GI Joe: Stephen Sommers Explains the Accelerator Suit Chase


Paramount Pictures has released yet another featurette from behind the scenes of their upcoming film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra that shows director Stephen Sommers in Paris, talking about one of the pivotal action sequences of his film. Coincidentally, this pivotal action sequence also happens to be one of the things that has caused the most amount of outcry online: the accelerator suit chase sequence. In this chase, Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) get dressed in these automated suits that allow them to run faster, jump higher and even withstand being hit by a car or three. It looks silly — but then again, this entire movie looks silly. And it’s not like Stephen Sommers and crew are trying to hide this fact, as they’ve proudly made a movie that targets the inner 12-year old of all the 13-year old boys in America. Also, they’ve made a movie that I’m interested in seeing.

You can check out the entire featurette via the player below. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is in theaters August 7, 2009.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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