Director Shortlist For ‘G.I Joe 2′ Induces Indifference, Yawns

Friday, February 11 by

Do we really need a sequel to 2009′s G.I Joe? Box office receipts aside, did anyone come away from that movie with any real satisfaction? The whole thing smacks of film making as a numbers game, and the search for a sequel director isn’t helping, as Paramount is batting around 3 different but equally middling talents for the job. Jon Chu (Step Up 2, 3),  Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown), and F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) are all being considered.

Honestly though, who cares? And that’s not even a snarky, sarcastic blogger question. I really want to talk to someone who cares passionately about either G.I Joe getting a sequel, or any of these three directors. Okay, I will personally admit that I have a soft spot in my heart for Step Up 2 The Streets. I like movies about break-dancing and I saw it on Valentines Day 2008 with my ex girlfriend, okay? There, I said it. Does that mean I want to see G.I Joe pop and lock all over Cobra Commander’s shiny face mask? Yes? Did I just accidentally endorse Jon Chu as the lesser of 3 evils because he knows how to shoot people dancing? Fine. Congrats to everyone! Enjoy your paychecks! We’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor on coast-to-coast flights, and on HBO at 3 am sometime in the near future. (The Playlist)

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COMMENTS

  1. February 11, 2011 10:38 am

    PaulyO

    GI Joe was one of the worst movies in history. It’s up there with Start Wars Ep 1.2 and 3. my childhood was forever destroyed


  2. February 11, 2011 10:38 am

    PaulyO

    GI Joe was one of the worst movies in history. It’s up there with Start Wars Ep 1.2 and 3. my childhood was forever destroyed


  3. February 11, 2011 10:38 am

    PaulyO

    Star not start


  4. February 11, 2011 10:38 am

    PaulyO

    Star not start


  5. February 11, 2011 10:38 am

    Jeffersonresearch

    start wars starred George Bush