Twitter user Twitziller continues his “40 Reasons to Be Excited About G.I. Joe Retaliation” series with today’s image: On the run!
Story-telling is all about building tension– putting the heroes in a place/situation that they absolutely HAVE to escape from. It’s about getting the listener/viewer on the edge of their seats and making it all but impossible for them to miss “what happens next.” A classic technique to build that kind of tension is to completely turn the tables on the heroes, remove them from their support network, and make them the underdogs. IF everything that we’ve seen in the G.I. Joe Retaliation trailers is correct then this is EXACTLY what will be happening in the film. The Joes are turned into fugitives and put on the run with Cobra rising to a place of both respectability and power. The villain is in a position of strength and the heroes are left at a profound disadvantage. Oh yeah, that’s the meat and potatoes of a good action story right there!
Check out Twitziller’s previous entries in the series below. I for one cannot wait until I can post “0 days until G.I. Joe Retaliation”!
32 days to go!