I can't really find where I saw it, but I remember mention of Hasbro taking a more active role in the production of their films in an attempt to try and keep them more in line with what they want from their IPs. Before, Paramount just had free reign and Hasbro could do nothing but watch as their films sank or swam. But now Hasbro is taking a bit more control to try and keep things from going too off the wall. It was super apparent in Bumblebee that they tried to stick their roots more, despite the very obvious signs it was original part of the Bayformers universe. I have higher hopes for the next Joe movie then I did for the first two, as it's really not a hard concept to get right in big blockbuster film. >>7461472
I think both movies had their great moments and both had some utterly horrible ones. The underwater assault on the arctic base in the first film was probably the most G.I. Joe scene in either movie. And while not exactly like their ARAH counterparts, at least the Joe team from RoC felt like a varied group of commandos where as the Ret team felt like the Rock show with generic buddies and a ninja.
Also, Lady Jaye, a master of disguise and infiltration, goes to a party where her disguise is literally a skimpy dress and gets discovered via....facial recognition. Man was that such a stupid scene.
But I loved most of Cobra to be honest. Every one of em felt like how Cobra villains should be, and I was a huge fan of Cobra Commander acting like he was some terrorist Rock Star with no craps to give. Just swagging around with evil schemes and a badass leather coat.
But I totally agree, both movies had their highs and lows. Sadly they were more low then high, hopefully the next film doesn't follow that trend. >>7461944
I'm more impressed by the fact he completely ignored the paragraph I wrote in my post literally explaining what it was while bothering to take the time cropping a pic of it.