GI Joe: The Movie
Animation,  Film,  Podcast

Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘GI JOE: THE MOVIE’

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A poster for GI Joe: The Movie

GI Joe: The Movie was meant for big things. Like Transformers and My Little Pony, it would be the property’s big screen debut. The failures of those two prevented it from ever getting the chance, though. Even worse, it was meant to serve as a lead-in to the third season of the television show that, ultimately, never happened. Well, it sort of did, but far later and with a different animation studio at the helm.

Essentially, it’s all a big “what if?”, but if you love the toys, then the odds are good you will love GI Joe: The Movie. It introduces a host of new Cobra and Joe characters to enjoy and even builds upon the lore of how Cobra came to be.

Cobra-La, as silly and odd as it is, is visually interesting, and its central characters—Golobulus, Pythona, and Nemesis Enforcer—are all extremely cool. Throw in Sgt. Slaughter’s Marauders, and you’ve got yourself a damn good time.

Plus, GI Joe: The Movie has a sick opening song set to a battle at the Statue of Liberty! It’s a banger, folks.

Now, sit back, toast to America with a Space Camper Red Spectra IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co., and start your trek to the Slaughter House! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Chumpzilla, and Bling Blake were once men!

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – Fighting for freedom wherever there’s trouble! (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – After a word from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, we discuss our favorite real American heroes. (32:47)
  • The “Yo Joe!” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast spars with Beach Head, and then I challenge the field to trivia about the cartoon series. (48:26)
  • Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We continue off “Hops and All I Want for Christmas Flops” with the Mars Attacks! (57:43)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—the incredible toy line and more—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas Kelly

Writer, Superman aficionado, lover of odd and underperforming sports teams, and co-host of the film adoring podcast, Hops and Box Office Flops

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