I dunno. As a 17 year old looking back at the 80's stuff, I'd say that the movie stuff is no more ridiculous than the old stuff. I'd say they had the right idea for the movie... try to make the military stuff crazy and futuristic looking to appeal to kids. If it worked in the 80's, why not now? I'll admit that the first year Joe stuff was kinda neat (what they started remaking in 2007) but a lot is downright weird. Vipers, Iron Grenadiers, and Jet Packs probably would have seemed as stupid to an adult in the 80's as the G.I. Joe Super Suits and Mole pods seem to you guys now. I'd say don't get too worked up over this film unless it kills the Joe line. It could be a good thing like the Clone Wars series for Star Wars.