As you know some rumor news broke onto the internet regarding Stephen Sommers being fired from the G.I. Joe movie. This is a rumor that I believe there is some truth to, even though everyone is denying it. I know the test screenings have not gone as well as Paramount says they are.
That being said, Joseph Gordon-Levitt who plays Cobra Commander in the movie was recently asked about the director and what he thought of the whole thing. What he said about Sommers makes a whole lot of sense, but it doesn't help the fact that the movie isn't what the G.I. Joe fans want to see.
‘G.I. Joe’ is like playing with toys. It’s very simple and its really fun and that’s all. Stephen Sommers is like a big kid. We’d get to set every day and it was like playing with toys except the toys are bigger. No one was more excited about the big toys than he was. He talks real fast and real loud and gets really excited. Who else should direct ‘G.I. Joe’ but a big kid who loves big toys?
He makes a great point doesn't he! But at the same time there are a lot of directors out there that are big kids, and most of them are better directors than Sommers. Had he stuck with the original Real American Hero brand that we all grew up with and are fans of, I am sure we would all be more excited about this movie.
Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Baroness are going to be the best part of this movie and the main reason I am going to see it.