Jon Chu Goes from Bieber to G.I. Joe 2

The transformation is nearly complete: director Jon Chu is becoming the Asian Brett Ratner.

Fresh off his stint with Justin Bieber’s groundbreaking (and in 3D!) documentary, Never Say Never, Chu was tapped last week to hop into the cockpit of the not-so-anticipated sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Taking over pop-movie franchises shouldn’t be new to Chu considering he took over the totally awesome Step Up movies — one of them was in 3D too! Does that mean this new “G.I. Joe” masterpiece will get a third dimension? I sure hope so!

This takes me back to my Ratner comparison. Ratner got his start in music videos and that’s the route that Chu seems to be on — and there’s no complaints on my end. I’m just glad that we got some represent-ASIAN behind popcorn-worthy cinema (please forgive the bad pun — I felt obligated to do some wordplay). Let’s just hope that Chu doesn’t do the same thing that Ratner did with the X-Men franchise.

Then again, the first G.I. Joe wasn’t that hot to begin with.

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Dino-Ray Ramos is a movie hobbit, social media swaggerist, pop culture junkie, smart-mouthed Asian American warrior, and a well-rounded inhaler of all things entertainment. After uprooting from Texas, he migrated to San Francisco where he shares his irreverent take on high and low brow aspects of culture. In addition to feeding he writes for, Hyphen Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. You can also boost his self-esteem by following his musings on Twitter
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