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August 10 2009

The Ballad of G.I. Joe. Features Alan Tudyk amongst others. Pure genius.

Julianne Moore as an older Scarlett is inspired casting (but I love Julianne Moore in almost anything and she bought even more goodwill when I watched Blindness recently, which more folks need to see).

Billy Crudup makes a handsome Zartan.

Heh, it got me to crack at the Baroness/Destro part.

I wouldn't have figured Alan Tudyk for Shipwreck, but nice job on the costume/facial hair. But where was the little green parrot ?

Haven't seen the big screen film (dunno if I will, though I saw both Transformers flicks in theatres), but anything G.I. Joe lately just reminds me of Warren Ellis' recent animated Joe film. An homage and an acceptable cap-off to the original cartoon all at once, it was decent (and finally people got shot instead of bullets always missing, plus there was more blood than in the original series and quality action).
The Destro/Baroness bit was inspired. I'm still recovering from that.
I guess I'm more in the "Die" camp.
The complete cast if someone cares to know:
Credits:

Laz Alonso as Doc
Alexis Bledel as Lady Jaye
Billy Crudup as Zartan
Zach Galifiankais as Snow Job
Tony Hale as Dr. Mindbender
Vinnie Jones as Destro
Joey Kern as Tomax
Joey Kern as Xamot
Chuck Liddell as Gung Ho
Julianne Moore as Scarlett
Henry Rollins as Duke
Alan Tudyk as Shipwreck
Olivia Wilde as The Baroness
Sgt. Slaughter as Himself
Also featuring Jamin Fite as Cobra Commander
Frankie Kang as Storm Shadow
Geoff Mann as Buzzer
Andreas Owald as Snake Eyes
Daniel Strange as Torch
Kevin Umbricht as Ripper
That was hilarious, it almost makes me want to see the GI Joe movie, but not quite.
I've heard waaay too much bad about the movie to ever want to go, but this video?
Fun-ny! :D
i love alan, but henry rollins stole the show as duke :)
HA! THAT WAS A-FRIGGIN'-MAZING!

Good times... :'D
It's, eh, very American.
That was very funny -- I say this knowing next to zilch about "G.I. Joe" mythology (I saw the toys in the store when I was a kid).
They needed to do more with Alan and Zach!
Nobody makes a better Snow Job than Zach Galifiankais. His beard is legendary!

The new Gi-joe film is pretty good for a summer action flick. While it is too cheesy for most adults and too violent for most kids it is still more entertaining than most of the other action films this year. I think Star Trek was the only action film I enjoyed more. Don't listen to the critics, they are just upset that they didn't let them preview the movie before the release.

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