Movies Chat: On the 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Release Date Controversy

Movies Chat: On the 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Release Date Controversy

May 24, 2012

Movies Chat is our new work-in-progress chat show hosted by Movies.com Managing Editor Erik Davis. Each month we'll release multiple episodes that feature 15-20 minute conversations with some of the web's most notable movie experts


With news arriving late yesterday that G.I. Joe: Retaliation was moving back nine months to March 29th, 2013 (instead of June 29th, 2012), the online movieverse was buzzing ... and not in a good way. But what does this controversial release date switch really mean for the G.I. Joe sequel? Does it mean the film is that bad, as some have suggested, or is it really all about the 3D upgrade? And should Paramount be commended, instead of villainized, for making this gutsy decision?

On today's episode, I call up my friend and colleague Sean O'Connell (@sean_oconnell), of Movies.com, Fandango, Screencrush and CinemaBlend, to discuss all these things and more. Does this shift mark the end of a franchise, or the beginning of a more entertaining one?

You can listen using the player below, and feel free to email me any questions, comments or concerns to movieschat AT gmail DOT com.

 

 

 

 

This Episode's Supplemental Materials

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Moves to March 2013 to Make Room for 3D Upgrade

The Rock Confirms New Scenes Being "Designed" for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

Previously on Movies Chat

Guest Matt Patches on Moonrise Kingdom and Ranking the Wes Anderson Movies

Guest Scott Weinberg on Kevin Smith's New Show 'Spoilers' and Why He Keeps Hating on Movie Critics

Guests Eric D. Snider and Jeff Bayer, on Using Kickstarter to Fund Their Trip to the Cannes Film Festival

Guest Scott Weinberg, on Our Favorite Summer of Movies Ever

Guest Anne Thompson, on What Kind of Movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Could (and Should) Be

 

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