So I’ve already brought you the Ten Things I Didn’t Like about G.I. Joe: Resolute, so I figured I’d bring the other side of the story. Let’s face it, we all know Resolute wasn’t the perfect G.I. Joe Nirvana…it had some faults, but taken as a whole, it was still an hour of bad ass G.I. Joe action and the most “cutting edge” the Joe property has been in a long time. Well, I guess that’s arguable. Does gunfire and deaths translate to “cutting edge”? No, not really, but for the first time I sat down and watched a G.I. Joe animated feature without resolving the fact that it was made for kids in the back of my head at least three dozen times. Most importantly, it was entertaining. To date, I’ve watched this 60 minute feature twice all the way through, beginning to end, and of course, the third time broken up into chunks during the normal air date. As I’ve done all this, I’ve contemplated the top ten things I absolutely loved about G.I. Joe: Resolute. Without further adeu:
Well, thanks to Jeff Bohn stumbling on it yesterday, and letting GeneralsJoes break the news, the DeviantArt floodgates have opened. Jeff also found the page belonging to Joaquin Dos Santos, who, in turn led to several other artists who worked on the project, and a whole wealth of awesome looking concept art, backgrounds, and storyboards are up there for the enjoyment of all! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to uncover any character turnarounds or designs, which is what I’m really after, but damn, this is some COOL stuff right here. I’ve broken it all down into galleries below, but PLEASE check out everyone’s DeviantArt page and lavish huge praise on them. The “look” of Resolute was one of the best things about it, so these artists deserve a mountain of credit for breathing life into our favorite plastic men and women. Check out the shots at the “Read the rest of this Entry” link below, you do NOT want to miss these:
AdultSwim.com has posted the final (11th) installment of G.I. Joe: Resolute in great quality! For folks monkeying with YouTube (or other unsavory places online :shifty: ) trying to figure out the best way to watch this, just go straight to the source.
For people who want to watch the full run, too, click on the first installment and hit that little button below the video that says “Continuous Play” and each episode will play one right after the other. Check out the video here.
In what was hopefully a very pleasent surprise to Hasbro executives and Adult Swim, the online videos for G.I. Joe: Resolute have surpassed one million viewers. Honestly I’m not even sure what expectations are or what’s considered “good” but damn if that’s not a lot of folks checking out G.I. Joe: Resolute.
Let’s keep that number jumping! I know we’ve all seen it by now, but it’s a great feature. I’m going to keep viewing on a daily basis to drive those numbers up…I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Hasbro and Adult Swim are watching those numbers closely to get a guage of how popular this thing is. Let’s drive it through the roof.
Okay, Resolute has aired in its entirety both through adultswim.com and on the station itself last night. It promises to be fully online tomorrow, so show your support by watching it over and over again! Now while I think the Resolute concept and the look of the show was pretty much my favorite rendition of G.I. Joe to date, it wasn’t perfect. I’ll start off with the ten things I didn’t love, but have no fears, there will be an extensive list of things I loved as well. 🙂