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Full sized “40 Reasons G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be Great” poster by Twitziller

Over the past 40 days we’ve all been thoroughly enjoying Twitziller’s “40 Reasons why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great”… well, G.I. Joe: Retaliation has finally opened in theaters across the world, and now Twitziller is offering GeneralsJoes readers a full sized “40 Reasons” Poster!

This massive compilation is being hosted on GeneralsJoes for free download.  You can “right-click” and “save as” right here, or the smaller image below.  It’s an awesome image to see all collected together.

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Thirty-Nine days later… reason #1 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great

Has it really been 40 days?  Is that even possible?  I’m sure for Twitziller it feels like even more, but he’s right here on one last day to give us one last update to his 40 reasons why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great.


Is there any other choice?  Any other choice aside from arguably one of the most impressive action stars of the past few decades?  From Die Hard to Pulp Fiction, Bruce Willis has done it all.  He’s been around the block, and seen plenty of action, which is why his placement as the original “G.I. Joe” Joe Colton is so absolutely perfect.  Battle hardened, but with a desire to pass on his knowledge and skills, the original Joe pitches in to help the remaining members of G.I. Joe band together and overthrow the Cobra threat.

He’s not someone I would have ever expected to star in a G.I. Joe film, but now that he has, I can’t think of anyone else who would fit this role.

And that wraps up this amazing run of 40 straight days of Reasons why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great.  By now many of you have already seen the film and likely have some first hand knowledge about how close Twitziller was to some of his assumptions.  I want to thank Twitziller for putting in the elbow grease to do this on a daily basis as the Road to Retaliation nears its end.  A very exciting time to be a G.I. Joe fan, and I’m extremely pleased that he allowed me to share in this project by hosting it here on GeneralsJoes.

Now if you haven’t seen G.I. Joe: Retaliation yet, stop reading this RIGHT NOW and go to your nearest theater!  YO JOE!

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Getting ever closer… Reason #2 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great!

It’s been a long road, but here we are, almost at the end…  We’ve plowed through 38 reasons already, and today, on the eve of the reported G.I. Joe: Retaliation release, Twitziller comes up with the 39th.


A fantastic concept and the perfect extension of G.I. Joe’s semi-futuristic background, the Battle Kata vest and weapons system has been something that fans and toy makers have latched onto ever since it was first revealed.  The armored vest with carefully placed sheaths and holsters has become Roadblock’s trademark look, and Hasbro has amazingly been able to translate the components into the 4″ scale toy.  It’s crazy because it seems so close to reality, yet still maintains that close line to science fiction that is G.I. Joe’s specialty.

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The goal line is in sight! Reason #3 to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation!

In some places in the world (including one of my local theaters… YAY!) G.I. Joe: Retaliation is actually debuting tonight.  But still rolling with the official release date, Twitziller posts the latest update today, focusing on filming techniques.


Considering so many of the trailers and TV spots include shots in the dead of night with explosions and gunfire, it’s pretty evident that lighting is going to play a large role in the way G.I. Joe: Retaliation effectively portrays battle.  In fact, even as we see Firefly rolling up on his motorcycle and unleashing his robotic explosive drones the importance of lighting cannot be understated.

It’s always a challenge to show a dark environment, yet allow enough vision so the viewer knows what they’re seeing.  From all appearances, G.I. Joe: Retaliation has accomplished this.

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It’s officially G.I. Joe: Retaliation Week! Reason #4 to see it and love it

I think it says a lot about G.I. Joe as a brand and a property when they take what was arguably their strongest female character and kill her off, but are then able to find another equally strong female character to take the lead in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation sequel.  Twitziller recognizes the critical importance of Lady Jaye in the realm of G.I. Joe as well in today’s update.



Various clips, trailers, and TV spots have shown a Lady Jaye who is “take no prisoners” and “take no gruff” from anyone.  She is able to let all the men’s comments slide off her back, and lets her actions on the field of battle prove her worth to the G.I. Joe team.

As the apparent weapons expert and marksman of the G.I. Joe team, Lady Jaye unleashes all sorts of weapons of destruction through the film and Adrianne Palicki does a great job backing it up.  There is no doubt she is a key player in this universe and her introduction in this film has made a big impact.

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We are down to five days! Reason #5 G.I. Joe: Retaliation will rock!

Twitziller has been pulling weekend duty on these for the past couple of weeks now, but this is the last time!  Take next weekend off, you’ve earned it.  😉

Today we discuss a key part of film making, and something that can be often overlooked.  So much attention is paid to acting chops, dialogue, and staging the shot, but Twitziller covers something oft overlooked in today’s entry.


I have to admit, I am an absolute sucker for effective motion in films or animation.  Sometimes it’s the little thing… in the Rise of Cobra there was a sequence where Storm Shadow dropped from a roof and grabbed the edge of the Cobra Gunship.  It was a very short, very small sequence, yet the sense of motion was amazing.  The feel of him dropping like a rock, then grabbing the edge and being swept up.  It was pretty thrilling.  I think Twitziller picked a fantastic shot up there, because one of the things that really thrills me about what I’ve seen with this film is Flint and his use of Parkour.  I can only think back to the excellent Bourne trilogy and the way their shot staging and motion directing impacts the flow of any scene, and I’ve seen many indications that it will be similar in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Flint’s slide underneath, his hop over, and even his seamless jump through a small window to tackle a Cobra Trooper all have a fantastic sense of quick and realistic motion.  I love it.

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