I’m a huge fan of the James Bond films. As such, seeing Cobra using a space-based super weapon to threaten the world is nothing new– but it evokes images of the classic film You Only Live Twice. In that film, SPECTRE is using their own space capsule to capture those of the Russians and the Americans in an attempt to start World War 3. The trailers for G.I. Joe Retaliation also conjure up images of both Goldeneye and Die Another Day in which satellite weapons were the primary threat used by the protagonists. For a super secret global terrorist organization such as Cobra, this makes perfect sense. It’s a weapon that can’t be defended against easily and it can strike anywhere. Even just a few years ago, Cobra was using a sub-orbital cluster of strato-lites to maintain their communications network in G.I. Joe Resolute. So, the precedent is there and the action as revealed by the trailers thus far looks to be pretty intense.
Plus, who doesn’t love seeing a Cobra logo on the side of a satellite. That just screams out “this is going to get good!”
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