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Well, I came across this by chance, and caught the premiere of this on Cartoon Network today.

Like half the kids who grew up in the eighties, it was the GIJoe comic that got me into reading. I had to check out what they were doing with that big chunk of my childhood.

It's interesting to see the re-launch of GI Joe. Apparently a bunch of the trademarks lapsed, and so lots of the characters and vehicles are being remarketed under different names.

Some of this was adressed in the "movie"--they said "Heavy Duty," the revamped Roadblock, was Roadblock's Cousin.

When they talked in the first few minutes about "Government Issue Frosty Yo-Joe Colas" I had my hopes up that the script was either written by Larry Hama himself, or at least by somebody who understood the series.

I ended up both pleased and dissapointed. Larry Hama did, in fact, write it, but not nearly at the level I was hoping for. And the CGI ended up looking more like I was watching Small Soldiers toys playing than like real heavy machinery was moving around.

The worst part, aside from the "explain everything in terms so simple an adult can understand it" dialogue, was the editing. The whole thing felt way too hurried, and--

But why complain? It's the first foray back into a great group of characters, and I'm glad to see it's happening.

Did anybody else catch this, or just have fond memories of the old comic/TV show?

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