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More of the same, then...

04 August 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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How you react to the news that Stephen Sommers is reportedly ready to sign on for a second tour of duty with the G.I. Joe franchise is, we’d guess, directly related to what you got out of the first film. So feel free to exclaim either “hooray!” or wail loudly for the next 10 minutes. We’ll wait.

But, according to The Wrap, it’s true: Sommers has apparently agreed a deal with Paramount to return despite all the rumours that drifted around as the first film was being edited that he was clashing with the studio over the cut. The film’s success (commercial rather than critical) is also a likely factor in him coming back and being welcomed with open arms.

Nothing has yet escaped about the plot, though Zombieland writers Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick have been busy scribbling a draft and the producers are said to be happy with what they’ve delivered.

We predict lots of things will blow up, evil schemes will be plotted and a United Colours of Benetton army will once again scramble to defeat them. It’s pure telepathetic power, people. Oh, and Channing Tatum will probably come back as Duke. Anyone want to guess if they’ll be able to convince Joseph Gordon-Levitt to return? Hope they've got a mind-control device ready. Or a sequel contract option they can power up...


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RE: I found the first one to be enjoyable
Weren't there a fair few more posts here yesterday?! More

Posted by chod burger at 14:19 on 05 August 2010 | Report This Post

I found the first one to be enjoyable
I liked the first one because it knew exactly what it was but I am not too sure about this one. As sequels go they are usually never as good as the first and since the original was no masterpiece, this doesn't look too good. More

Posted by Rico rodrigeuz at 21:31 on 04 August 2010 | Report This Post

Great So many people share the same opinion
I never got around how much hate this movie got. I thought it was a perfect summer movie, and ...Way Better than Revenge of the Fallen. While both were heavy on effects and big set action pieces, G.I. Joe has the distinction of not dragging on forever. Boy was I bored watching Transformers 2. While G.I. Joe is by no means a work of art, it more than delivered on its promise. More

Posted by JoeN at 19:34 on 04 August 2010 | Report This Post

i was actually surprised with how much i enjoyed the original. stupid dumb fun as others have said. was much more enjoyable than Revenge Of The Fallen. More

Posted by domcruise at 16:20 on 04 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Thank God it's Not Michael Bay, or Emmarich!
L: hughjass L: dgribble Well I actually enhoyed the first one, as it deliverd what it promised, 9o mins of pure enteryainment. And it wasn't as bad as some of the shit EMPIRE is giving good reveiws to. (2010 you bastards) o, it was MUCH, MUCH worse. Horrrible film from a hack director who got lucky with The Mummy and everything else he's done has been sh&te. ow dare you. Deep Rising was awesome. More

Posted by Timon at 13:46 on 04 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: GI Joe was a surprise
But his crazy one eye acting was amazing! I'd happily watch another one. The first was just a slice of big dumb fun. in fact only channing tatum did his best to make it terrible..! More

Posted by chod burger at 13:40 on 04 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Thank God it's Not Michael Bay, or Emmarich!
L: dgribble Well I actually enhoyed the first one, as it deliverd what it promised, 9o mins of pure enteryainment. And it wasn't as bad as some of the shit EMPIRE is giving good reveiws to. (2010 you bastards) o, it was MUCH, MUCH worse. Horrrible film from a hack director who got lucky with The Mummy and everything else he's done has been sh&te. More

Posted by hughjass at 13:01 on 04 August 2010 | Report This Post

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