Wednesday, May 23, 2012

G.I. Joe: Retaliation delayed nine months for 3D

In what has to be one of the dumbest fucking things Hollywood has ever done, the G.I. Joe sequel has been yanked from its June 29 release date and pushed all the way back to March 2013 so Paramount can convert the picture to 3D.

That's right, they spent months pumping June 29 only to yank the film from the schedule one month out so they can charge us three extra dollars to watch it next year. Fuck and You, Paramount.

I was dying to see this movie. It stars Dwayne Johnson AND Bruce Willis plus looked to be truer in spirit to the source material. Everyone who saw a preview thought it looked badass. And it's the fourth most popular flick on the JoBlo.com network. This film would have made killer coin.

But no, the Hollywood execs got greedy. Here's a quote some douche at Paramount told the guys at Deadline: We’re going to do a conscientious 3D job because we’ve seen how it can better box office internationally,” one of the studio execs just told me. “Jim Cameron did all of Titanic‘s 3D in post – and look how well that movie turned out.

I was willing to hit this up in theatres, now I'll wait until I can watch it at home. I'm as pissed about this as The Bruce looks in photo above. This isn't being done to better the movie, it's being done to make more money. Period.

2 comments:

  1. Someone mentioned that this can't possibly be the real reason. They were thinking Paramount was just lying out of their ass because it wasn't tracking well, but you just said it was popular in at least one forum.

    Either way, I'm in the same camp as you. I was willing to go to the theater a 2nd time even though the first one sucked. I liked the trailer for the sequel a lot more than the first. But ohhhhh, well, I guess.

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  2. I guess we'll find out for sure when this hits in March. Well, when it hits the home market next July.

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