The new GI Joe movie GI JOE RETALIATION looks like it may — may — be better than the first one. As you’re already aware, assuming you have half the brains God gave the common dog, the first movie was an abomination. Look, for obvious reasons we have a vested interest in making sure the GI Joes (and any action figures, for that matter) are properly represented in film and fiction. All copies of that first movie should be burned and it’s memory utterly extirpated from living memory. (Grunts: extirpate.) With The Rock, Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Jonathan Pryce, Channing Tatum (and, gosh, Rza or RZA or whatever the hell it is), it may actually be decent. We’ll see.
It does appear that they’re getting the gear right, which is a plus but no guarantee. They ordered a large number Line of Fire Grip System “Point Man” gloves for the cast (we wrote about them before over on Kit Up!), they’re purportedly using the Lion Individual EOD kit for a scene in Korea, and it sure looks like Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) is rockin’ a G-Code holster there (pun intended). That’s three pieces of excellent kit, and we haven’t even started discussing all the FN firearms.
The Mad Duo can be contacted here on UTR, over on Kit Up! or at Breach-Bang-Clear. High speed, low drag celebrities of the action figure and steely-eyed snaker-eater world, the commentary of Richard “Swingin’ Dick” Kilgore and Jake “Slim” Call has been likened to a .308 op-ed to the head. They don’t like the Taliban, marplots, hippies, sissies or SNCOs and officers who don’t grasp the concept of Noblesse Oblige. Loyalty starts from the top down, assclowns. (Some folks have asked for some background on the intrepid doorkicking twosome: check out Breach Bang Clear for more.) You can join them on Facebook, unless you’re a hippie, sissy, anti-military or own any expensive show cats.