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The New Cobra Commander?

Oh I get it... it's a G.I. Joke! Cobra La-la-la? Nay. Cobra Ha-ha-ha? Indeed.
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I'm sure you've all heard about the "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" movie that's due out later this year. Well, feast your eyes on the above photo because that is apparently the new face of Cobra Commander. Somebody sent me a link to an eBay auction where it was selling for way too much and I couldn't believe this was the new face of Cobra. When I first heard about them doing a G.I. Joe movie, I obviously had my doubts, but then images of some of my favorite characters started popping up online and I was surprised that they looked pretty good. Take Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow for example.... both of them actually looked fairly similar to the original characters I was obsessed with as a kid. Even Destro has a metal head in the upcoming film, and while I doubt his lips will magically move like they did in the cartoon, he at least looks decent. So what the hell happened with Cobra Commander? Why did they feel the need to fuck with his classic depictions when the creators of the new movie seemed so intent on keeping all the other characters so close to the originals?

Look, there are only two truly iconic ways to show Cobra Commander: 1) Wearing his hood. 2) Wearing his mirror-faced battle helmet. But that's not what we're getting apparently. Instead, we're getting a guy who looks like a veteran frequenter of your average s&m club. WHYYYYYYY!?

Honestly, I would've even preferred the 1987 version of Cobra Commander over this new guy...

Let's go to space! To infinity and beyond!

Seriously. I'd take him and his wacky metal spacesuit from looneyland over the new gimp-like Cobra Commander hooked up to a breathing apparatus (?) in a heartbeat. Hell, I'd even take that mail-away "Fridge" character over this new guy in the movie. And you know what? I bet the old Cobra Commander would agree with me too...

You tell 'em Commander!


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Purple Man on 04/03/2009 3:01 am

I feel your pain RoG. It seems like the Great Humungous has a lot to answer for - BDSM Cobra Commander rules the wasteland! And what's with that frigging cannon he's packaged with? Talk about overcompensating.

Can't get too upset tho; I'm too distracted by the very appealing shots I've seen of Scarlet and the Baroness. Nerdgasm ahoy.

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Doctor_Who on 04/03/2009 4:19 am

WTF?! He looks like shit!

I tell you, I was thrilled when I saw pictures of Ray Park as Snakeyes. And the 9th Doctor as Destro? Awesome!

But pretty much every piece of news I've gotten since then has made me want to lead a torch bearing mob to Hasbro's headquarters.

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saturnknight on 04/03/2009 5:50 am

he looks like a Skeletor reject from He-Man.... Cobra Commander should never look like that monstrous heep of dog shit....

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Krackor on 04/03/2009 7:53 am

Wow. That looks horrible, but at least I found a reason for this atrocity. Not a good reason, but..well....yeah:

'USA Today reported Cobra Commander is a multiple role. Levitt wore a mask – which was redesigned from the comics because the crew found it too reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan – and prosthetic makeup underneath.' -taken from the Wikipedia article about Cobra Commander.

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Silver on 04/03/2009 8:45 am

This guy looks like a bastard who suffered an accident horrible enough to disfigure him and make him wear a bad imitation of the hockey mask of Jason Vorhees.

It's time for sabotage.

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darkvare on 04/03/2009 9:51 am

i must admit i thought it was destro at first

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Lothalis on 04/03/2009 10:20 am

In reaction to Krackor's research:

I would ask then why the heck didn't they use the mirror mask???? is that too reminiscent of the mirror people from planet Reflecto?

This is just another way for Hollywood to "improve" on something that need not improving.

and Mattel/Hasbro will take the improvement without question. And for those who want proof, Flaming racing stripes...


Airik (Guest) on 04/03/2009 11:23 am

to be honest, I think the character looks kind of cool - but it doesn't work as Cobra Commander at all, and it looks a bit like a blatant ripoff of Kroenen from Hellboy


agentmorris (Guest) on 04/03/2009 1:10 pm

Krackor: What I want to know is why a terrorist organization leader looking too KKK is a bad thing? KKK=Evil. Terrorist Leader=Evil.

