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GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress.

Transformers News: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress.

Sunday, November 25th, 2007 5:58AM CST

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I know, I know, it's not TF2, but with Transformer's and GI Joe's tight historical ties, I thought it would be fun to present, and that it may be quite interesting to some on this board. At worst, you can enjoy the pictures...

Disclaimer done, to the news:

The "GI JOE MOVIE" will be released on August 7, 2009, according to ComingSoon.Net. A few months after the release of TF2 is scheduled.

Also, it is being reported that actress, Sienna Miller, will be starring in the "GI JOE MOVIE" as The Baroness. Will she break fan boy hearts like Megan Fox did as Micaela? We shall see...

Sienna Miller IMBD





If it was not obvious that she was meant for the part, comparing the statue and the magazine cover (her w/tiger), I would say she fits if you give her a black hair dye!

You can discuss this and more GI Joe, Star Wars, sports, world news and other random items in the Seibertron.com General Discussion Forum.
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Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474333)
Posted by kenshin_07 on November 25th, 2007 @ 6:25am CST
Score! It's out on my birthday!
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474359)
Posted by Relic Dinobot on November 25th, 2007 @ 7:15am CST
Whoa. That is a pretty nice match-up. :)
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474361)
Posted by DISCHARGE on November 25th, 2007 @ 7:18am CST
Well that sucks.
I was hoping that part would be played by Mo'Nique.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474372)
Posted by Blozor on November 25th, 2007 @ 7:35am CST
DISCHARGE wrote:Well that sucks.
I was hoping that part would be played by Mo'Nique.


"Monique" is a name in itself, which makes me wonder what goes between the "o" and "n" in her name that demands an apostrophe.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474385)
Posted by DISCHARGE on November 25th, 2007 @ 7:48am CST
Blozor wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:Well that sucks.
I was hoping that part would be played by Mo'Nique.


"Monique" is a name in itself, which makes me wonder what goes between the "o" and "n" in her name that demands an apostrophe.


Do you even know who I am talking about?
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474393)
Posted by Big Convoy on November 25th, 2007 @ 8:05am CST
Oh just what we needed, Hollywood screwing up another franchise just like they screw up this one.

And Sienna Miller as Baroness... wow great was to miscast the part...
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474415)
Posted by Wes Crayon on November 25th, 2007 @ 8:39am CST
Huh. I probably would've cast Sienna Guillory off the top of my head (loved her as Jill Valentine, and she pulled off a pretty convincing accent in that role) -- or even Penelope Cruz, since Penelope Cruz should have a major role in every film ever -- but maybe this actress will be okay. She looks a bit too young and cutesy to play the Baroness IMO, though.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474418)
Posted by Homer on November 25th, 2007 @ 8:40am CST
Big Convoy wrote:Oh just what we needed, Hollywood screwing up another franchise just like they screw up this one.

And Sienna Miller as Baroness... wow great was to miscast the part...


Why is this such a bad thing? Who would you recommend play the part?
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474494)
Posted by ghostscream127 on November 25th, 2007 @ 9:46am CST
doese she have ravage on a chain in that first picture
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474549)
Posted by First-Aid on November 25th, 2007 @ 10:27am CST
kenshin_07 wrote:Score! It's out on my birthday!


Cool...TF2 is scheduled to come out on MY birthday...my 35th no less...gonna be a good year :-)
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474608)
Posted by Fussion on November 25th, 2007 @ 11:23am CST
DISCHARGE wrote:
Blozor wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:Well that sucks.
I was hoping that part would be played by Mo'Nique.


"Monique" is a name in itself, which makes me wonder what goes between the "o" and "n" in her name that demands an apostrophe.


Do you even know who I am talking about?


Yep, but she would have to lose about 200 lbs before her first scene.

Image
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474657)
Posted by Tetsu Aero on November 25th, 2007 @ 11:57am CST
Hm, i wonder why they bothered with doing this movie. For all i know GI Joe is only famous in the US. Oh well.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474687)
Posted by kealthaz on November 25th, 2007 @ 12:13pm CST
GI JOE is famous in other countries too. The rest of the world hates america and wants cobra to win.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474702)
Posted by Kayevcee on November 25th, 2007 @ 12:26pm CST
They tried relaunching GI Joe internationally in 2003. The toys came out a week before the Iraq war started. Public support for military action was... well, in a country of 50 million people over one million turned out to a single protest march in London. If memory serves, the first report of British casualties resulted from a US helicopter crashing into them, and the next two were friendly fire from US units. Between the two, you can probably imagine why it all went half-price within a couple of months and nowhere stocked anything beyond wave 1.

