I think it says a lot about G.I. Joe as a brand and a property when they take what was arguably their strongest female character and kill her off, but are then able to find another equally strong female character to take the lead in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation sequel. Twitziller recognizes the critical importance of Lady Jaye in the realm of G.I. Joe as well in today’s update.
Various clips, trailers, and TV spots have shown a Lady Jaye who is “take no prisoners” and “take no gruff” from anyone. She is able to let all the men’s comments slide off her back, and lets her actions on the field of battle prove her worth to the G.I. Joe team.
As the apparent weapons expert and marksman of the G.I. Joe team, Lady Jaye unleashes all sorts of weapons of destruction through the film and Adrianne Palicki does a great job backing it up. There is no doubt she is a key player in this universe and her introduction in this film has made a big impact.
Well, to be fair, there are only 8 reviews so far.
And to be fair, when Rise of Cobra launched, it had great Rotten Tomatoes ratings after a few days as well. So trying not to get hopes up too much, but currently, after 8 reviews, the Rotten Tomatoes rating for G.I. Joe: Retaliation is at 88% with reviews being by and large quite glowing and positive. I do fully expect this to change over the coming days, but so far out of the gate, I like what I see.
Check out the latest Rotten Tomatoes ratings right here.
I swear, I’m making efforts to try and not post every one of these things that I see but I’m really looking forward to seeing Cotrona’s portrayal of Flint in the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, so I do feel compelled to at least post this video interview from I Am Rogue. It’s a pretty decent and blunt one-on-one with the actor.
In celebration of G.I. Joe: Retaliation striking theaters THIS WEEK not only is GeneralsJoes bringing a wealth of new content to the table, but I’m also pulling out some of the older content that had been drawn up in anticipation of the original release way too long ago.
Just after the trailer launched, I took a blow-by-blow analysis of the trailer and generated a 10 Questions/Answers Revealed article. The original article can be found right here, but I’ve also mirrored it after the jump. I think it’s really fun to revisit some of these older articles and see how things have changed, or if they’ve changed throughout the past several months.
Believe it or not, this original article was written December 13, 2011. Wow. Suddenly I feel old. Check it out:
Twitziller has been pulling weekend duty on these for the past couple of weeks now, but this is the last time! Take next weekend off, you’ve earned it. 😉
Today we discuss a key part of film making, and something that can be often overlooked. So much attention is paid to acting chops, dialogue, and staging the shot, but Twitziller covers something oft overlooked in today’s entry.
I have to admit, I am an absolute sucker for effective motion in films or animation. Sometimes it’s the little thing… in the Rise of Cobra there was a sequence where Storm Shadow dropped from a roof and grabbed the edge of the Cobra Gunship. It was a very short, very small sequence, yet the sense of motion was amazing. The feel of him dropping like a rock, then grabbing the edge and being swept up. It was pretty thrilling. I think Twitziller picked a fantastic shot up there, because one of the things that really thrills me about what I’ve seen with this film is Flint and his use of Parkour. I can only think back to the excellent Bourne trilogy and the way their shot staging and motion directing impacts the flow of any scene, and I’ve seen many indications that it will be similar in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Flint’s slide underneath, his hop over, and even his seamless jump through a small window to tackle a Cobra Trooper all have a fantastic sense of quick and realistic motion. I love it.