If you want to give your tired old media property a badass reboot, Warren Ellis is clearly the man to call. He helped elevate Ultimate Fantastic Four, and now he’s done it again with G.I. Joe: Resolute, the new animated movie that’s been airing in installments on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. It’s a solid junior techno-thriller.
The final installment airs tonight at midnight. You can also watch the entire show online (or on YouTube, for those outside the USA). It’s not perfect–you’ll see stormtrooper marksmanship and heroic sacrifice tropes, among others–but I love the science fiction procedural in Parts 3 and 4 (I now have a tiny crush on the new Dial Tone), and the ninja fight in Part 8 is brutal.
I really don’t expect this summer’s live-action movie to be anywhere near as cool as this.