Yeah, Adult Swim is going to show it this Saturday at midnight, so I'll catch it there. Don't know if it'll be the whole thing or if they're just going to show it piece by piece, though; they never mentioned that.
I've seen the first four episodes. I had no idea this was written by Ellis. Well done, Mr Ellis! While I disliked the unceremonious deaths Bazooka and Bludd, the mood of the piece, GI Joe as a dark espionage thriller, really holds it together and makes it work. I'm impressed so far. Doubly so since Ellis seems to have hidden his trademark Ellis-isms.
Scarlett and Duke just killed three guys really quite ruthlessly indeed. I immediately noticed the difference in tone. It wasn't kiddy anymore. Fine.
Then, three Cobra people shoot at them in an OPEN CORRIDOR with automatic weapons and miss them. Bull****.
And then Zartan shows up and gives them plenty of time to avoid his gunishment. Bull****.
This is why it's not always a good idea to 'mature' children properties. You can look ridiculous. How did Gung Ho and Roadblock not hit either Destro or Baroness? Or vice-versa?
And I didn't enjoy the Snakeeyes-Stormshadow thing. I liked not knowing. I know too much about them. They're uninteresting. And I can't stand the "villain's motivation" speech Ellis always has to give his villains.
AND... Zartan's death was ****.
AND! Destro's accent was crap.
That said, the "Him! Not you! You're a big jerk" was a good line. I liked Tunnel Rat a great deal. The plot and the pacing was good, as was the animation, and the tone of the entire thing.
I'm assuming that the G in GI JOE stands for... GLOBAL FREQUENCY. This makes me very happy.
Also, I can't look at Beachhead without thinking of Ask a Ninja.