Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

GI Joe

[Sitting in the theatre, watching the opening credits roll.]

Lut [leaning over to whisper to me]: "I've never seen any of the cartoon or other media for G. I. Joe, so no matter how badly they mangle the source material I can't be offended by it.
Me [giggling]: "Yeah, I saw a few of the cartoons as a kid, but I don't remember them. I don't think they'll be able to offend me either."

[15 minutes in:]

Me: "Wait, G. I. Joe is supposed to be a NATO operation? Are you kidding me?"

It was chock-full of explosions, pretty things, and fight scenes. I was bored halfway through. About what you'd expect. Best exchange:

Duke [in power armor and lying atop a car, gasping as he recovers from crashing onto it]: "OK, that was crazy. What happened to you?"
Ripcord [next to him, in similar condition]: "I went through the train. What happened to you?"
Duke: "I jumped over it."
Ripcord [pause]: "You can do that?"
Duke: "Yeah. You should've read the manual."
Ripcord: "There's a manual?"
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