EDIT: It's not so much that we 'Hate America(TM)' but the "World Police(also TM)" attitude of the current leadership makes their armed forces less popular than they've been since Vietnam. A sensible government could work wonders to heal the damage the current one has done. Probably not in time for this film, sadly.

-Nick
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474714)
Posted by Shadowman on November 25th, 2007 @ 12:33pm CST
I liked Sigma Six. It was done by 4Kids, who are notorious for screwing up the things they do. But they didn't screw up GI Joe. I must admit, I was astounded by that. The only other series to rock so hard from 4Kids was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they screwed that up by canceling it and replacing it with that Fast Forward crap.

So...I have pretty good hopes for this. A much more realistic GI Joe. I just hope they don't make Cobra do crazy schemes that Bond Villains turned down, like they would always do in the cartoons. That would be dumb.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474727)
Posted by Bouncy X on November 25th, 2007 @ 12:38pm CST
i dont think Sigma Six was an actual 4kids production...it looked like a japanese show with english dubbing. the animation was way too good for an american animation tv series and it had that anime look and style and sensibilities.

as for sienna miller, i read about this earlier this week but i remember them saying she'd be playing a redhead so i assumed she'd be that redhead GI JOE girl. forgive me for not knowing the name but i never watched or followed this cartoon.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474735)
Posted by Kayevcee on November 25th, 2007 @ 12:49pm CST
Scarlett. She and Snake Eyes had a "thing". Action Force was up the back of the UK TF comic. I wasn't really into it but I picked up a working knowledge of who's who :)

Maybe they should have tried to make an Action Force (International Heroes) movie? Flint is former SAS (British special forces), Scarlett is, I think, Irish... keep enough of the multicultural characters and you might just be able to pull it off :)

-Nick
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474759)
Posted by Senor Hugo on November 25th, 2007 @ 1:17pm CST
And the whining begins. Dear nerd-lord in Skywalker Ranch, can't there be a movie based on a toyline/comic/cartoon that people why cry a river about before seeing any sort of footage?


Apparently not.

The choice for Baroness was perfect. However the pictures shown don't really do her justice.

The only fear I have, is I hope she can pull off the accent, and be evil as hell.

And, at least they're going a step in the right direction for the movie. No longer will it be a Action Man/Duke buddy cop flick. But actually have Joe's, and Cobra in it.

Of course this movie could bomb. But it doesn't matter. We're all going to end up seeing it in theaters a few times anyway.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474768)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on November 25th, 2007 @ 1:30pm CST
Hmmm.....I probably would've chosen someone like Angelina Jolie to play the Baroness. Come on, you have to admit that she can perfect in some roles for villainesses.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (474962)
Posted by i_amtrunks on November 25th, 2007 @ 3:53pm CST
First an Aussie gets cast as the lead, and now a way too thin Pom gets the female lead. Are there that few Yanks to take the roles? ;p
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475000)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 25th, 2007 @ 4:13pm CST
Yeah she's good, still upset about Markie Mark.

But more inportant, WHERE CAN I SCORE THAT STATUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, on a unrelated happy note, I sent pics of MP StarScream to everyone I know and told them to keep their eyes peeled for me. I just got an email from my sister and she told me that she went on ebay and just scored me 2!
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475004)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 25th, 2007 @ 4:16pm CST
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:Hmmm.....I probably would've chosen someone like Angelina Jolie to play the Baroness. Come on, you have to admit that she can perfect in some roles for villainesses.


Yeah but she costs alot and if they're thinking sequil, she'll only run them more. I think alot of franchises learned from the X-Men movies about the value of star power vs general hot actress.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475031)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 25th, 2007 @ 4:30pm CST
Kayevcee wrote:They tried relaunching GI Joe internationally in 2003. The toys came out a week before the Iraq war started. Public support for military action was... well, in a country of 50 million people over one million turned out to a single protest march in London. If memory serves, the first report of British casualties resulted from a US helicopter crashing into them, and the next two were friendly fire from US units. Between the two, you can probably imagine why it all went half-price within a couple of months and nowhere stocked anything beyond wave 1.

