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Ethan Allen
Rogue Government
May 8, 2008

In the 1980s, the enemy of G.I.Joe was Cobra, and their imagery was deeply impressed onto fans of the comic books, action figures, and cartoons. From the Baroness’ black leather catsuit, to Destro’s silver head, to the black face masks of the Cobra soldiers, Cobra’s gloomy black and dark blue attire were just reflections of their villainous actions, as opposed to the good guys G.I.Joe, which had a much more bright and colorful look and attitude. Every Joe it seemed had a different costume and personality, where as Cobra seemed to stamp out its troops via some clone machine. Everything with Cobra was dark, and without humanity, and it made sense because they were the bad guys.




Well, times have changed. As if to continue some unspoken Hollywood trend, the makers of the upcoming G.I.Joe movie have decided to clad their good guys in Imperial black armor, similar in style to many recent action and comic book movies which have had their heroes wearing dark black suits and armor (X-men, etc). Every image released so far of the good guys (Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Heavy Duty and Breaker) all show them in dark combat gear, no different than the kind that would have been worn by their arch-enemies Cobra just 20 years ago.

This imagery is in line with current uniform trends with police and military all over the world. From black face masks for SWAT teams, to next generation combat armor, black and menacing outfits are being filtered into kids’ action flicks. The problem is, the dark troopers marching in unison and ‘doing what needs to be done to stop evil’ is now the operating procedure of the good guys, the heroes that kids emulate and want to be when they grow up.

Black uniformed death squads seem to be everywhere now, from Peruvian riot police, to SWAT teams, to the Robocop police outfits of the future. The power elite that rule this world want us to indulge in evil and partake in our own destruction, and it would seem that evil is now good and back in black.


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    Captain_Howdy30
    2207 Posts
    13 years, 8 months ago
    For once we agree on something.....I too think they should make a G.I. Joe movie using the ORIGINAL costumes worn by the Joes. The only one who should be in all black is Snake Eyes, obviously. Plus, the casting is pretty retarded but that's another thread.....
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      elron
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      13 years, 8 months ago
      Maybe they're trying to promote a concept of team unity by putting all of the Joes in black. Military forces are a unit, not a bunch of rag tag individuals. But really, I think the "all black look" looks like the screaming shits.
        System
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        It still reeks of a steaming pile of rancid dogshit.
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          Captain_Howdy30
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          Yeah, some of this needs to be happening:


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            HarryReems
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            13 years, 8 months ago
            After looking at more of those movie images, I'm ready to punch Hollywood in the face.

            One of the main reasons GI Joes were awesome, is because there were like a billion characters who all looked different. They were in different branches of the military, had different specialties, etc. Out of 800 or so figures, it was hard to find two that looked similar. Not the case with this buttshitting movie. They're all wearing the same boring black nonsense. How imaginative!

            I never expected them to make all the actors wear the exact same outfits as the cartoon characters, but black body armor? Who gives a shit?! Why not just give them trenchcoats & sunglasses, so they can look like that Matrix garbage?
              gustogummi
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              13 years, 8 months ago
              This shit is going to fucking suck.
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                Captain_Howdy30
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                13 years, 8 months ago
                Word. You would think they could have asked the FANS what they thought, gather some input from the kids who grew up loving those damn Joes before making a travesty of the whole franchise. Thanks Hollywood, time to etch another notch on your belt for another childhood memory completely white-washed with your bullshit.
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                  HarryReems
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                  13 years, 8 months ago
                  I haven't seen Cobra Commander or Zartan yet.
                  I CAN'T WAIT to see how horrible their costumes are.
                  Hmmm...let's see. I'm guessing a blue designer suit for Cobra Commander, aaand maybe a leather vest and some assless chaps for zartan.

                  Man, this is gonna be fuckin great!
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                    Captain_Howdy30
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                    13 years, 8 months ago
                    I have seen Storm Shadow and he just looks like he's going to a rave back in 1997. I just wish they'd leave Shipwreck outta this mess so his reputation isn't completely butt-fucked for good.
                      System
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                      Captain_Howdy
                      Yeah, some of this needs to be happening:




                      Now THATS what I'm talking about! Especially the female officer...okay, CC is fine. More female officers.
                        MattNash
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                        13 years, 8 months ago
                        The movie is going to be directed by the worse director in Hollywood, Stephen Sommers.
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                          MattNash
                          The movie is going to be directed by the worse director in Hollywood, Stephen Sommers.


                          Well, they've already got the worst cast & costume design, so I guess they're all set for awesomeness!!
                            System
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                            MattNash
                            The movie is going to be directed by the worse director in Hollywood, Stephen Sommers.


                            Nah, he's still beat by Paul Anderson (AVP) and Michael Bay as the worst director in Hollywood. Uwe Boll is the worst in the world.
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                              sikkbones
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                              DebrisStorm
                              MattNash
                              The movie is going to be directed by the worse director in Hollywood, Stephen Sommers.


                              Nah, he's still beat by Paul Anderson (AVP) and Michael Bay as the worst director in Hollywood. Uwe Boll is the worst in the world.


                              expecting this movie to be better than catwoman are we?
                                System
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                                sikkbones
                                DebrisStorm
                                MattNash
                                The movie is going to be directed by the worse director in Hollywood, Stephen Sommers.


                                Nah, he's still beat by Paul Anderson (AVP) and Michael Bay as the worst director in Hollywood. Uwe Boll is the worst in the world.


                                expecting this movie to be better than catwoman are we?


                                At least the director has a proper name. Thats a step in the right direction.
                                  Jason43
                                  1494 Posts
                                  13 years, 8 months ago
                                  I'm not one for LARPS, but goddamn, that Cobra Commander costume above is bad ass.
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                                    Captain_Howdy30
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                                    Holy horseflies, if Uwe Boll had anything to do with the Joe movie I think I'd tell Ron Jeremy to suicide bomb his house. Too bad Bomberman got banned, I just mentioned one of his two favorite guys. Roadblock didn't make the cut this time I'm afraid.
                                      System
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                                      13 years, 8 months ago
                                      Jason43
                                      I'm not one for LARPS, but goddamn, that Cobra Commander costume above is bad ass.


                                      Thats cosplay, not LARP. If it was LARP they'd be roleplaying a war or something.
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                                        Captain_Howdy30
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                                        Yeah, that particular Cobra Commander was attending Dragon Con' in Atlanta. I've got mixed feelings about all that.......
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