|StanleyPain - 2009-08-05 |
I can kind of understand the outrage over Transformers 2 because rather than a child-like, escapist fantasy, it was turned into some cynical, audience-hating piece of pop-culture garbage with weird, offensive overtones.
But, GI Joe was already a cartoon-ish idea at it's very core and you have people making it (Stephen Sommers and crew) who have already established a track record for making ridiculous, over-the-top, escapist movies. What were people expecting? It's obvious this was made in that spirit, so even assuming it's a bad movie, I don't understand the dim, nerd fandom bullshit over this movie. I watched GI Joe as a kid, I had the comics, I had the toys, and I went to the see the animated movie (shit as it was) when it came out, and I certainly have no pretentions that it was anything more than crap for kids meant to sell toys. You wouldn't believe some of the videos on YouTube over this. People getting red-faced and out of breath ranting about how this is such a violation of this and that. Jesus people, get some perspective.