EDIT: It's not so much that we 'Hate America(TM)' but the "World Police(also TM)" attitude of the current leadership makes their armed forces less popular than they've been since Vietnam. A sensible government could work wonders to heal the damage the current one has done. Probably not in time for this film, sadly.

-Nick


You wanna know something, AMERICANS feel the same way. But we THE PEOPLE aren't going to be bashed because a leader (encouraged by other parts of the world) went into a war for the wrong reasons.

As for the "World Police". I can't tell you how many American's feel we shouldn't be that, and how many imigrants and refugies here keep saying it's our responsibility, and curse us for not doing more as the live in these lands.

If we're so bad here, why didn't you stay in your nation, or move to another one?

I say, and I know I'm not alone, lets leave you all to your self rightious selves, and see how you handle it when the next Hitler comes :P
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475091)
Posted by Fang Wolf on November 25th, 2007 @ 5:40pm CST
So, no Cobra Commander? No "A Real American Hero"?
This ain't G.I. Joe, this is Action Force.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475110)
Posted by Shadowman on November 25th, 2007 @ 6:01pm CST
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:Hmmm.....I probably would've chosen someone like Angelina Jolie to play the Baroness. Come on, you have to admit that she can perfect in some roles for villainesses.


Have you seen Black Hawk Down? absolutely FREAKIN' INCREDIBLE movie about US Army Rangers, and some of the cast was from the UK or Australia, like Orlando Bloom and Ewan McGregor. Though there were plenty of Americans, like William Fichtner and Josh Hartnett.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475129)
Posted by Kayevcee on November 25th, 2007 @ 6:24pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:You wanna know something, AMERICANS feel the same way. But we THE PEOPLE aren't going to be bashed because a leader (encouraged by other parts of the world) went into a war for the wrong reasons.


And you weren't, at least not here. It sounds like you've had arguments along these lines before ;)

Liege Evilmus wrote:As for the "World Police". I can't tell you how many American's feel we shouldn't be that, and how many imigrants and refugies here keep saying it's our responsibility, and curse us for not doing more as the live in these lands.

If we're so bad here, why didn't you stay in your nation, or move to another one?


I think you answered your own question there- if western (not just US- I'd be a hypocrite of impressive proportions if I suggested the UK wasn't in it up to our necks as well) support for really nasty regimes like those in Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan et al was removed, victims of their violence and corruption perhaps wouldn't be so desperate to leave. That's a gross over-simplification, obviously, but hey- this is a Transformers discussion board.

Liege Evilmus wrote:I say, and I know I'm not alone, lets leave you all to your self rightious selves, and see how you handle it when the next Hitler comes :P


Technically it was the Russians who beat Hitler by holding back his conquest of their country by sheer weight of numbers at a cost of millions of lives. On the other front the Nazis were overwhelmed by a combination of British and American armed forces, Italian rebels, French resistance fighters etc. Allies are important no matter who you are. Piss off the rest of the world and you could find it's lonely at the top ;)

-Nick
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475201)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 25th, 2007 @ 7:25pm CST
Kayevcee wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:You wanna know something, AMERICANS feel the same way. But we THE PEOPLE aren't going to be bashed because a leader (encouraged by other parts of the world) went into a war for the wrong reasons.


And you weren't, at least not here. It sounds like you've had arguments along these lines before ;)

Liege Evilmus wrote:As for the "World Police". I can't tell you how many American's feel we shouldn't be that, and how many imigrants and refugies here keep saying it's our responsibility, and curse us for not doing more as the live in these lands.

If we're so bad here, why didn't you stay in your nation, or move to another one?


I think you answered your own question there- if western (not just US- I'd be a hypocrite of impressive proportions if I suggested the UK wasn't in it up to our necks as well) support for really nasty regimes like those in Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan et al was removed, victims of their violence and corruption perhaps wouldn't be so desperate to leave. That's a gross over-simplification, obviously, but hey- this is a Transformers discussion board.

