You have to admire Hasbro’s determination to try to transform the GI Joe into a sustained, successful and profitable franchise, despite the fact that the first two attempts were received more than a little lukewarm from both a critical and business perspective.
Stephen Sommers’ The rise of the cobra remains a guilty pleasure for a lot of people simply because of its inherently cheesy and ridiculous nature, though it probably wasn’t the filmmaker or the studio’s intention to remake Team America in live-action without a hint of irony or self-awareness. It wasn’t a flop, but it didn’t generate much profit either, having topped roughly $ 300 million at the box office on a budget of $ 175 million.
Fortunately, the sequel was smart enough to recruit Viagra Franchise Dwayne johnson to lead the cast, and it was no surprise when Reprisals continued to earn more money than its predecessor and also armed itself with lower production costs. The Jon M. Chu actor is also exploding in popularity on Netflix, increasing the most viewed list by more than 20 places, which may have something to do with it being The Rock’s birthday yesterday and that subscribers wanted to honor it by delving into its back catalog.
A direct continuation of Reprisals has not materialized in the past eight years, but GI Joe is still hooked in there. Prequel fallout Snake-eyes is finally arriving in theaters this summer after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, while an episodic TV series is in the works from Paramount Television Studios and Amazon, so if there is any danger of the property being authorized to disappear for the moment, the future definitely depends on these two projects.