Why Delaying G.I. Joe: Retaliation Is A Good Thing

Everyone should know by now that Paramount Studios made the shocking announcement of delaying G.I. Joe: Retaliation until March 2013 to covert it into 3D. Many people were appalled by this decision, although there are some factors that this could be a good thing for Paramount Studios.

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Soldierone2727d ago

I'm tired of the first reason to be honest. I mean they saw it coming, and running away scared to me as a customer is like saying "well our movie isn't as good as theirs at all." Great way to sell me that movie....Plus they are cutting their sales short anyways since movies don't sell that great early in the year (March), ask John Carter.....

The WWE thing could be good, but you have to remember....since The Rock went Hollywood, a lot of "hardcore WWE fans" hate him.....

Overall just talking about it frustrates me. None of these excuses are worth the delay. Okay you promote it with WWE, but didn't they just promote it to hell with the friggin Superbowl? Giant banners and posters all over theaters, tons of commercials, and trailer spots during big movies? People were already excited for it and going to see it, and they ruined it and have to start all over just to add in a few lame 3D scenes supposedly.

Lord_Sloth2727d ago

Ugh. Why does it have to be 3D at all!? I hate it when things are filmed like that because even the camera shots are predictable. The hero finds something new? Toss it at the camera. Somebody's shooting? Throw it at the camera...

And since I don't care for 3D this does nothing but annoy me. You can appreciate 3D without it all sailing directly at you anyway. Avatar did fairly well with it's filming because they didn't let 3D rule the angles.

Soldierone2726d ago

The only time I ever thought "wow that was a great 3D shot" was during Resident evil (the newest one) and she jumps down and is running at you as she kills a ton of zombies.....the bad thing is after watching it again on blu-ray in 2D that scene really proved your point. watching it again it felt really forced and generic, and thats why i hate 3D....

KingPin2726d ago

i know exactly what you mean.

3D is nice when its done right once in a while. like avengers, TinTin, Avatar and Transformers 3 did it well. but then u get movies like step up 3D, resident evil, etc where its like really?!! REALLY?!!! and thats when you watching it in the movies. then it comes to DVD/blu-Ray in 2D and i sit there like WTF is this sh!t camera angle they got going here.

barb_wire2727d ago

I expect them to delay 'G.I. Joe 2' again, March 2013 is already loaded/crowded with (well the studios' hope so) big movies.

Oz: The Great & Powerful
Percy Jackson 2
The Croods
Captain Phillips
The Host
Jack the Giant Killer (pushed from it's June 2012 opening)

Soldierone2726d ago

Superman is also coming out the beginning of June, so they don't have leg room at all either way. Mainly because we all know Marvel will have something there too (probably in May) and then WB will save something for July.

With the Avengers finally falling off, and Men in Black barely making 50 million, GI Joe really had nothing to worry about in its slot.....IF it was good.

barb_wire2726d ago

Marvel do.. Iron Man 3 is slated for May 3 2013, so no matter what, 'G.I. Joe 2' seems to be between a rock and a hard place.

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kingPoS2726d ago (Edited 2726d ago )

Why do they try to fix what isn't broken? They should've shot in 3D in the first place.

I can sort of understand if they haven't finished filming, but that isn't the case. It just went from being a possible summer blockbuster to a vague pink & green afterthought.(feb&mar)

[face palm]