WTF Hollywood!!???! Just plain lame.

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wastedsage on 04/03/2009 1:18 pm

Hollywood is a rat bastard, take what they're doing to Dragon Ball fan boys. They're franchise killers, that's what they are.

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-RoG- on 04/03/2009 1:24 pm

Yeah I heard about that lame "he looks like he's from the KKK" excuse before. I'm pretty sure the kids who grew up with the hooded commander in the 80s didn't associate him with the KKK, what with him being BLUE and not dressed in full sheets. I guess Hollywood doesn't feel the youth of today can separate the two. Brilliant.

And either way, that certainly doesn't explain why they couldn't go with the good ol' mirror helmet look.

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Dimnos on 04/03/2009 1:35 pm

I am praying to god that this is a fake and that is nothing like what he will look like in the movie.

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MeowMixMaster on 04/03/2009 1:36 pm

SCREW YOU HOLLYWOOD! You have officially shitted all over my childhood memories first with transformers and now with Gi Joe. Nevermind the fact that you casted some sissy named Joseph Gordon Levit (didnt he play Eric's gay lover in that 70's show?) but you totally repackaged cobra commander looking like some glorified gimp from your local s and m bar. BLASPHEMOUS! You hollywood need to stop tampering with things that just work and come up with something original. This image, this image of cobra commander your half baked minds cooked up is a hard slap in the face to all the Gi Joe fans who have grown up admiring and worshiping their beloved series. I declare this the biggest act of Gi Joe Blasphemy since Duke's coma. Screw you hollywood! I hope this does terrible at the box office. You have no right to repackage an iconic villian the caliber of a cobra commander into one of your twisted warped sick fetishes. This cat has officially spoken.


Matt Willard (Guest) on 04/03/2009 2:02 pm

I'm getting such a huge Psycho Mantis vibe from this guy. "So, Snake Eyes, you like to play Castlevania!"

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VaporTrailx1 on 04/03/2009 2:06 pm

"I guess they just don't make terrorists like they used to..."

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-RoG- on 04/03/2009 2:18 pm

On a related note, I have a question: why is there a character named "Cover Girl" in the upcoming movie? Easy, Breezy, Beautiful G.I. Joe?

I don't think so.

(er, my bad, she did really exist... I just blocked out the memory of her apparently. I blame the far superior red ninja lady, Jinx. Well, that and the fact that Cover Girl figure wasn't sold individually. You had to buy her with the Wolverine Missile Tank.)


Jackalope (Guest) on 04/03/2009 2:24 pm

^Because there was a Cover Girl in the original GI Joe?

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MeowMixMaster on 04/03/2009 2:36 pm

Beleive it or not Rog there was a lady in the series named Cover Girl. She was a formal model turned tank jockey. You didn't see much of her on the show but she was a nice alternative to Lady Jay and Scarlete. She appears in the episode the synthoid conspirosy I know that much.

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Doctor_Who on 04/03/2009 2:56 pm

Yeah, Cover Girl was a real character. She's even featured in you I-Mockery File Cards Part 6 article.

Frankly I don't know why they are bothering. Scarlet is awesome, Lady Jaye is pretty cool, but Covergirl never had a well defined personality or a lot of appearances.

Why on earth would they decide to put her of all people in the movie? Are they sponsored by Revlon or something?

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-RoG- on 04/03/2009 3:00 pm

Damn, you guys are absolutely right. I completely forgot about her name... I gotta watch me some old Joe cartoons to refresh my memory. The only ladies I really remember well are Scarlett, Lady Jay, The Baroness and Jinx (my personal favorite, even though she came much later in the series... I mean, how can you go wrong with a red female ninja?)

While we're on the topic of G.I. Joe, I also have to say that I always dreamed of owning a Trubble Bubble one day. It's really disappointing that nobody ever figured out a way to build one. I'd take a Trubble Bubble over a flying car any day of the week.

Anybody else love these things as much as me? I even love the way it's spelled. TRUBBLE BUBBLE. TRUBBLE BUBBLE. TRUBBLE BUBBLE. I'd kill to see the Hamburglar go for a ride in this thing. "Robble Robble Trubble Bubble Robble Robble."


