What Is The Most Effective Way To Watch The G.i. Joe Movies How And Where To Watch

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G.I. Joe is constantly evolving to stay relevant. Due to everything from action figures and playsets to comic books and a beloved animated TV series, the brand has a firmly established place in popular culture. With a fourth film in the franchise soon to be released, G.I. Joe has so far successfully released three films in the franchise. So, if you like action-packed military science fiction films that are full of thrills and adventures, the G.I. Joe movies would be a great option.

There Have Been How Many G.i. Joe Films?

There are three G.I. Joe movies with one in the works, and they are The Rise of Cobra, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and G.I Joe: Snake Eyes – a spin-off focused on the character Snake Eyes. There is also an upcoming movie; however, the release date for the fourth film, G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant, has not yet been revealed.

Additionally, the franchise has revealed that there will be films that cross over with the hugely popular Transformers franchise. This is not shocking considering that G.I. Joe co-ruled toy aisles with My Little Pony and Masters of the Universe. Throughout the decade, the popular line of action figures with a military theme enjoyed great success and is still in high demand today.

G.I. Joe, however, hasn’t just delighted kids and toy fans; the well-known brand has also provided movie fans with countless hours of entertainment with a series of live-action and animated adventures.

The Best Order To Watch The G.i. Joe Movies

The Mini-series Movie

Let’s start with the very first G.I. Joe movie, which originally aired on television as a five-part story within the G.I. Joe animated series. The story – called Rise, Serpentor, rise! – was initially broadcast as five episodes, collectively telling the origin of the Serpentor, Joe’s new foe.

Although this story started out on television, it was later made into a TV movie and released on VHS.

If you decide to watch this movie, look for:

  • Serpentor, rise up, declares G.I. Joe. (1986)

The Original Animated Movie

OK, moving on now to a fan-favourite film in the shape of G.I. Joe: The Movie – a feature-length spin-off of the ‘80s Joe cartoon. Don Johnson and Burgess Meredith provided the voices for the Joes in this movie, which featured the Joes engaged in combat with Cobra, a mortal enemy.

The film was originally created for a theatrical release, but due to the box office failure of Transformers: The Movie (1986) (another toy/cartoon spin-off) it was decided that the Joe movie should be released straight to video.

If you want to watch this movie, just keep an eye out for:

  • G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)*

*In the UK, G.I. Joe: The Movie was originally released under the title: Action Force: The Movie. It was later re-titled to G.I. Joe when the film was released on DVD.

The Dvd Animated Movies

In 2003, during a revival period for G.I. Joe toys, Reel FX Creative Studio and Paramount Pictures released a direct-to-DVD Joe movie to coincide with a new collection of figures. The film – G.I. Joe: Spy Troops – was a computer generated feature, running around 45 minutes in length.

The success of the toy/film cross promotion led Reel FX and Paramount to collaborate once more to create a sequel, this time tied to a new line of figures. This film – G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom – had a longer running time, clocking in at 77 minutes.

In late 2004, Reel FX released another direct-to-DVD movie, this time called G.I. Joe: Ninja Battles. The movie was much shorter than the two previous films, running around 22 minutes, and included scenes from Spy Troops and Valor vs. Venom.

The movies in this series should be watched in the following order if you decide to do so:

  • G.I. Joe: Spy Troops (2003)
  • G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (2004)
  • G.I. Joe: Ninja Battles (2004)

The Tv Series That Became A Movie… Sort Of

In 2009, Hasbro Studios produced a G.I. Joe television series comprising 11 parts. The first through tenth parts were broadcast as five-minute episodes, and the final episode was broadcast as a ten-minute segment.

How does this relate to movies, then?

The series, which originally aired in 11 parts, was edited into a movie and broadcast on Teletoon in Canada. If you want to see it in its entirety, look for:

  • G.I. Joe: Resolute (2009)
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The Live-action Movies

When the Joe‘s suited up for their next adventure it was in live-action – and on the big screen! Stephen Sommers was the director of this movie, which was called: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

The remaining cast members were Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Dennis Quaid, and Ray Park, who played Duke, Ripcord, Hawk, and Snake Eyes, respectively. The film was a commercial success even though it received mixed reviews, and a sequel was released in 2013: G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Retaliation continued the story that began in The Rise of Cobra, but the focus this time around was on introducing new cast members including Joseph “Joe” Colton is portrayed by Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson, respectively. It was a monetary triumph once more.

Following are the two movies in this sequence:

  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

Live-action Snake Eyes Movie

In 2021, a fresh live-action film with a Snake Eyes theme will be released. The film – Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins – includes a new cast, tells the early adventures of the Joe‘s most iconic character, and is a reboot of the live-action series.

  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021)
  • G.I. Joe production order

Last but not least, if you simply want to watch every G.I. You should watch the Joe movies that have been made in chronological order:

  • G.I. Joe: Arise Serpentor, Arise! (1986)
  • G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
  • G.I. Joe: Spy Troops (2003)
  • G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (2004)
  • G.I. Joe: Ninja Battles (2004)
  • G.I. Joe: Resolute (2009)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021)

If you watch the movies in this order, you’ll get to see various portrayals of the characters as well as a blend of live-action and animation.

How Soon After This G.i. Joe Movie?

The possibility of a sequel movie has been abandoned due to the financial failure of Snake Eyes. This is, however, Hollywood. Studios adore a good reboot, so it wouldn’t be surprising to hear about one in the near future from a major studio or a streaming service.

Check out our guide on how to watch the Thor, Bourne, Resident Evil, and Captain America movies chronologically.

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