The movies didn't capitalize on a real American hero and I think that's smart. Very smart. G.I. Joe was almost like S.H.I.E.L.D. because it was a secret fighting force consisting of 20 plus countries. Now other countries can enjoy G.I. Joe as well.
Rise of Cobra
This movie was great! Better than the second, I say. We even got our first G.I. Joe game because of this movie! Even though Heavy Duty was British, he acted like his character! Which is why I had no problem with the cast.
Okay, Duke died. It sucked, but here is why. On AMC Movie Talk, (Best movie related show on the internet! Watch it, they are on YouTube and Twitter) the crew talked answered questions about Duke's death. Channing Tatum wanted out of the Joe franchise so they thought killing him off was the best thing to do. I would like to know why the rest of the team wasn't in the movie though. I like to believe that they were on another secret mission. I would have had Duke come back at the end and snipe Firefly. The whole time at the movie, my friend and I were convincing the rest of the people we were with that Duke would come back. Really? A humvee blows up and he's dead? BULL. No shrapnel was in his body, and there was no object for him to get blown against. He wasn't close enough to get vaporized.
How to save G.I. Joe 3
Classic Joes were confirmed for the movie. Classic I think means, Sgt. Stalker, Dusty, Shipwreck, Wild Bill and Hi-Tech. Save it by bringing back Duke somehow. Maybe at the end I don't care how, JUST DO IT! Lol we need Duke. I want to see the cast from the first movie too. Assuming that they weren't killed off as well. Introduce the Cobra B.A.T.S. too (Battle Andriod Troopers). Incorporate a little bit of Valor vs Venom aspects too, or make it fresh and new. Doesn't matter just make it GREAT! A movie doesn't have to be good to be successful. That was proved with the second one. It could have been better.