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'G.I. JOE' YANKED OFF SUMMER 2012 MOVIE SCHEDULE, WILL BOW IN 2013
AP ^ | May 24, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/24/2012 9:25:56 AM PDT by C19fan

G.I. Joe won't be going into action on the big-screen this summer, after all.

The Hollywood Reporter says Paramount Pictures yanked its sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" from its June 29 release date and rescheduled the movie for March 29 next year.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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I never heard of a Summer Blockbuster being moved like this. Wonder how much money Paramount blew already on marketing?
1 posted on 05/24/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

It must really suck. What’s next? Release straight to DVD?


2 posted on 05/24/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: C19fan

This makes no sense, no-how.

The production money has been spent. The marketing dollars have been spent, the post-production, editing, special effects and soundtrack are all done. This is money that has already been spent.

The release date is just a month away, time to reap some cash from all that expense ... and they are pulling it for a year? What are they thinking?


3 posted on 05/24/2012 9:30:35 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: C19fan

Didn’t see the first one, but my cynical mind keeps hinting that a certain upcoming election might have something to do with this.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: C19fan

Why is it that everytime I see a story about a GI Joe remake I think some producer is remaking the Robert Mitchum and Burgess Meredith classic. Just hoping I guess.


5 posted on 05/24/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Responsibility2nd

GI Job might inflame those pro america types.

and/or

It may have a clearer field later.

and/or

it is good and they want to promote it more (and make toys for sale) OR it really stinks so they need less competition.

With battleship on screens it may be too much.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 9:32:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Roccus

Bingo! That’s EXACTLY what I was thinking.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 9:33:44 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Roccus
Didn’t see the first one, but my cynical mind keeps hinting that a certain upcoming election might have something to do with this.

Watch the latest trailer...look at the storyline. I think you are dead right. Otherwise; this makes NO sense.

8 posted on 05/24/2012 9:38:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: C19fan

It’s a risky move, but they’re probably looking at the finite disposable incomes of the Summer action blockbuster having been significantly depleted with The Avengers and about to be totally depleted with Dark Knight Rises.

When I saw the release schedule for this Summer the first word that came to mind was “oversaturation”. There’s only so much entertainment revenue to go around, so a second/third tier, non-niche action flick like this doesn’t stand a chance. Better to delay to a safer release date next Spring.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 9:42:21 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: who knows what evil?

Do you know what the plotline was? A man is in the Oval Office who is not an American citizen. He is a manchurian candidate who turns over the security of the USA to Cobra. GI Joe team is betrayed and many are killed. The survivors look to a legendary leader and the original joe Bruce Willis to lead them against this president and his Cobra goons.


comment at breitbart


10 posted on 05/24/2012 9:42:31 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: PeterPrinciple

The ‘excuse’ they are using is that they need the ‘additional time’ for 3D enhancements. That’s bullsh*t, of course.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 9:44:11 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

[ Watch the latest trailer...look at the storyline. I think you are dead right. Otherwise; this makes NO sense. ]

I saw the trailer and it looked like someone had replaced the president with a Corba person and they were running the country like Obama....


12 posted on 05/24/2012 9:44:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: tanknetter

After reading #10, I think we have our reason.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 9:44:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: who knows what evil?

They want to make way for Leni Reifenstahl’s (I mean Katherine Bigelow’s) movie portrayal of the Bin Laden killing.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 9:45:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PeterPrinciple

Just read the comments at Breitbart. My cynicism seems to have been well founded.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 9:48:59 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: C19fan

must be it provides an uncomfortable reminder of “cut and run” in Iraq and Afghanistan...


16 posted on 05/24/2012 9:49:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hodar

Supposedly they’re going to go back and make it into a 3-D movie. It hasn’t been tracking well and they’re hoping that making it 3-D will help.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 9:53:08 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: dfwgator
After reading #10, I think we have our reason.

The scene with the COBRA banners unfurling in the front of the White House are pretty creepy.

18 posted on 05/24/2012 9:53:12 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tanknetter

Prometheus was scheduled to come out two weeks before and Spiderman a week after. That would also leach a lot of money away.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: who knows what evil?

What is COBRA in the movie?


20 posted on 05/24/2012 9:57:21 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: dfwgator

That’s scheduled for December 19, 2012.


21 posted on 05/24/2012 9:57:56 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: GraceG
Corba person and they were running the country like Obama....

I'm going to start calling him Cobrama - but instead of a tough guy, he's more like the unstable queer hitler guy from "The Fifth Element".

22 posted on 05/24/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: OB1kNOb

The bad guys. :-)


23 posted on 05/24/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

It certainly was.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 10:00:03 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: PeterPrinciple
Do you know what the plotline was? A man is in the Oval Office who is not an American citizen. He is a manchurian candidate who turns over the security of the USA to Cobra. GI Joe team is betrayed and many are killed. The survivors look to a legendary leader and the original joe Bruce Willis to lead them against this president and his Cobra goons.

