…shields up!

So it was just announced (or at least I just read it, I can never tell which) that GI Joe and The Smurfs will be hitting the big screen sometime in the future. The two films will likely continue a long line of mediocre theatrical versions of classic children’s television shows (like Masters of the Universe (He-Man) – 1987).

Part of me is quite excited that they’re finally putting GI Joe up on the big screen with (presumably) live actors. Ever since first viewing GI Joe – The Movie, I have always thought GI Joe would make a fun film (probably not a ground breaking one). I’m one of those weirdos that actually likes GI Joe – The Movie with all of it’s “Cobra-La-la-la-la-la-la” and “THIS I COMMAND!” I also loved that they turned that sniveling whiner, Cobra Commander, into a snake (although he was promptly returned to human form once the series was taken over by DiC, by the Baroness). I fear, however, that it will be a hollow “reimagining” along the lines of several TV to film adaptations of late.
Also mentioned was the Smurfs, as I said. Seriously…why? Why not make the Snorks? The Popples? How’s about the Gummi Bears?! Ugh.
Thundercats has been bandied around for years and I have to hope that this NEVER happens. Part of the charm and appeal of the original Thundercats show was the quality of animation, the voice actors, everything…having a new cast with new animation (or *gasp* live action) is just gonna blow.
Thankfully the Dallas movie that’s been long rumoured to be in pre-production has been stalled at every possible opportunity.



~ by seangstm on July 30, 2007.

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