For the casual cinemagoer with a nostalgic affection for action figures, it’s looking to be a great year for movies, with Stephen Sommer’s G.I. Joe: The rise of Cobra hoping to ride on Transformers 2’s wave of hype. Sure, people love to see things blow up, but it’ll be interesting to see how the film fares in Britain (released August 6th) as the characters are practically unknown over here.
Being the geekiest kid in school I naturally read the 80s Marvel series, and remember Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, Destro and company with a fondness even greater than my love for transforming robots. Still, I’m gonna wait for the reviews on this one before getting all carried away. I managed to resist Transformers 2 last week, and watched Coraline instead – and I don’t regret a thing. But whether my cultured tastes will be able to stand firm against super ninjas and Christopher Eccleston in a steel mask is another matter entirely.
Anyway, to promote the film, Team Rubber have released this fun little game to test your knowledge on both the upcoming movie and some of the world’s most covert military hardware: