I don’t like to be one of those nerds that gets super nerd rage over the stupidest stuff from unreleased films, but as I’ve stated before what I’ve seen from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra on the whole has not looked good. There really hasn’t been that much to impress fans of the Joes and all this emphasis on the “Accelerator Suits” and the new footage of a Wayans brother falling on his ass in comedic fashion hasn’t helped any.
All this negative press somehow was overshadowing the possible awfulness of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Part of the reason is that people actually liked the first flick despite it’s flaws and perhaps had hope that this one would be even better. But as time has gone on some things have popped up on the nerd rage radar that has some fans not so excited. Take for instance Devastator’s balls or the gold tooth racist robot twins. This things do not bode well and so far things aren’t looking so hot as far as reviews are concerned.
If I would have to guess which is the shittier summer flick, I’m going to go with G.I. Joe. While I didn’t like the first Transformers movie as much as some other fans out there, I did find it entertaining and at least not vomit inducing. I have some slight hope that the cringe inducing moments will pass by quickly and be overshadowed by some neat robot parts like the last film did. So far the only things G.I. Joe has going for it that might be worth watching are anything with Snake Eyes and any moment that Destro is on screen. Other than that, I’m not holding out much hope for the Joes.
Side Note: It’s scary that never in my childhood dreams did I ever think that there would be both a live action Transformers movie and G.I. Joe movies showing in the same summer and I would be dreading seeing them both equally. Am I in nerd hell?