Entirely gratuitous and self-indulgent article here, but aren't they all, Sienna Miller trailer still from the new G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra film.

Other than the lovely Miller, I am looking forward to this release. I never was much of a G.I. Joe fantic when a kid, but, this movie seems to be bringing the gadgets, armor, weapons, and black-clad women together that no red-blooded male can resist.

Speaking of what is expected and what has changed, when the word came out that Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I. Joe) was going to be a UN style force of international operatives, virtual hell broke loose. No one seems to have gotten through their heads yet that you simply DO NOT screw with canon and what the fans have grown to expect. Changing G.I. Joe to the "A Real UN hero"* from "A Real American Hero" kicked the nationalists, purists, and fans in the teeth.

Guess what, they did listen, after the outcry and now G.I. Joe is once again, "A Real American Hero".

Taking a look at the bits and pieces that have leaked out, chiefly concerning the "Delta V - Accelerator Suit", I'm liking the tech. Well, duh, I like Boba Fett and Iron Man, armored protagonists, so Delta V got my attention.

Lots of speculation and fun looks at what armored power suits for military applications would look like have flown around for years. The oldest I personally remember are the suits in Robert Heinlen's "Starship Troopers". The book, not the movies, don't make me hurt you out there. There's basis in reality for this of course, especially considering DARPA drops cash into research projects like Hardiman (1968), Pitman Project (1988), and goodness knows what else is under wraps.

*Note: It wasn't really called that at any point.

Posted by Erelas RyAlcar Thursday, May 28, 2009


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