Dinger (Guest) on 04/03/2009 3:01 pm

well, while i dont entirely understand the whole plastic breathing/hockey mask look i do understand that some things do need to change when going from comic to movie. part of me wants to just be happy that they have been as faithful as they have. after all, do you really think anyone would take this movie seriously if the badguy honestly looked like this?

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Dimnos on 04/03/2009 3:10 pm

No but they could have made him look like this...

or even...

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Dimnos on 04/03/2009 3:12 pm

Hell it would even have been better if they did him like Dr. Claw and all you ever got to see was the back of his chair and maybe an arm waving about.

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MeowMixMaster on 04/03/2009 3:31 pm

Anybody else love these things as much as me? I even love the way it's spelled. TRUBBLE BUBBLE. TRUBBLE BUBBLE. TRUBBLE BUBBLE. I'd kill to see the Hamburglar go for a ride in this thing. "Robble Robble Trubble Bubble Robble Robble."

Funny you should mention that. I actually allways wanted to be able to fly up to taco bell in my trouble bubble, order my meal and if they screw it up, (which my taco bell in my hometown is notorious for doing) fly backwards instead of driving all the way around again and demand that they get my friggin order right or answer to the wrath of cobra la. After I get my meal I'd fly away screaming cobra!!!!

On another note, wouldn't it be great if they made file cards on all the mc donald's cast of goofy charactures. Hamburgler his specialty being international burger theif and extornisist. :)

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robo_rob on 04/03/2009 3:57 pm

damn, he looks a lot like bullshit. Kinda like a hybrid of 87 Cobra Commander and one of those cheap chrome halloween masks they sell at Wal*mart.

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Mental Pooperscooper on 04/03/2009 4:11 pm

Hey, here's a thought holywood. Maybe it was reminiscent of the KKK on purpose! Cobra is supposed to be an evil terrorist group, and they have a few refernces to past evil organizations in their unifoms, accents, etc. Ever look at the Cobra standard uniforms closely? They're pretty similar to the old Nazi attire, its a fear thing.

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Lothalis on 04/03/2009 4:19 pm

I was thinking a cheap rip off of Skelitor from Masters of the Universe...

Just paint it white, you see it!

A reason also why they could have gone with Cover Girl IS because she is used less often therefore if the completely change everything about her only the "loyalist fan-group" will notice the change with the others many others may notice.

The other reason was probably just stated here:

"Beleive it or not Rog there was a lady in the series named Cover Girl. She was a formal model turned tank jockey."

Lets just say it's easier to find a model in hollywood and say "oh she is now a tank jockey" than it is to find better suited strong woman to play another strong role like Lady Jaye, 'cause you know boobs sell.

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Dimnos on 04/03/2009 4:33 pm

They decided to add Cover Girl to the movie just so they could throw in yet another hot chick. Tits that simple.


Number6Faye (Guest) on 04/03/2009 4:34 pm

That "breather/hockey-mask" looks absolutely dreadful - like Michael Bay designed it, slapped it on Stephen Sommers desk and said "It looks totally like the original, Mr. Sommers! Really! I guarantee that the fans will LOVE it, just like they did when I made Transformers!"

Nothing can top Cobra's badass hood, but it will always remind me of one of the many outfits that the Lightning Bug wore in J-Men Forever...

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Fear N Loathing on 04/03/2009 4:49 pm

God... "Go get the Gimp!" That truly is horrendous... My own question is will this particular craptacular shitfestivus of a 'movie' have anyone getting killed or is it going to be like the 80's where every time a Cobra plane or tank got blown up, the crew magically bailed out... I mean I'll forgive the Skeletor Wannabe IF there is bloodshed o' plenty.

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-RoG- on 04/03/2009 5:08 pm

I dunno, hopefully this time they'll at least kill Duke in the same way I did (in my mind) many years ago. I'm sure many of you remember the excitement of seeing him die in the original G.I. Joe movie, only to find out later on that he was just in a coma.

