G.I. Joe:Resolute - (Region 1 Import DVD)
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Jason, Bellville. 18 August 2010
Children of the 80's, ever wondered how an episode of G.I. Joe would play out if the creators were given more leeway? Wonder no more, as this title not only redefines the show, but also sneaks in under the noses of the Marvel and DC features to be considered a viable alternative. This is a continuation of the series: COBRA has been out of action for decades, but now Cobra Commander is staging a comeback in a big way.
Firstly, this does not cater for a young audience. It was intended for the fans of the original show who are now in their thirties and now demand something more graphic, more realistic and more violent. And boy does it deliver. It is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, one of the best in his field as proven by his work on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Justice League Unlimited. Clearly he is very action orientated and here he gets to oversee many great setpieces ranging from stealthy infitrations, to full-blown firefights, to a spectacular swordfight. And in these setpieces people die, mostly the COBRA grunts. Most impressively the blue and red lasers from the original show have now been replaced by blue and red muzzle flashes and the ordnance now fires real bullets.
I am shocked. I bought this with almost nothing to go on it, only that it was something that long-time fans owed to themselves to watch. All I can say is I hope there's more to come.
Region 1 - United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories.