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Does anyone remember Megaforce? If you don’t, be thankful, but I think we’re about to experience it again.
In June 1982 there was a movie released that was so bad it set a whole new benchmark for suckatude. That lucky film was Megaforce. Considering I was a month short of turning 11-years-old, I wanted to see it. I remember my father took me, and after it was over he turned to me and asked me what I thought of it. At the ripe old age of 10-years-old and 11-months I said, “Well… the vehicles were cool.”
Yep, I was already critical of movies.
On later viewings I realized just how bad it was, and when I say it was bad, I mean it was trauma inducing bad. I think my eyes actually bled at one point.
Unfortunately, this latest G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra trailer makes me think of the same thing. The unfortunate part is that this time it is based on a beloved property that was loved by many kids in the 1980’s. Instead of a popcorn action flick, we’re getting something with slapstick comedy, impossibly stupid “accelerator suits” and sub-par line delivery. So help me, the trailer for this makes Transformers look high class, and that’s saying a lot for me.