Yes! It sounds like Jon Chu is taking the upcoming G.I. Joe sequel very seriously and is trying to steer clear of its campy predecessor.
In a recent interview he shared his life-long love for the Joes, saying:
"To me, it's one of the few brands that has a soul, a multi-generational soul, where it's about what it means to be a leader in the community, in your home, with your friends, and what it means to be a leader and a hero."
As long as he skips the PSA at the end of every episode, we like his attitude. The world needs heroes now more than ever, but REAL heroes, not handsome actors making jokes as they zip around in CG "accelerator suits".
Although, we didn't mind the handsome actors, so much as the silly accelerator suits! Ha!
The director sounds like he's taking a more realistic approach to the film, saying:
"[G.I. Joe 2 is] not just another action movie. Maybe the first one was that, but we're really trying to break it down and take the shine off and show that my Joes were the ones in the mud, the sand and the trees and in the epic worldwide adventures. Each one had individual talents. So we really want to bring the experience of what I grew up with playing with these toys. What it feels like so that kids now can be reintroduced to the Joes and experience it in a different way. This is like down and dirty Joe for me."
Down and dirty Channing Tatum? We likey!
We're getting a little more confident in this movie the more we hear about it. We're crossing our fingers it turns out well!
Does the director's approach make U more or less excited for this movie?