I finally got around to watching this. Not a bad movie, slow at times, but interesting.
As one of the few who liked the first movie, I had a few problems with its relationship with this one. I know the writers were trying to "eliminate" the existence of the first one, but you can't use parts of it, and then ignore others.
1. Not mentioning, even in passing, Heavy Duty, Scarlett, Ripcord, or General Hawk, was lazy, especially considering how important these characters are to the G.I. Joe universe.
2. The Duke and Baroness relationship. No mention, especially considering it was the main point of the first movie.
3. And speaking of Duke, I thought the whole reason it was delayed a year was to make Duke live? Didn't they go back and film new scenes with him? Is the only scene the one where he and Roadblock are playing video games? It seems to me, you can't have G.I. Joe, without Duke.
I never got the idea that he was her dad. She knew him her entire life, and enlisted because of him.
Originally Posted by JimJamBonds
Forget the Baroness. That was a really, really bad dream. It never happened. :) I kinda agree on the other Joes, not mentioning them. Particularly Hawk. They could've explained what happened to all of them with just a couple of lines of dialogue.
Cobra's tech was more plausible in this movie, but it seemed a massive step backwards. Not to mention that Dr. Lewis had been doing some heavy duty scheming behind McCullen's back if he had the entire organization loyal to him and not McCullen. (Hard to call him Destro before he got the "mask.")
An considering all the Joes died, according to the Zartan, then any future movie cannot have those characters return... Theoretically that is.
Maybe the code names will return for new actors.
The SDCC Jetfire/GI Joe set is available now at HTS. Act quickly.