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DrewP on 04/03/2009 5:53 pm

Well...Maybe he has this on under another mask and this was released just to confuse people? Or if not then fuck em they want to ruin stuff then they will feel the heat. Of 1001 fan-boys crying out in unison!!


Shane Skekel (Guest) on 04/03/2009 6:03 pm

It looks like that they tried to mix the hood and the facemask together. It still feels out of place for that character, though.

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MeowMixMaster on 04/03/2009 6:17 pm

I dunno, hopefully this time they'll at least kill Duke in the same way I did (in my mind) many years ago. I'm sure many of you remember the excitement of seeing him die in the original G.I. Joe movie, only to find out later on that he was just in a coma.

Like I ranted earlier on RoG, this image of cobra commander is the biggest blasphemy in the Gi Joe legacy since Duke's coma.

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Nick on 04/03/2009 6:34 pm

I dislike this.


Bethany (Guest) on 04/03/2009 8:27 pm

Why did they turn him into a Power Rangers villian?


Maldongle (Guest) on 04/03/2009 9:21 pm

I, too, am angry that things are not exactly the way they used to be. They should just take an episode of the old television show and put it in theaters.


Fuck Hollywood (Guest) on 04/03/2009 11:11 pm

What the hell. Stupid Hollywood. They ruin everything even Son of Mask!

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Joe Musashi on 04/04/2009 12:11 am

Haha, wow, that's terrible.

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peh_ on 04/04/2009 12:55 am

Ummmmm... Was anyone expecting this movie to be good? Is anyone surprised? What other proof do we need that nothing based on our childhood memories will live up to "fan-boy" expectations... Why even harbor a hope that things will be good? Did anyone when they first heard of this movie not think that it will be crap?!?!? I loved G.I.Joe as a kid and will always just go back to the cartoons or (mainly) the comic if I decide I want to indulge in my childhood. The things that made them great memories to begin with.


mike (Guest) on 04/04/2009 1:00 am

i think that if it wasn't supposed to be cobra commander, and just some random chracter that the design is pretty fucking awesome... just not cobra commander.

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Alcibiades on 04/04/2009 1:11 am

To be completely fair, they were going to butcher the iconic voice of the character I'm sure, so he was going to be stupid already.

But then again, I'm not sure that the movie was ever going to want to associate too strongly with the original Cobra Commander. I have a vague feeling they'll want to create an actually threatening villain rather than someone who believes that miniaturizing his own troops so that they can be snuck into the Joe's Christmas presents is the best way to infiltrate their compound.

Cobra Commander may be awesome, but when your catchphrase is basically 'Cobra! RETREAT!' You have to admit he's not terribly... threatening.

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captain516 on 04/04/2009 2:25 am

It doesn't look that bad- the mask is just overly elaborate, that's all.

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paulunga on 04/04/2009 3:57 am

Way more whining in here than I expected. Personally, I think he looks pretty menacing. He'd make for a good villain in a comic book. Of course I would have preferred the reflective visor look but this is still one of the better reimaginings of a classic character.

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-RoG- on 04/04/2009 7:19 am

paulunga, the point I was making is that they didn't reimagine any of the other characters really. Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, Destro, The Baroness... they all look pretty much the same (which is a good thing). So why did they feel the need to redo Cobra Commander completely? It'd be one thing if they changed how all the characters looked completely, but just this one guy doesn't make all that much sense. Besides, there are some extremely talented costume designers in Hollywood, and I definitely would've loved to see how the classic Cobra Commander would've looked on the big screen (hood or helmet version) regardless of how bad the acting/storyline in the movie may or may not be. If he looked as good as Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow, I'm sure that'd be one hell of a costume.

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LadyMage on 04/04/2009 7:43 am

maybe he will look like that under the mirror mask (until there is offical movie photos of him which I don't think there are, I will keep that hope up)


CorpseMeat (Guest) on 04/04/2009 8:13 am

I actually really like the design but it's not really Cobra Commander, y'know?

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MeowMixMaster on 04/04/2009 9:13 am

Besides, there are some extremely talented costume designers in Hollywood, and I definitely would've loved to see how the classic Cobra Commander would've looked on the big screen (hood or helmet version) regardless of how bad the acting/storyline in the movie may or may not be. If he looked as good as Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow, I'm sure that'd be one hell of a costume.

