A scary article for any G.I. Joe fan has been posted on FirstShowing.net regarding the production of G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA. It states that the film received such low scores during test screenings that director Stephen Sommers was actually fired during post-production and Paramount has been in damage control mode ever since.
This is, of course, only rumor…but I’ll say it leaves me nervous about what we should be expecting come August 7th. Accelerator Suits? I can deal with them. A disfigured COBRA Commander? I’ll roll with that. But low test screening scores, chaotic beaurocratic BS, and frantic damage control all spells “danger” and does not look good going forward. Is any of it true? Nobody really knows at the moment. But whether or not you think you’ll like the film, if it tanks as bad as the article suggests it might, it could be disastrous for the G.I. Joe brand as a whole.
Time will tell, but I’m certainly at least somewhat more trepadacious about the movie now than I was this time yesterday. Click here to check out the article.
I suppose no matter what, at least we’re getting some kick ass toys this year, that may be all we end up with to remember this run by… I certainly hope that it’s not, I guess time will tell. Thanks to Mercer from JoeBattleLines for the intel.