix outfit, there's Joe Colton, Zandar... And people and equipment actually carry the classic Cobra logo ! The Marvel comics also provided some obvious inspiration for the character background of our ninjas, of Zartan...

The futuristic technology used by Joes and Cobras is not less unrealistic than that of the previous movie, but somehow the total lack of ray guns brings it all well within the boundaries of suspension of disbelief. Oh, and the conversion to 3D was indeed done pretty well.

All in all, it's not as faithful an adaptation as Dredd was, which really was a Judge Dredd comic brought to the big screen. But yes, I think a GIJoe fan can find a lot of things to like in this film.

Black Knight 04-04-2013 12:05 AM

Saw it for the second time tonight... still loved it, still felt rushed, still best 3d I've seen yet.

snipesfg17 04-08-2013 02:53 PM

I really enjoyed it. Pretty much nonstop action, and the classic Cobra fail at the end just before complete world domination reminded me of the cartoon endings that were so enjoyable.

Renegade 04-08-2013 03:43 PM

Best movie of 2013. IMO.

Black Knight 04-10-2013 12:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Renegade
Best movie of 2013. IMO.


So far, yes... but Ironman 3 is due out in a few weeks... that's gonna make it a tough call.

figureware 04-10-2013 06:24 AM

Cool
 
I liked it! Lots of fun! Did feel a lil rushed and a lil cheap almost like a Jackie Chan movie! But a lot of fun to watch! :)

cyko 04-10-2013 08:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Knight
So far, yes... but Ironman 3 is due out in a few weeks... that's gonna make it a tough call.

Good point. Note to self: drop another $15 on 3D Joe before spending $15 on 3D Iron Man 3. At least my meager contributions will equal out! :p

Crimson Pilot 04-12-2013 06:23 PM

Saw it in 3D. It was tons better than the last. Changed the roster a lot,on both sides, that's for sure.

seyms 04-15-2013 05:08 PM

Hi there. Wow been away from here for a while.

I saw it last week in 3D. I should have seen it in 2D, as I thought the 3D was actually a bit of a distraction. Like others have said, the film did have several large plot holes and too many characters to allow for enough screen time and introduction to all of them e.g. a proper intro for Jinx, an explanation for Storm's re-appearance. What happened to the Pit in Egypt, what happened to the globally-diverse unit as in the first film, how come the Tread Ripper didn't get hit, while all the HISS tanks were destroyed, etc.

How many weapons does Colton need in his house? How paranoid must he be?? Are they all out to get him?? Why would anyone have fake cutlery drawers and false cooker hobs built into their house, especially if he's retired. At the onset of senility he'd be out of luck trying to find a butter knife (yes, yes, I know it was all just a plot device to get the Joes some weapons in a short space of time). And how many times must they say "Hu-ahh" or whatever??? And why must every US action flick now have the apparently obligatory US soldiers beating up faceless terrorists scene??

That said, Retaliation had more colour (UK spelling) to it than Rise of Cobra, the outfits, the locations. CC's look was great, just wish he had had more screen time, and wished there was more of him walking in slow-motion with trench coat billowing in the wind, like in the trailers. Very cool. President Zartan stole the show, just brilliant. Too bad he didn't get away too. Blind Masters role should have been more than just exposition. I agree the last half hour was rushed, and it was a shame so many bits from the trailers did not make it into this cut.

I did appreciate their attempt at a "story so far" opening credits sequence. It was appreciated that they acknowledged RoC and the nanomite storyline. Roll on Destro and the IGs for the next film!

Lava Boss 04-16-2013 09:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by seyms
And why must every US action flick now have the apparently obligatory US soldiers beating up faceless terrorists scene??


Helmetless US soldiers at that.

I thought as a movie, if I was unfamiliar with GI JOE, I'd say it mostly sucked and had a bad script and teetered between real action movie and kiddie shlock (it is a toy based film).

As GI JOE fan, though, I found parts of it enjoyable. It got some things "right", but I cannot say it was especially better than Rise of Cobra. I think that making GI JOE realistic doesn't work in live action, Retaliation wanted some realism but also outlandish stuff and it doesn't mesh well. Rise of Cobra almost did better...except its CGI sucked horribly at times.

neapolitan joe 05-05-2013 10:50 AM

Jackpot!!!
 
Worldwide: $355,857,000!!!


http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=gijoe2.htm
:) :) :) :) :)

Python Six 05-05-2013 03:34 PM

G.I.JOE RETALIATION. Did You liked it?
 
HELL YEAH!!! Even though I was not too thrilled with Duke getting KIA, I thought it was an awesome movie. I cant wait for the 3rd movie to get started, and the missions to continue. YO JOE!!!

Django 05-06-2013 09:38 PM

saw it the day it came out.I fell asleep,Ill see it again on blu ray. :confused:

neapolitan joe 05-25-2013 03:24 PM

New score!
 
Worldwide: $358,514,665!!!

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=gijoe2.htm

And june 7 Retaliation'll be in the Japan's cinemas!
YO JOE! Bros!
:D

The BATman 05-26-2013 01:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by neapolitan joe
YO JOE! Bros!
Actually, I was a bit disappointed about the lack of the "Yo Joe" battle cry in the movie. Even despite the fact that it sounded totally ridiculous in Rise of Cobra.

raven73 12-21-2013 10:20 AM

the zipline battle with the red ninjas was awesome! especially when the ninjas fell to their doom...:D I didn't like that Duke was killed (blown up!) within the first half hour or so of the movie. after sunbow rewrote Duke's demise in the animated movie in '86 where he comes out of his coma and lives, 30 years later Hasbro finally kills him off! !@#$%& Hasbro :mad: I also wish they could have brought Helix into the movie universe.

masterbungle 01-11-2014 04:46 PM

No, but I saw it twice anyway
 
Well, as a stand alone movie it had a lot of problems.

