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Another day, another fan film. Nerdy bastard Mark Cheng (don’t let his last name fool you, he’s a real American hero) has taken our beloved 1980’s G.I. Joe and made a short, live-action trailer out of it for a proposed 15 minute fan film. The trailer for G.I. Joe Special Missions: Operations Red Retrieval is actually pretty well made and pretty darn cool. Of course, I suppose anything looks like gold compared to G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. It may be a bit violent and missing the classic “knowing is half the battle” PSA, but it does a fair job of capturing the essence of G.I. Joe. It totally put a smile on my nerd face to see a live-action Snake Eyes and Zartan in cartoon accurate costumes. Plus the blood was wicked pissah too (I’m from Boston, can’t you tell?)

Operation Red Retrieval : GI Joe Special Missions : Gates of Hell teaser from markcheng on Vimeo.

If you liked this, you might want to check out the ’80s tribute teaser as well — it’s a lot of the same footage, but a different, albeit familiar, soundtrack.

source: toplessrobot

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