Hollywood has all this money they can shovel towards special effects and costumes. They could make actual replicas if they wanted yet this wretched excuse of cobra commander is the best they can come up with? Bullshit! Sorry RoG but hollywood is full of lies dude.


Dude where’s my 9/11 (Guest) on 04/04/2009 11:35 am

Meh who cares G.I. Joes suck. When's the live action version of My Little Pony coming out?

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Angryhydralisk on 04/04/2009 11:40 am

He literally looks like a cross of Lord Zedd and Lord Humongous with a hint of Uber-Jason. It's pitiful.


Steve (Guest) on 04/04/2009 12:37 pm

Maybe that's what's UNDER the hood... revealed by some plot device near the end of the movie. Just trying to be hopeful.

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Jaimas on 04/04/2009 1:35 pm

You know, it would have been fine if they had settled for a modernization of the classic mirror-helm. People wouldn't have objected. Rather than the smooth-faced one, which I acknowledge is kind of plain, they could have done one with a cobra relief or even of a faint relief of a snake face. Some slight modernizations on the costume, and it would have been fine whilst still being faithful.

Instead, we get Soul Calibur Voldo's and Mortal Kombat Kabal's bastard child. Brilliant, Hollywood. And you wonder why people call your movies shit.

Well, that, and the new Dragonball movie, anyway, which I'm amazed didn't leave me permanently brain-damaged from the clips I saw.


Sinister (Guest) on 04/04/2009 10:07 pm

I think we all know why they have shied away from the "hooded" look- and it's not the KKK they are afraid of. Can you think of anyone who publishes footage of terrorist acts on the internet while wearing hoods? Just as they changed the villains in "The Sum of All Fears," Hollywood is comprised of a cowardly, self-serving lot. They do what it takes to protect their profits. The real pity of it is that the comic book series I grew up with during the 80's was for the most part, unafraid of giving treatment to the villains of the day- The Communists, the Russians, Iranians, etc. They were seen as human, yes, but for all that, still dangerous.


Dastu (Guest) on 04/04/2009 10:35 pm

I know what it is. Its those googly eyes. Its simple, if you're gonna remove Darth Vader's helmet, and cut out the eyes of his mask, don't find some bug-eyed doofus to play him.

Seriously. He doesn't look menacing. He looks like a frightened Fallout 3 character.

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captain516 on 04/04/2009 10:51 pm

I just noticed the action figure comes with a cobra accesory. awesome.


HoteJimpson (Guest) on 04/04/2009 11:35 pm

i have to disagree about not changing the other characters. sure snake eyes, storm shadow, baroness, and destro are somewhat faithful. but look at the joes. two words: power suits. that is crapping on my childhood more than that cobra commander is. i mean look up the space corps cobra commander for a crappy version, or the one with the neon orange faceplate. the one thing that made gi joe awesome was the fact that it was an ensemble of these colorful characters that brought something unique to the table. but in this movie they all look alike from all the photos i've seen. and as far as the toy goes, i'm not going to be too harsh, because i wasn't expecting much to begin with. the mask needs to not be clear, and there should be some black paint on the chest piece, and i think the figure would look alright. what most people tend to forget is while something can look incredibly dynamic and bad ass in printed or toy form, bringing that to life is an entirely different story.

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PoGo on 04/05/2009 2:10 am

The Cobra Commander picture at the end is glorious.

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RationalDementia on 04/05/2009 3:09 pm

Shittiness of the figure aside,(and that is ALOT of shit to push aside, I know)has anyone else noticed that the weapons he's packed with look worse than they did back in the early '80s? Has the technology for creating small, plastic replicas of firearms been devestated by the economical crisies? Have all of the good extruded plastic weapons artists been laid off and replaced by Forest-Gump-intellect level workers? Plus, WTF is up with packing him with a Cobra? "Sssince I named my terrorissst organizzzation 'COBRA', I keep getting them asss giftsss. I call thisss one Sssheldon."

