Cultural Gutter: I was Once a Man

On the Cultural Gutter, I’m writing about GI Joe: The Movie.

After a pretty great opening battle full of jet packs that affords the Joes an opportunity to pose majestically on the top of the Statue of Liberty, the action proper picks up with Cobra Commander and a guy named Serpentor screaming at each other. As was established in the comic book, Serpentor was engineered from the DNA of history’s greatest conquerors to be the ultimate warrior. Cobra Commander should have known better than to trust the work of a genetic researcher who walks around shirtless and wearing a billowing purple cape.

Full article: I Was One a Man