Not since bastardization of Godzilla has Hollywood so thoroughly pissed off fans! No longer is G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO, they’re a European-based military unit known as Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.). Paramount Pictures is updating (selling out) G.I. JOE for the new live action movie because of fears that A REAL AMERICAN HERO will be a tough sell.
You may be surprised to know that the un-Americanization of G.I. Joe is nothing new. The cartoon has long been distributed internationally under the title ACTION FORCE and edit to remove American references. And I can completely understand the the need to market G.I. JOE differently to foreign audiences. Where I have a problem is marketing that very same anti-American message to American audiences. Let other countries edit our movies if they want but don’t do it for them! We’ve already got a whole slew of homemade anti-American war movies like In the Valley of Elah and Rendition. What’s next some WWII remakes where the America written out. I just hope ACTION FORCE will still stand for truth, justice, and all that stuff.