Liege Evilmus wrote:I say, and I know I'm not alone, lets leave you all to your self rightious selves, and see how you handle it when the next Hitler comes :P


Technically it was the Russians who beat Hitler by holding back his conquest of their country by sheer weight of numbers at a cost of millions of lives. On the other front the Nazis were overwhelmed by a combination of British and American armed forces, Italian rebels, French resistance fighters etc. Allies are important no matter who you are. Piss off the rest of the world and you could find it's lonely at the top ;)

-Nick


Hey, I'm with ya, we had allies till Tony Blair for example was ousted, and hell before Pearl Harbor, we where doing just fine(and who contributed strongly in the pacific?) :P

But for real, there is a diference between the American people and the American goverment. We are a nation of imigrants, but a nation that in itself pulled together for the betterment of future generations.

So we may have alot, but still on a household level, you won't have a dam thing unless you chip in and pull your weight.

Now I can see a general distane towards the actions of the curent cabinet, but thanks to instated term limits, we can either vote to continue a current trend(even with a different president) or go a completely different course like the 2008 election is pointing strongly towards.

But I'm not a political person. Still when I here bashs on my country and I think of it's heart, hard working people like me, my neighbors, and so on, I do take offense. If you brought it to a personal and not global level, you'd see that we are an honest good people.

But hell, like you said, lack of allies makes for a lonely feeling and so on. Well, that wasn't always the case. It just seems that to many places once again forgot the suport they once offered, as well as forgot about the help they once asked for.

It's a bigger shame when refugies both legal and otherwise wave their flags in protest of us as laws are bent, abandoned, created, and changed to suport their traditions and needs in lue of exisiting citizens well being.

Hell as for the big guy always being hated, that's something that has existed since prehistory. So to the sneering outside world, who doesn't like us, well again I say, get out and keep to youselves. Lets pull our dollar suport out of starving nations and stop closing things like regiem rape rooms, and lets just see if you like us more for that

If someone has a problem with it, I say bring it, cause we got the bombs, and an embeded sence of brotherhood that wouldn't prevent us from wanting to using them.

Fortunately though even our most mislead leader isn't as clear cut as my infidel self :grin:
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475222)
Posted by g2grimmy64 on November 25th, 2007 @ 7:34pm CST
never thought 'bout it before, but i prolly woulda gone w/ Kate Beckinsale for Baroness, i think she pulled off her accent in Van Helsing pretty well. i do agree that sienna looks a little cutesy for the role
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475305)
Posted by PrimulArchangel on November 25th, 2007 @ 8:27pm CST
pretty dumb choice if you ask me , i dont know who the actress is , shes cute and all but i pictured the Baroness as someone older and not some 20 year old looking bleached blonde bimbo, yeah i know her hair will be black and all but will look pretty dumb.. I can see it now, that movies entire line up is going to be pretty boys and bimbos.. Hey How about Paris Hilton to play Jady (B)J LOL ..

I say get actors you would have in a real true to life war movie , ones that look like they see many wars and the scars to proove it.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475322)
Posted by Shadowman on November 25th, 2007 @ 8:43pm CST
PrimulArchangel wrote:pretty dumb choice if you ask me , i dont know who the actress is , shes cute and all but i pictured the Baroness as someone older and not some 20 year old looking bleached blonde bimbo, yeah i know her hair will be black and all but will look pretty dumb.. I can see it now, that movies entire line up is going to be pretty boys and bimbos.. Hey How about Paris Hilton to play Jady (B)J LOL ..

I say get actors you would have in a real true to life war movie , ones that look like they see many wars and the scars to proove it.


What's the cut off age for military service?
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475332)
Posted by PrimulArchangel on November 25th, 2007 @ 8:50pm CST
No idea , i just know i had to carry a stupid draft card on me till i turned 26 lol. I dont see that girl looking old enough to have the experience that the barroness would have. Unless the do some dumb back story like they do in anime where she was a 8 year old soldier in her country and grew up to be a cold blooded killer lol .. I say get someone a little older in her late 30's early 40s .. There are plenty of Hot actresses that age out there , Kate Bekensale someone mentioned before.. She could kick some major ass like she did in underworld.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475398)
Posted by First-Aid on November 25th, 2007 @ 9:46pm CST
Kayevcee wrote:
Technically it was the Russians who beat Hitler by holding back his conquest of their country by sheer weight of numbers at a cost of millions of lives. On the other front the Nazis were overwhelmed by a combination of British and American armed forces, Italian rebels, French resistance fighters etc. Allies are important no matter who you are. Piss off the rest of the world and you could find it's lonely at the top ;)

-Nick


I did a lot of studying on this particular subject. The Russians did in fact do their part. However, so many forget that Hitler wasn't the only threat. The U.S. almost single-handedly fought the Japanese in the Pacific: one of the main sticking points of US entry into WW2 was Allied support in the Pacific. The fact remains that if the Allies had lost any one of three key battles in WW2- the Battle of Stalingrad, the Battle of Midway, and the Battle of Britain- the war would have gone on a lot longer and potentially gone the other way altogether. The loss of 600,000 German troops in Stalingrad was huge; however, equally as important was the sinking of ALL of Japan's aircraft carriers at Midway and the holding of England by the RAF-"so much owed to so many by so few"- without which the only possible invasion point would have been through Africa and the full force of German forces.

And thus ends our history lesson for the day.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475400)
Posted by First-Aid on November 25th, 2007 @ 9:49pm CST
Shadowman wrote:
PrimulArchangel wrote:pretty dumb choice if you ask me , i dont know who the actress is , shes cute and all but i pictured the Baroness as someone older and not some 20 year old looking bleached blonde bimbo, yeah i know her hair will be black and all but will look pretty dumb.. I can see it now, that movies entire line up is going to be pretty boys and bimbos.. Hey How about Paris Hilton to play Jady (B)J LOL ..

I say get actors you would have in a real true to life war movie , ones that look like they see many wars and the scars to proove it.


What's the cut off age for military service?


I don't know if that will have anything to do with her role. I'd wager they make her into the "deadly seductress" type or femme fatale character.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475435)
Posted by Shadowman on November 25th, 2007 @ 10:15pm CST
PrimulArchangel wrote:No idea , i just know i had to carry a stupid draft card on me till i turned 26 lol. I dont see that girl looking old enough to have the experience that the barroness would have. Unless the do some dumb back story like they do in anime where she was a 8 year old soldier in her country and grew up to be a cold blooded killer lol .. I say get someone a little older in her late 30's early 40s .. There are plenty of Hot actresses that age out there , Kate Bekensale someone mentioned before.. She could kick some major ass like she did in underworld.


No...no Dear GOD! No! The Baroness was never very old. Late twenties, early thirties at most.

And for the record, cut-off age is, I think, 36.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475588)
Posted by Matt D on November 26th, 2007 @ 1:11am CST
Shadowman wrote:
PrimulArchangel wrote:No idea , i just know i had to carry a stupid draft card on me till i turned 26 lol. I dont see that girl looking old enough to have the experience that the barroness would have. Unless the do some dumb back story like they do in anime where she was a 8 year old soldier in her country and grew up to be a cold blooded killer lol .. I say get someone a little older in her late 30's early 40s .. There are plenty of Hot actresses that age out there , Kate Bekensale someone mentioned before.. She could kick some major ass like she did in underworld.


No...no Dear GOD! No! The Baroness was never very old. Late twenties, early thirties at most.

And for the record, cut-off age is, I think, 36.


Well that is up to interpretation. The Marvel age had her pegged about lates 20's early 30's. She was in Vietnam when she was 16 when the Tiet offense started, but Devils Due have her as a much older, possibly early 40's. But then age doesn't matter in comics
Anyway I am would've gone with Kate Beckinsale, but Siena Miller is still a good choice. I'm guessing they will show the Baroness's path to Cobra, in that, an American bomb killed her parents or a soldier and she grew up hating the US, to which Cobra Comander swung in to take hold of her strings.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475605)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 26th, 2007 @ 1:42am CST
First-Aid wrote:
Kayevcee wrote:
Technically it was the Russians who beat Hitler by holding back his conquest of their country by sheer weight of numbers at a cost of millions of lives. On the other front the Nazis were overwhelmed by a combination of British and American armed forces, Italian rebels, French resistance fighters etc. Allies are important no matter who you are. Piss off the rest of the world and you could find it's lonely at the top ;)

-Nick


I did a lot of studying on this particular subject. The Russians did in fact do their part. However, so many forget that Hitler wasn't the only threat. The U.S. almost single-handedly fought the Japanese in the Pacific: one of the main sticking points of US entry into WW2 was Allied support in the Pacific. The fact remains that if the Allies had lost any one of three key battles in WW2- the Battle of Stalingrad, the Battle of Midway, and the Battle of Britain- the war would have gone on a lot longer and potentially gone the other way altogether. The loss of 600,000 German troops in Stalingrad was huge; however, equally as important was the sinking of ALL of Japan's aircraft carriers at Midway and the holding of England by the RAF-"so much owed to so many by so few"- without which the only possible invasion point would have been through Africa and the full force of German forces.

