Friday, May 09, 2008

More G.I.Joe Character Shots *Updated Info*

I actually had most of these last month but Paramount had other blogs that posted them "cease and desist." Now as you know I'm afraid of no one and I have a major arsenal of high tech weaponary, but there's no way I could withstand the onslaught of a Paramount Lawyer after seeing what happened to those good people who posted pictures of Optimus Prime 2 years ago. Ouch!

We've already seen Snake Eyes and Scarlett, so here are some of the other character shots for the forthcoming G.I.Joe movie.

(Left) Ripcord (Marlon Wayans of Scary Movie and White Chicks)

(Right) Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye -Agbaj of Lost and Oz)

(Left) Breaker (Saïd Taghmaoui of Vantage Point and Sleeper Cell)

(Right) Duke (Channing Tatum - Star of Step Up and Stop Loss)

(Left) General Hawk (Dennis Quaid)

(Right) The Baroness (Seinna Miller)

(Below) Destro (Christopher Eccleston of Dr. Who fame)

(Below) Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee of Hero)

As you can see, these do not look like the comic-book characters and toys you grew up with. Why, because this needs at least some foundation in realism. You can't have a covert counter-terrorist unit on a modern battlefield wearing whatever they wanted, it's fine for cartoon or comic-book land but not in a live action picture. It wouldn't have even worked for the X-Men either, that's why they had uniforms. The military use body armour and uniforms, deal with it. There are a lot of nay-sayers "complaining" about the look of the characters already, these are the same imbiciles who complained about the aforementioned Optimus Prime having flames painted on him. ALL of those people fell silent once the movie became the greatest of the decade. I'm sure they'll be proved just as wrong when G.I.Joe is released in Aug 2009.

Additional Information provided by Janet H.


Anonymous said...

Miller I knew about but Chris E. as Destro sells it to me.

I didn't know that before now.
(Proves I wasn't paying all that much attention)

Bruce Russell said...

They look like more sidekicks from a new Joel Schumacher 'Batman' movie, sans 'suit-nips.'

Anonymous said...

"Transformers" is the greatest movie of the decade, eh?, you do realize that Ironman was released in the same decade. Are you saying that, "Transformers" is better than Ironman?, Next You'll be voting... Democratic.