Friday, 25 May 2012

G.I. Joe Retaliation Delayed

For some odd reason Paramount pulled their upcoming G.I. Joe Retaliation with stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Joseph Mazzello, Ray Park, and Walton Goggins from the original June 29th 2012 to March 29th, 2013. They are planning on converting the movie into 3D. Why can't Hollywood learn that movies don't look great after they have been converted. If they had filmed in the movie originally with 3D cameras, maybe that would have been alright, but I am not a fan of 3D movies. What was the purpose of releasing the first trailer during the Super Bowl? What about the soon to be released line of Hasbro toys? Or the new DVD releases of the animated series?

With the major flop of the bloated Battleship, I would say Paramount is scared of another one. Even though the first movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra did well at the box-office, it was critically panned by critics and by fans of the original cartoon. I have to admit that the Retaliation trailer looks promising and more in line with the cartoon.

I had planned on having a G.I. Joe week at the end of June with a review on Rise of Cobra and the 80's G.I. Joe animated movie. I even sent out a few product review/giveaway requests to Hasbro and Shout Factory a few weeks ago. I highly doubt if I will hear from them about this as I'm sure they'll be changing the release dates on their G.I. Joe products to tie-in with the movie in March. I think I'll go ahead and post my reviews anyway in June.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I'm kind of over the 3D thing myself. Sadly, most people aren't and as long as they're paying the premium for 3D movies, then the movie execs will continue to milk them for the extra revenue.


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