And thus ends our history lesson for the day.


May they retain this knowledge in honor instead of distain.

But since they won't, may we smile if only to ourselves when the need is called upon and we answer in truth and over all not in vain...
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475721)
Posted by Roadbuster on November 26th, 2007 @ 6:07am CST
First-Aid wrote:
Kayevcee wrote:
Technically it was the Russians who beat Hitler by holding back his conquest of their country by sheer weight of numbers at a cost of millions of lives. On the other front the Nazis were overwhelmed by a combination of British and American armed forces, Italian rebels, French resistance fighters etc. Allies are important no matter who you are. Piss off the rest of the world and you could find it's lonely at the top ;)

-Nick


I did a lot of studying on this particular subject. The Russians did in fact do their part. However, so many forget that Hitler wasn't the only threat. The U.S. almost single-handedly fought the Japanese in the Pacific: one of the main sticking points of US entry into WW2 was Allied support in the Pacific. The fact remains that if the Allies had lost any one of three key battles in WW2- the Battle of Stalingrad, the Battle of Midway, and the Battle of Britain- the war would have gone on a lot longer and potentially gone the other way altogether. The loss of 600,000 German troops in Stalingrad was huge; however, equally as important was the sinking of ALL of Japan's aircraft carriers at Midway and the holding of England by the RAF-"so much owed to so many by so few"- without which the only possible invasion point would have been through Africa and the full force of German forces.

And thus ends our history lesson for the day.


Correction: Japan lost most of their Aircraft carriers. One made it out.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (475967)
Posted by Head Shot on November 26th, 2007 @ 10:29am CST
I don't care much for Gi Joe, but damnit I love Sienna. And ironically enough I can see the resemblance to the baroness if she dyed her hair black.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (476008)
Posted by First-Aid on November 26th, 2007 @ 10:50am CST
Roadbuster wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
Kayevcee wrote:
Technically it was the Russians who beat Hitler by holding back his conquest of their country by sheer weight of numbers at a cost of millions of lives. On the other front the Nazis were overwhelmed by a combination of British and American armed forces, Italian rebels, French resistance fighters etc. Allies are important no matter who you are. Piss off the rest of the world and you could find it's lonely at the top ;)

-Nick


I did a lot of studying on this particular subject. The Russians did in fact do their part. However, so many forget that Hitler wasn't the only threat. The U.S. almost single-handedly fought the Japanese in the Pacific: one of the main sticking points of US entry into WW2 was Allied support in the Pacific. The fact remains that if the Allies had lost any one of three key battles in WW2- the Battle of Stalingrad, the Battle of Midway, and the Battle of Britain- the war would have gone on a lot longer and potentially gone the other way altogether. The loss of 600,000 German troops in Stalingrad was huge; however, equally as important was the sinking of ALL of Japan's aircraft carriers at Midway and the holding of England by the RAF-"so much owed to so many by so few"- without which the only possible invasion point would have been through Africa and the full force of German forces.

And thus ends our history lesson for the day.


Correction: Japan lost most of their Aircraft carriers. One made it out.


Correction: The quote was typed wrong: Never was so much owed by so many to so few.

Note: Japan used 5 carriers in the battle. 4 were sunk in a 5 minute span. The one that steamed away was later sunk in retreat by a group of American bombers that had gotten their navigations mixed up (also known as "they got lost"). This occurred roughly an hour after the primary battle.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (476098)
Posted by Point on November 26th, 2007 @ 11:44am CST
She ain't that great. I agree that Sienna Guillory would have been a much better choice.
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Posted by Kayevcee on November 26th, 2007 @ 2:52pm CST
First aid: Quite correct. If I appeared to suggest otherwise I apologise. In fact, when I visited some relatives in East Malaysia I was told about the sliding scale of pricing that the local shopkeepers have, on account of Allied intervention in double-ya double-ya two:

Cheapest: locals
Next cheapest: Americans, Australians and Scots (long story) because their grandparents may have saved them from the Japanese.
Normal: Everybody else.
High: Chinese, not out of any particular grudge but because the tourists are usually loaded.
Highest: Japanese, because their grandparents may have invaded them. Also, usually loaded.

