Wednesday, March 27, 2013

GI Joe: Retaliation

The Now Playing Podcast reviewed the first GI Joe movie this week, and in light of their discussion--and my own enjoyment of that first film--I suddenly find myself excited for this weekend's release of GI Joe: Retaliation.

Of course, my favorite part of the first movie was Rachel Nichols as Scarlet (and specifically the way that the first movie kept using her cleavage as almost its own character for what were obviously gratuitous reasons), and she's not even supposed to be in the new film, but whatever.  I watched the Conan movie almost exclusively because of Nichols, and that's two hours of my life that I'll never get back, so who knows what that proves?  I still like Rachel Nichols, but probably not enough to go see a whole movie again because of her.

Anyway, according to the early buzz, the new movie hews closely to the old G.I. Joe comics from Marvel back in the 1980s.  Given the success of The Avengers, that's probably a solid marketing choice, but I'm not gonna sit here and pretend that I was some huge fan of the 80s comic version of the Joes.  I just wanna see a decent movie, and if this one has both The Rock and Bruce Willis, well, here's hoping.


  1. I'm looking forward to this movie too! The last movie was only made barely passable with uber hot Nichols and Miller. Is Sienna Miller back this time? XD

    1. I have no idea. But I don't think so because the reviews I read implied that virtually the entire cast from the first movie is killed in the opening sequence. But it's hard for me to see how you can have a GI Joe movie without The Baroness.