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HowardC on 04/05/2009 7:44 pm

Hollywood costume desginers are all morons. I want to post this here for the record ROG and when an interview comes out where they ask about said changes just compare because I know how these people think.

"Well cobra commander on the tv show had a metal mask that helped him brethe (un-true, that's darth vader, but he'll say that) so we wanted to keep that, but the actor (who is undoubtedly a talentless hack) wasn't able to fully express his emotions with his face covered (again untrue, see star wars you frikkin moron!) so we designed it so that you could see more of his face."

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Shironu-Akaineko on 04/05/2009 9:56 pm

Okay, so Mirror Face looks silly IRL.
Pull an X-Men, make the colors DARKER.

As for Hood Face looking like a KKK member...

This is a KKK suit.

This is Hooded Cobra Commander.

Any Questions?

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DrewP on 04/05/2009 11:27 pm

^^ Wow. didn't know Destro stole all of the Twinkies from Hostess last week...

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captain516 on 04/05/2009 11:35 pm

Why does CC's hood look so damn artificial and plastic?


Adder (Guest) on 04/06/2009 12:39 am

I gave up on Hollywood movies based on my favorite franchises ever being any good a LONG time ago. This way, GI Joe and KoF won't be insanely disappointing for me. .. Hey, Ray Park is in both of 'em. That much is awesome, anyway.

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Shironu-Akaineko on 04/06/2009 7:54 am

@ captain516

I think the cosplayer made it outta rubber or something.

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DavidFullam on 04/06/2009 12:12 pm

Anyone seen the low budget Terminator cash-in "The Vindicator?" The title character (who is more like Robocop actually) removes his helmet and we see his face at one point. Looks a great deal like our new enemy commander.

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HowardC on 04/06/2009 10:01 pm

Regarding the whole KKK deal, looks aside worrying about putting a KKK member in a movie is equally silly.

Remember O' Brother Were Art Thou?

Remember that hard-warming scene where they rescue the base player from a Klan RALLY! In a COMEDY!

The KKK is so dead an gone that it's been the butt of jokes for years. Nothing contraversial about it anymore because the ruins of the organization no longer has any power.

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BurntToShreds on 04/06/2009 11:40 pm

What, you actually thought that they would stay completely original to the series? I can't wait to see YOU all the whining about Rise of the Fallen. "BAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW IT'S NOT GEEWUN RUINED FOREVER OMG"

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Jaimas on 04/07/2009 12:54 pm

"What, you actually thought that they would stay completely original to the series? I can't wait to see YOU all the whining about Rise of the Fallen. "BAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW IT'S NOT GEEWUN RUINED FOREVER OMG"

This would be valid - if the first movie didn't suck shit.


M (Guest) on 04/07/2009 1:03 pm

Man I've been reading this site for years and I picked a woozy to finally comment on..

I call BS on him looking "too KKK". I think it'd strike more terror to make him look more realistic then what that looks like there. Somehow, though, I think the mirror mask would have ended up looking terrible on screen and would have been majorly redesigned too, but I think they'd also make some sort of assumption that children are going to associate cobra with the third reich.. which again, why the hell not?.. evil is EVIL...

Honestly I sorta like the whole Dr. Claw "we don't see you so your scarier" approach.. Hell its up for grabs since it isn't even Claw's shtick any more after they outted him in those Matthew Broderick/French Stewart numbers..

But now at least we get to see what it looks like when Dr. Satan from House of a Thousand Corpses and Darth Vader mate.. I guess that's what we get when ol'CC is played by a third rock from the sun alum.. I guess we should be expecting John Lithgow to play the twins in the sequel?

And on the Cover Girl front.. Real Joe or not she was a B-lister and I'm going to probably go broke betting that shes just going to be an action figure this time around. Hasbro did it with about a million transformers when Bay's first diddy came out and now they're using some of those names for actual robots in the next movie (making at least one technically change sides) I can see Hasbro throwing a bunch of no name Joe's at us just to try to sell more figures... And I'd love to be the first to comment that her figure looks like a dude in a bad wig.. just saying..


