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…back in 2009 for this scathing post about the then-upcoming G.I. Joe movie.

A few people took issue with it because I bagged on the movie without ever having seen it. And, to date, I still haven’t.

I did, however, receive this email from my good friend Jocco yesterday:

Subject: Wow.

I couldn’t sleep last night and ended up watching “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” on Netflix at four in the morning. Have you seen this thing yet? Because, damn, the whole fucking shit-fest plot perpetrated by Cobra was just so that Zartan could replace the president.

Seriously, Zartan could have just waited in the fucking bathroom and replaced the president when he went to take a shit, thus saving Cobra billions of dollars in resources. Oh yeah, and Jonathan Pryce played the president… and he’s fucking British! Who the fuck doesn’t know you can’t be the fucking president unless you were born in this country?

And none of this is to mention the completely ridiculous and awkward flashbacks that happen every five minutes. Oh, and Snake Eyes’ mask has lips… Jesus. And not only is the Baroness an American, but she’s also Duke’s ex-girlfriend and used to be good until she got brainwashed by her brother… also known as Cobra fucking Commander.

That’s just the tip of the big, brown iceberg of doodie that is just one Wii click away for you. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but it was actually worse than I thought it was going to be.


PS: Cobra Commander’s real name is Rex.

Well, now I have to see it,


You've got to be fucking kidding me...

I have to admit two things to you before I go off on this rant:

1.) I have yet to see “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” so it’s possible (though highly unlikely) that I’ll have to apologize for this post at a later date… if I ever see it… which I probably won’t.

2.) I love G.I. Joe. Or, more accurately, I used to love G.I. Joe. When I was a kid, G.I. Joe was my top pick when it came to cartoons and toys. I loved it so much that when I was ten years old I remember thinking, “When I get my first car, I’m going to get ‘GI JOE’ on a personalized license plate.” Because, you know, that would have gotten me laid. He-Man was a little too fantasy for me, and Transformers were just too goddamn expensive. G.I. Joe action figures, however, were only $3 each (at their most expensive), so over time I ended up collecting more than a hundred Joes and Cobras. Of course, I sold all of them for next to nothing in the late eighties, but whatever. I got an entire childhood out of those action figures, so I can’t complain.

Now, if you’ll excuse me… ahem: So Paramount Studios isn’t showing early screenings to the press for “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” Wow. Big fucking shock there.

Want an even bigger shock? Harry Knowles, the bearded face of Ain’t It Cool News, dug it. Of course, Knowles loves everything (especially if it’s covered in nacho cheese) because Hollywood just loves putting his wiener in its mouth.

Ugh. I just threw up all over my keyboard. Give me a minute.

Okay, back.

Fact is, I don’t need to see this movie to know that it’s utter dog shit, and the fact that Knowles likes it just proves my point.

“But, Shady,” you might try to reason with me, “you can’t say something like that without having seen it!” And to that I say this: “Did you have to see ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ to know it was cinematic AIDS, motherfucker?” No. You knew from the first second of the first trailer that it was going to be shit.

With that being said, I’ll admit that Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow look pretty spot-on. And Baroness, eh… it’s hard to fuck up Baroness.

But what the fuck happened with every other character?!?

So here are a few questions I have for Paramount, just based off what I’ve seen so far of this impending train wreck:

1. Why does Hawk look like my fucking dad at a French gay pride parade?

2. Where the fuck is Destro’s metal mask? And why is he white? Every kid knows Destro is black under that helmet, just like Darth Vader. And Rowlf from the Muppets.

3. Where’s Cobra Commander’s mask? Hell, where the fuck is Cobra Commander?!? I know the Scientist (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) becomes him, but a Cobra Commander by any other name and without a metal mask or a cloth hood just doesn’t cut it.

4. How much weight did Will Arnett have to gain to play fat Zartan (also known as Fartan)?

5. And lastly, was raping the childhoods of millions of kids from the eighties something you set out to do, or did it just happen organically along the way?

You know what the worst part of all of this is? This diarrhea will go on to make $300 million, just like the ocular rape that was “Transformers 2: Electric Jigaboo.”

Fuck, I wish I had my toys back. At least those were pure!

Well, all of them except William “The Refrigerator” Perry. That figure was just creepy.

Knowing is half the battle… and apparently destroying memories is the other half,


Old Poop!