I'd have taken more advantage of it, but my cousins count as "local" so I just let them do the talking ;)

Anyway, yes, GI Joe. Sienna Miller is lovely, but can she act? I can't remember seeing her in anything. The film in general looks like it's going to be a car crash, which only makes me want to see it more.

-Nick
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (476367)
Posted by Shadowman on November 26th, 2007 @ 3:01pm CST
Kayevcee wrote:Anyway, yes, GI Joe. Sienna Miller is lovely, but can she act? I can't remember seeing her in anything. The film in general looks like it's going to be a car crash, which only makes me want to see it more.

-Nick


If I can sit through a particular Adam West movie (Involving "Shark Repellent Bat-spray") I can sit through anything.

EDIT: Let me elaborate: I want to find Burt Ward, and I want to stab him.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (476809)
Posted by Jazzz on November 26th, 2007 @ 7:16pm CST
I didn't know we liked GI Joe.
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Posted by Jazzz on November 26th, 2007 @ 7:19pm CST
Dangit, i don't want to get hooked onto another franchise.
I'm already spending too much money on TFs.
This movie better suck, cus Sierra Miller is hawt enough to make me wanna watch.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (476829)
Posted by Shadowman on November 26th, 2007 @ 7:25pm CST
Jazzz wrote:I didn't know we liked GI Joe.


We like a lot of franchises here.

But Transformers and GI Joe have always been closely related. They're both from Hasbro, both targeted at boys. Hell, not only did they do a crossover comic series, but Cobra Commander appeared in G1. (In the episode "Only Human," referred to as "Old Snake," he was voiced by Cris Latta, and even yelled "COBRAAA!" before coughing uncontrollably) And Marissa Fairborne is supposed to be the daughter of two of the Joes. (Though I can't remember which ones)
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Posted by First-Aid on November 26th, 2007 @ 8:03pm CST
Jazzz wrote:I didn't know we liked GI Joe.


I think there's always been a connection and a friendly rivalry between Joe collectors and TF collectors. We all kind of team up against Star Wars collectors...then we rely on SW collectors for numbers against Pokemon collectors. Once we eliminate the Pokemon collectors we will destroy the Yu-Gi-Oh collectors, but not until we've used their numbers to destroy the Power Rangers forever.

It's an 80's thing.
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Posted by gilgalbiblewheel on November 26th, 2007 @ 8:08pm CST
Of course it's all in the timing of "US Fighting Terror". Think about this. If Cobra was a real terroristic organization where would they get the money to support them with all their weapons and tanks and jets?
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (477146)
Posted by Matt D on November 27th, 2007 @ 1:31am CST
Shadowman wrote:
Jazzz wrote:I didn't know we liked GI Joe.


We like a lot of franchises here.

But Transformers and GI Joe have always been closely related. They're both from Hasbro, both targeted at boys. Hell, not only did they do a crossover comic series, but Cobra Commander appeared in G1. (In the episode "Only Human," referred to as "Old Snake," he was voiced by Cris Latta, and even yelled "COBRAAA!" before coughing uncontrollably) And Marissa Fairborne is supposed to be the daughter of two of the Joes. (Though I can't remember which ones)


Well in the comic it was lady jaye and Flint, and that episode where the Quints were playing with time, when marrisa's father comes, he sounds like Flint.
Re: GI Joe Movie Gets Release Date...And An Actress. (477271)
Posted by Elita One on November 27th, 2007 @ 6:02am CST
Oh great one of so called "it" girls *roll eyes*.Whatever she wears become a fashion fad for chicks to follow, not a Baroness thing at all. Yet another classic character(one the greatest villianesses imo) raped by the crapola that is Hollywood. There are other way better actresses around.
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Posted by Dagon on November 27th, 2007 @ 9:26am CST
Tetsu Aero wrote:Hm, i wonder why they bothered with doing this movie. For all i know GI Joe is only famous in the US. Oh well.


Don't they make movies about things that are popular in countries that find them popular?

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