ColdFusion (Guest) on 04/07/2009 5:54 pm

Now I'm not sayin i disagree with you here..
but you shoot your argument in the foot when your primary basis is IT'S NOT LIKE IT WAS ORIGINALLY!

Gotta be objective, man.


beckzilla (Guest) on 04/07/2009 10:12 pm

What I am gonna guess....Actorassholism.
The twerpy little shit from "Third Rock From the Sun" (Joesph Gordan Leavitt) wants his face to be seen.
It's a crappy move, if you keep character continuity, keep it for all of them?


Price (Guest) on 04/08/2009 9:28 am

I found my old cobra commander toy the other day. Made me sad. Now I have to see THIS. Horrifying.


Jeremy (Guest) on 04/08/2009 11:34 pm

It would be REALLY hard to act in that Cobra Commander original mask(unless your name is Hugo Weaving or some other fantastic actor who wouldn't be caught dead in a movie based on a cheesy 80s toy commercial series), although this mask isn't that much better. Luckily, most of the other characters look pretty accurate.

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Beardy Goodness on 04/09/2009 3:14 pm

I fully expected hollywood to fuck up royally, but that much? Holy crap.

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RadioNinja on 04/10/2009 3:41 pm

I think the comic book version Dimnos posted is scary as all hell. THAT looks like a guy who could lead C.O.B.R.A., kill your dog and rape your whole family. (or was that the other way around?) Anyway, f*ckin scarier than that hellraiser/Jason X thing...


bahhumbug (Guest) on 04/10/2009 6:00 pm

this is just as bad as the "new" look of optimus prime for the abomination that is the transformers movie

he looks more like the david fincer version of freddy krueger

lets see what part of our childhood they violate next.what little there is left untouched after new star wars movies.. a new indiana jones.. speed racer.. transformers and now this

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Inuyashe on 04/13/2009 4:58 pm

Poor old Commander... that new... thing, reminds of Cyber Jason in Jason X...


Reformed_Geek (Guest) on 04/15/2009 5:51 am

I hear they dropped the hood idea because it was to much like the KKK. However, the mirror visor was the iconic version for me.

I think the Vipers are going to have a similar look as well...

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Durrsomething on 04/18/2009 2:12 pm

Eh, it could be worse, they could have made him a giant cloud or some average schmuck wearing a Cobra t-shirt

But Hollywood really does suck, in fact, I'm going to play a Wesley Willis-esque "tribute song"

Hollywood ruined the Green Goblin in the first Spider-Man film
They made him a Power Ranger
They also made his son an extreme sports athlete in the third film

Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks

Hollywood made Galactus in Fantastic Four 2 a giant cloud
They made Mephisto and Blackheart into dorky Goth kids in Ghost Rider
They also completly ruined Dragon Ball

Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks

Hollywood is run by a bunch of no-good jerks.
They have no business ruining classic franchises
They need to stop making shitty movies
Someone should burn down their sign for revenge

Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks
Hollywood Sucks

Rock Over London
Rock Over Chicago
Mcdonalds: We love to see you smile

Seriously Hollywood can go take it's "realism" and shove it up their ass

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Fredbalsdon on 04/20/2009 9:35 am

Man that sucks i hate the new cobra.


LDawg (Guest) on 04/20/2009 2:36 pm

Wow that Cobra Commander looks like some hot garbage. A clear mask? How retarded can hollywood big wigs be?


Corky (Guest) on 04/20/2009 5:53 pm

They obviously didn't go with the mirror mask because it would be the #1 and #2 bad guys both with metal heads. This would confuse some people.

However, the hood looks nothing like the KKK to me, and it could have looked bad ass if they did it right.

If was half as good as Scarecrow's mask from Batman Begins it would have been fine.


Corky (Guest) on 04/20/2009 5:59 pm

Then again, maybe they're onto something. Here he is giving a Nazi salute.


He wassss a man « I’ll come up with something in a minute. (Guest) on 04/22/2009 12:13 pm

[...] He wassss a man I’ve got to go with what seems to be the popular opinion about the new Cobra Commander for the new G.I. Joe movie, which is “That looks terrible.” [...]

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