Warren Does Joe

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.

~CKL

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  1. Wasn’t aware of this at all – thanks so much for tuning me in. My only complaint/request with the Cartoon Network episodes is that they increase them in length. 5 mins per episode is incredibly frustrating, even in spite of my ADD. Still, the episodes were light years better than the original. I hope they get greenlit for additional eps let alone a full-length series (i.e., 22 mins, w/ commercials).

    -N

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