Friday, August 7, 2009

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra Review

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is exactly like a live-action version of this cartoon. It’s noisy, fast-paced and stuffed with semi-cheesy special effects. However the screenplay is another story. You’ve got to be kidding me! The dialogue is significantly cringe-worthy with some of the most stiff-like acting I’ve seen since Twilight. When the actors delivered their lines, it was almost as if I was watching a junior high play. I just think with a budget as HUGE as this movie got there really shouldn't be any excuse for bad writing, directing not to mention semi-weak CGI.

The film is very similar in tone and character to the Fantastic Four movies, only with a bit more military violence. Most, but not all, of the kills are relatively bloodless, and it’s loaded with mayhem, shoot-em-up action throughout.

The story follows two Army soldiers named Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) who are ordered to protect a package of mass-destructive warheads that can be used to consume entire cities. A mysterious terrorist organization coincidentally sends Duke’s ex-girlfriend Ana/Baroness (Sienna Miller) to steal the weapon, but they are interrupted by an elite group of soldiers known as G.I. Joe. Soon, Duke and Ripcord are recruited into G.I. Joe to fight the terrorists and save the world from these weapons.

I will say I was extremely surprised to read this movie received better reviews th
an Transformers 2. It actually blows my mind really. I’m not saying T2 is the best movie ever, but worse than G.I Joe?! I strongly disagree… big time! I wouldn’t recommend spending full price to see this movie and would hesitate to say it’s worth a matinee, but it’s definitely worth renting. Having said that, the film does have its fun moments, it moves along at a cracking pace and has some of the best one-liners ever. My friends and I were laughing quite a bit.

In the end I’ll have forgotten most of G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra by Labor Day, but to be honest I was never bored – it’s complete nonsense but absolutely fun nonsense to say the least. If you put yourself in the mind-set of a ten year old boy watching this on a Saturday morning with a big bowl of your favorite cereal you’ll have a good time.


Let's hear your reviews... what did you think?


julhick said...

I think the French are pretty upset...

Kristen said...

Juljick -

HAHA So great! What about "Bitch get out of the elevator!!!! I like your shoes."

Go shawty! said...
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Go shawty! said...

That movie was G A R B A G E!
It reminded me of Jaws 4.
So bad.
The cheese was so think I felt like all it needed was some dry macaroni noodles.

Some of the lines were funny like the one Kristen quoated however all an all I feel the movie did not meet even my poor expectations.

Jory Tindall said...

I wasn't expecting this to be very good. Therefore, I didn't see it. That is that.

Surf Goddess said...

ha ha love your review, especially the last paragraph. pretty sure i'll skip this one.

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