Fans of the '80s cartoon series were aghast when they read the cast list for the 2009 film adaptation of their beloved franchise, G.I. Joe
. Full of teen heartthrobs and tabloid darlings, and with an oddly demure young lad playing the badass Cobra Commander (that kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun
?), the usually relishable dream-casting stage of the project fizzled out pretty fast. But even with a weird mix of actors and the use of silly costumes, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
definitely pays homage to the animated series – so much so, that if your inner 11-year-old isn’t ready to come out and play, you can probably just stop reading now and cross this ...