Why spend the beginning of the movie developing the relationship between Roadblock and Duke only to kill Duke off in the next scene?

Then why have a Flint - who in this film had no personality whatsoever - take his place?

It would have made much more sense from a screenwriting point of view to have Duke in the whole movie and then selflessly sacrifice his life at the end in order to save Roadblock and stop Cobra.

Also, by killing so many characters they have really written themselves into a hole. If Zartan is dead already, how can they introduce Zarana and the Dreadnoks?

Also, there is never a scene where Storm Shadow finds out that Zartan killed the Hard Master. Apparently he knew all along. That makes no sense. Why didn't he just tell his clan already what happened? Why did he bother to join Cobra?

Also, why did Cobra Commander say Destro is "out of the band"? And CC's origin story from the previous movie makes it impossible for there to be a Springfield story line. They should have had a voice actor imitate Chris Latta's cartoon voice in the original show - CC doesn't have much personality in this film.

The only good thing about the film is how Cobra's plot to take over the world resembled the TV show. Oh and the mountain Ninja scene was cool.

I say the franchise should be re-booted. The new film should take place in 1982 and be based on the highlights from issues 10-20 of the comic book. I mean in 2014 when we all have cell phones a character like Breaker carrying a radio on his back makes no sense, right?

pbarny1701 01-11-2014 09:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lava Boss

I thought as a movie, if I was unfamiliar with GI JOE, I'd say it mostly sucked and had a bad script and teetered between real action movie and kiddie shlock (it is a toy based film).

As GI JOE fan, though, I found parts of it enjoyable. It got some things "right", but I cannot say it was especially better than Rise of Cobra. I think that making GI JOE realistic doesn't work in live action, Retaliation wanted some realism but also outlandish stuff and it doesn't mesh well. Rise of Cobra almost did better...except its CGI sucked horribly at times.


Pretty much my thoughts.

Finally saw it on DVD from my local library. Why? Because whatever the final box office figures are, divide that by $12 or whatever and there are that many fools having their money taken from them. Some repeatedly had their money stolen from them. At least with the library it is part of a large purchase made every few months from the studio distributors so the cost is spread out amongst several pictures (some good and some like this one not really).

80s Child 01-16-2014 09:54 AM

I didn't see this until November-ish 2013 on iTunes.
Short answer: I liked it okay - better than the 1st one.
Long answer: I've given up hope that a major Hollywood studio will ever make a "spot-on" live action movie of any "fan-boy" subject matter (although I guess The Avengers came closest). They have so much $ invested in it that it needs to make a profit, and if only fan boys go, they won't recoup enough of their investment. So, they feel they need to:
A.) Have star power to draw in the non fan boys. I don't like this because, I end up seeing the star and not the character. I didn't see Joe Colton, I saw John McClane. I didn't see Roadblock, I saw The People's Champion. Back in 1987 I didn't see He-Man, I saw Ivan Drago.
B.) Speaking of MOTU, these studios fear that the "average moviegoer" is too stupid to be interested in a movie JUST about Eternians or Giant Transforming Robots and their interatcions with each other, so they force these stories to take place on Earth and cram Courtney Cox and Shia LeBouff down our throats to "keep us interested" or "relate" to the plot......
C) There is a fear in the industry that a movie can't be close to 3 hours and/or JUST be a "part1" or an origins story when a new-to-big-screen franchise launches, or people will lose interest and abandon it, so we end up getting films or even trilogies that feel rushed or too many key aspects get crammed-in or cut altogether to fit the standard blueprint.

Is this G.I. Joe's fault? No. It's Hollywood's. So considering what their chances were to begin with, it did an okay job. But until a studio wants to take on ALL of these important plot points listed below and spread them over 5-7-heck 10 films (Fast & Furious has 7 and counting, James Bond has 25 and counting, Harry Potter got 8, LOTR/HOBBIT got 6, Batman & Superman & Spiderman all have in the neighborhood of 6,7, 8 and counting so it IS accepted at times and G.I. Joe has just as much if not more source material/history/fan loyalty to the brand to draw upon as those franchises do), or a super rich independent film maker wants to buy the rights and do an "indie" version that isn't obsessed with nailing EVERY demographic, I'm not holding my breath on a definitive, epic G.I. Joe movie franchise that stays true to the source material.

1.) The Stalker/SS/SE LRRP
2.) The SE/Scarlett helicopter accident
3.) CC's car salesman beginnings
4.) The SE/CC family car wreck
5.) SE & SS training together
6.) CC approaches Zartan and the assassination
7.) The Hawk/Stalker recruitment of the O-13
8.) The Baroness' younger days and her brother's murder
9.) The Kwinn/Dr.Venom stories
10.) Billy's childhood in Springfield
11.) Some backstories for Destro (ROC actually did this well), Firefly, Major Bludd, Scrap-Iron.
12.) The Crimson Twins, creation of Cobra Island, and Fred series storyline
13.) The construction/destruction/rebuild of The PIT in Ft. Wadsworth

The above listed points are just a start, yet all crucial, and probably if done right could span 3-4 films on their own. Each successive film could also introduce "newer characters" the way the comic did. Just my 2 cents.

lehsreh 01-16-2014 09:06 PM

Much, much better then the first. What I liked about it the most is that it is a step in the right direction. So hopefully the 3rd will be even more Joe like.

TwoOneEight 01-22-2014 11:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Knight
So far, yes... but Ironman 3 is due out in a few weeks... that's gonna make it a tough call.


So how did Iron Man 3 work out for you?


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