Department of Defense Talks Transformers

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  1. Tim Formas

    Tim Formas Old Man Administrator

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    Transformers beat G.I. Joe in battle for DOD support for summer blockbusters | Stars and Stripes

    Mostly known stuff, but briefly discusses the interaction between Hollywood and the Armed Forces.

     
  2. Rob Almighty

    Rob Almighty Kneel before Rob.

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    Hmm... Interesting. After reading this, my expectations just went a bit lower for G.I. Joe. Inversely, they went up more for ROTF.
     
  3. Yonfamus

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    I'm sad to think G.I. Joe is going to be the raping of my childhood that, thankfully, Transformers did not turn out to be. Wrong director. Period.
     
  4. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    the old GI joe was cool but the new one just looks...ew
     
  5. MachSabre

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    I just fine it sadly funny that the movie about giant transforming robots from outer space seems more respectful to the U.S. Military than the movie about the U.S. Military. (Or what should be about the U.S. Military.)

    Say whatever one will about Michael Bay, but the man respects the service. :) 
     
  6. alfred p. sloan

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    Kind of a Nuthin' article. G.I. Joe is gonna suck...

    sorry Joe Fans.
     
  7. Segor

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    I guess it has something to do with this statement:

    Another issue is that the characters in “Transformers” are under U.S. command and control, while “G.I. Joe” is not a Defense Department entity.

    They love to be in control....
    So, Optimus is under the Defense Department control??..... yeah right!! :rolleyes: 
     
  8. Rob Almighty

    Rob Almighty Kneel before Rob.

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    I don't think they're under the control of the US military. I think the statement intended to say that they work in conjunction with the US military (and probably the other militaries of the planet to rid the earth of the Decepticons).
     
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    The U.S. military characters in Transformers are under U.S. control while the GI JOE in GI JOE is under international control. :rolleyes: 
     
  10. JKahn913

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    So, the Transformers are now the "Real American Heroes." It's sad that only robots can be proud Americans in current movies.
     
  11. username99

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    i'm a big GI Joe fan from the 80s, watched the show right along with the Transformers.

    Even i am baffled at how they could make a GI Joe film the holds no interest for me.
     
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    At least we have that other Joe Show to fall back on.
     
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    frilly toothpick Decepticrumb

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    whenever i hear about the newspaper "stars and stripes" i think of joker from full metal jacket.
     
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    Can't wait for ROTF :bay 
     

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