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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    "I'll kill your with my hands!" YES!

    I actually never really got into G.I. Joe when I was a kid. That was just remedied. Also, huge props to the animators, especially for that fight scene between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. That shit looks like it was TOUGH, but they pulled it off like liquid.
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    Joaquim Dos Santos knocked that fight scene out of the park. I thought it was directed by someone like Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    Okay, so I want a steel-dissolving spray can, please. Are those available at Walmart?

    I was actually gasping in awe at the fight. Great scripting, great directing, great animation. When Snake Eyes got it through the hand I was pretty stupified. And I'm still getting shivers from it. I can't imagine much being more painful than that. Especially if I'm planning on knocking someone's brain out of their skull with that hand later. I hope this hits DVD, because I will 100% buy it.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    And blu-ray too please! Yes, yes, wrong place to ask for it, I know, but I want to watch it in glorious high def so hard.
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      CommentAuthorEcksearoh
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    Dude you had me at stratellite. But that Snake Eyes vs Stormshadow fight was epic and a thing of beauty. It was effing perfect that is how it should have been years ago between them, you made my brother and I very happy middle aged men! My brother inherited our shared pile of close to 100 Joes/Cobras and 20 odd vehicles, he still has Action Force figures including that blonde Scarlett repaint with the funky gatling motorcycle that we picked up ion a trip to London in '84, and I don't think my nephew even knows those toys exist.

    I'd ask for a regular series but that will never happen, so I'll just say thanks.
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      CommentAuthorliamshiels
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    My favourite fan quote so far (from youtube).

    "I hope the movie has the same intensity and realism like the cartoon."
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    Reminds me of the 80s comic. Did Hasbro just give you a list of what they wanted (this many characters, stormshadow v. snake-eyes ninja stuff, specific weapons) then let you kill everyone?
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    THIS. IS. NERD. PORN.

    Oooo, baby.

    Seriously, awesome fucking work. I... I'm not sure I've ever seen an action cartoon this cool.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    It's a pity it's it's nearly over. I hope Hasbro wisely chooses to do another series.

    @Warren: how did you write the fight scene? do you choreograph the whole thing or just the "Hilights"?
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2009
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    I'd love to see the transcript for that fight with Snake Eyes, think even Tarantino would get a kick out of it.

    He did teach you the seventh...eghh
    • CommentAuthorLordFluffy
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2009
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    Specifically about installment 8:

    On the one hand *spoiler* I saw the "seventh technique" thing coming. I mean, it started with a "you killed my master" note and ended with the same classic storyline. While that in and of itself didn't hit me as hard as it might have, the whole scene was gorgeous. The subtleties like the shockwave and the birds were just beautiful. It was only about a few hours later that I sat back and thought to myself "Holy crap! Twenty years of foreplay and we just saw the head Cobra Ninja get his skull scrambled." The weight of what that must be for dedicated fans (I'm only a semi-versed fan) must be huge.

    I was curious about the lack of blood: decision from people who are expecting kids to see this or are they just too damn ninja to bleed?*/spoilers*

    On the whole, Resolute is turning out to be just bloody awesome. I'm watching this after finally reading Crooked Little Vein and I'm impressed with something from both works: How good a grasp Warren has on American stereotypes, how to manipulate them and when to break them for good effect.

    God I hope they let you do more of this. And for that matter... do He-Man next?
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    And for that matter... do He-Man next?

    Never in hell. Sorry.
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2009
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    Good. He-Man is "The Iron Dream" played straight and dumbed down for the Reagan generation.

    I was into GI Joes (the bigger ones) when I was a kid but was too old for the '80s version. Something Awful did a hilarious takedown of some of the plots a couple years back.

    Anyway, hell of a story, villains who act like real people and use their brains, toys that look like they might actually work...I'm hooked.

    Please don't tell me this ends as a prelude to the movie.

    Bless you sir.
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    @liamshiels: that one stood out to me as well.

    a more likely scenario: movie's mediocre; fanboys rave about resolute; hollywood discovers ellis's mass-badass-appeal; freakangels, doktor sleepless, and transmetropolitan all take off as lucrative movie franchises in their own right, under the careful guidance of warren himself, with an arsenal of hair trigger bowel disruptors trained on any meddling studio execs trying to make the material "more marketable"

    hell... at the very least, maybe they'll let him write the next x-script. collab with joss whedon too much to hope for? it could rip a whole in the very fabric of fandom!!! mass-nerdgasms cause the interwebs to implode! we all die happy.

    @bjacques: can't lead in to the movie. movie's a reboot. destro isn't sporting the chrome head at the start.

    which brings up another example of glaring ignorance from the youtube comment peanut gallery. the comments seem split between: "YES! Finally!" and "Why are they killing off so many main characters?!? (whine) (whine)" fortunately, this last category appears to be directing most of their hostility toward hasbro. my question is have they not paused to consider the meaning of the word "RESOLUTE" as the root of "resolution".

    speaking of:
    @warren: was the title yours or theirs?
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2009 edited
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    9 and 10 are up on adult swim

    Edit: Just watched, fuck yeah, wearable computers and
    bouncing an RPG off Destro's head
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    RESOLUTE? That was mine.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2009
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2009
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    What the HELL was that hockey-puck thing that got Baroness and Destro? It's the only thing so far where I was just like "Wait, what?" I mean, I understand what it did, I think? Maybe?

    Can I just explain it away as a flashbang and there was just some fast moving going on?
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    Flashbang.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2009
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    I loved the "Did she just..." moment when Scarlett cartwheels out of the explosion, particularly in a series where characters can be killed off for real.

    This whole series has preety much been well written violent poetry in motion. Just the way I like it.

    Course the fact that this post is right under warrens makes me seem sycophantic, ah well.