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Dark Knight films by Chris Nolan ruin GI Joe – but how?

My newest GI Joe film review is on Yahoo Voices but I feel it was too inspired by the Dark Knight trilogy

Whatever happened to a world where you could sit back and get lost in the ridiculous world of super heroes? Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight films were awesome; a big part was believing the unreal could be real. I feel this same formula was applied to The Rock‘s film, “GI JoeRetaliation” because

  • Production design issues – uniformed costumes lack originality
  • Chanting out “hoorah” instead of “Yo Joe”
  • The Rock is the lead (c’mon now) and a plot to set up a third film
  • Use Dark Knight ideas to explain the ridiculous (spelunking?)

The Dark Knight influence in Production Design…read my Yahoo! Voices article for more

How the Dark Knight Changed GI Joe 2 with the Rock

Dark Knight design on Cobra Commander?

Finally! They did Cobra Commander right

Whatever happened to a world where you could sit back and get lost in the ridiculous world of super heroes? Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight films were awesome; a big part was believing the unreal could be real. I feel this same formula was applied to The Rock‘s film, “GI Joe Retaliation” because…..

Don’t forget to check out my previous GI Joe posts

 

 

Yo Joe! a Review of the GI Joe Animated Cartoon in the 80s

animated cartoon

The TRUE Roadblock

GI Joe was my most watched animated cartoon in the 80s. It had action, comedy, detailed animation, villains, and messages about “knowing is half the battle.” I have written about the “History of GI Joe” before, but I wanted to focus on number two in my best cartoons in the 80s countdown due to…..

 

 

 

 

A Brief History on the Toys, Cartoons and Comic Books for GI Joe: A Real American Hero

GI Joe toys

GI joe in toys, comics and animation

Now, for some of those hardcore enthusiasts out there, you will see that I have titled this as GI Joe : A Real American Hero. This writing is dedicated to that early 80’s toy line that was one of the earliest to be built on the 3 ¾” inch scale. Fine sculpture on chests, paints and faces – all held together with an itsy bitsy rubber band waist which helped with the swivel hip action and spinning the GI Joe‘s counter clock wise to create a whirlwind of bunches as you smashed your figures together in battle scenes for that code name for American’s daring, highly trained special mission force. It’s purpose, to defend human freedom against Cobra-a ruthless, terrorist organization determined to rule the world….

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