Watch: Why G.I. Joe The Movie is insane and bizarre

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Jun 30, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT

And knowing is half the battle. 

Although knowing too much about G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987) might lead to genuine madness. It's a bizarre Lovecraftian horror show that introduced the world to the terrors and just plain gonzo weirdness of Cobra-La, turned Cobra Commander into an actual snake and had Duke getting impaled through the chest with a serpent.

Oh, and Zarana almost got naked. 

Thirty years later, G.I. Joe: The Movie remains a prime example of bold and arguably misguided storytelling. And there's oh so much to love about it. Watch below.