I think you got it. Look at the Trailer for GI Joe, and the plotline and ask yourself if the Dems want people's heads going in that direction.

25 posted on 05/24/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

bttt


26 posted on 05/24/2012 10:00:36 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: who knows what evil?

Coalition Of Brothers Ruining America? ;-)


27 posted on 05/24/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: PeterPrinciple

I would add that the plotline, that the US government had fallen under the control of a terrorist organization, requiring that the betrayed elite military unit seek to “start the ‘Second American Revolution’ by waging black operations against the Cobra that have taken control of the U.S government” might appeal just a BIT TOO MUCH to certain people to be allowed just before the election.


28 posted on 05/24/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: C19fan

Yeah, I already saw the trailer. It was merely ok-—I wouldn’t go to a theater to see it, but might get it from Netflix.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 10:10:52 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: PapaBear3625

Do you have a link to the INTERNATIONAL trailer? That one is quite a bit different than the American one, and probably even more unnerving...


30 posted on 05/24/2012 10:11:56 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Obama as COBRA commander?

oh boy, all those cartoons will leave a mark.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 10:15:14 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: who knows what evil?

International trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l_4ohsuY-0


32 posted on 05/24/2012 10:17:06 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625

“BIT TOO MUCH”

Perhaps it has a TEA party militia retaking DC, and trials held in Philly where the NBP and AG are punished like the Nazis at Nuremburg. George Zimmerman gets to pull the lever.

One can only fantasize about justice in America today.


33 posted on 05/24/2012 10:18:02 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: C19fan

It’s kind of a late move, but these moves do happen. Definitely bodes poorly for the test audience results that they moved it from the peak of blockbuster time to the march dead zone. Of course the first movie didn’t do that well, I was kind of shocked they made a sequel at all.


34 posted on 05/24/2012 10:20:29 AM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: PapaBear3625

Not the one I saw...there is another I viewed at the ‘Dark Horizons’ that runs about 2 and half minutes...I’ll see if I can dig it up.


35 posted on 05/24/2012 10:22:41 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: longtermmemmory

This is based on the almost modern “international team of counter terrorists” GI Joe, nothing pro any country about it.

It will have a clearer field, it’s in the dead zone.

Battleship won’t still be there, it’s tanking, it might be in the cheap seats that week but that’s it. Which could have a lot to do with them pulling GI Joe.


36 posted on 05/24/2012 10:25:11 AM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: C19fan

The Chinese have recently bought the AMC movie theater chain. I wonder if part of the decision came from the Chinese owners saying they were going to pass on showing it in any of their AMC theaters?


37 posted on 05/24/2012 10:27:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: who knows what evil?

This one?

http://www.darkhorizons.com/films/1181/G-I-Joe-2


38 posted on 05/24/2012 10:33:00 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: C19fan

Yanked off, or jerked off?


39 posted on 05/24/2012 10:37:47 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: C19fan; All







So if Obama is the president and the president has been replaced in the movie...
40 posted on 05/24/2012 10:38:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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this plot is nothing like real life. the GI JOE unit would be killed in a helicopter accident. then the pres would take all the kudos of the men who took out the terrorist leader.

think about it, obooba is not bragging, he IS the only one still alive after that operation. So he has to blow his own horn. and the last person to do that was larry sinclaire.


41 posted on 05/24/2012 10:40:06 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I found it at the link...it is the Australian version...it is the ‘International’ one on the right hand side that runs 2:24. It’s a bit different, and worth watching.


42 posted on 05/24/2012 10:42:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: OB1kNOb
What is COBRA in the movie?

The nemesis of GI Joe.

43 posted on 05/24/2012 10:44:38 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: who knows what evil?

Thanks! Just watched it.

“Redistribution of power.”

Yikes!


44 posted on 05/24/2012 10:49:19 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: PapaBear3625

I see “The Rock” is part of the GI Joe team. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a big time Republican.


45 posted on 05/24/2012 10:50:53 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: PapaBear3625

And “The Rock” is a huge supporter of the military.


46 posted on 05/24/2012 10:51:42 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: C19fan
Seriously? Not even a Christmas release? Did it suck that badly that it got pulled at this late date? That's a lot of retooling time. It's one thing if they were just worried about the competition.

Maybe they were worried about how high the bar got set by "Battleship".

47 posted on 05/24/2012 10:53:22 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
“Redistribution of power.”

You noticed. :-)

48 posted on 05/24/2012 10:55:39 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: longfellow

Yep!


49 posted on 05/24/2012 11:02:28 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Isn’t Bruce Willis a Republican, although more of a RINO stripe...


50 posted on 05/24/2012 11:04:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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