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  • 4 Stars - Good Movie, But Not The Best

    5 26.32%
  • 3 Stars - It Was Ok

    4 21.05%
  • 2 Stars - Could Be Better

    0 0%
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    GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    The movie is about to come out and I am definitely looking forward to it. So I thought I'd create this thread so we can start talking about it. And I even included a poll.

    But don't vote till you see it. :P






    And, if you feel the need to talk about any scene from the movie, please use spoiler boxes so as to not ruin it for others who haven't seen it.

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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    I'm excited about this movie. I'm surprized my husband isn't. He's the one who grew up playing with GI Joe's....but, he's less than thrilled by the trailers.




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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    It's still too early to tell as there are very few reviews, but rottentomatoes so far scores it at 86%. I wasn't that interested before, but now it's got my attention.

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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    Fine, I won't vote but I did make my sentiments known months ago in the "worst movie ever" thread.

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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    While I had low expectations for the movie going in, I have to say I was amazed at how bad it was. It just seemed like mailed in performances from everyone in the movie. The CGI was not good at all, it's hard to believe, but to me, robots from space were more believable visually than what was seen in this movie.

    The two movies that I most relate this to are Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. It wasn't even on the level of Transformers 2 in my mind and that's pretty bad.

    Again, it wasn't trying to be great cinema and I get that, but I wasn't impressed knowing it wasn't supposed to be anything more than a fun popcorn flick.

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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    Quote Originally Posted by 3IAlienKid View Post
    It's still too early to tell as there are very few reviews, but rottentomatoes so far scores it at 86%. I wasn't that interested before, but now it's got my attention.
    Those early reviews were pretty much bribes, for now it's plummeted to 39%.

    I believe one review sums it up perfectly. "GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra plays out like someone bought the remake rights to Team America: World Police without realizing it was a joke."

    In my opinion, save your money and see Julie and Julia..or wait till next week and see District 9.
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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    Quote Originally Posted by brand42 View Post
    Fine, I won't vote but I did make my sentiments known months ago in the "worst movie ever" thread.
    And boy you were double right. Transformers 2 was horrible (but entertaining). G.I.Joe was far worse. If you actually come out liking G.I.Joe, you're far too forgiving. It feels like it was written and directed by people who don't know a lick about Joe OR filmmaking.

    Snake-Eyes has a sculpted mouth. Storm Shadow lost all sense of honor he had in the original stories. And their backstory? absolutely horrible. All those flashbacks randomly inserted in. I think the movie should have started with those maybe. Maybe.


    And oh, I dunno... maybe the prologue to a movie should have a better lead-in to the title of the movie. The entire film is laughable and embarrassing. Horrible acting all around including Dennis Quaid.

    Even the score by Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) was just awful. I thought I was listening to a generic score from some other bad action movie.


    Or maybe it's that this isn't the movie anyone really wanted to see. Everything was backstory. And the backstory had backstory. Give me the meat and potatoes already.

    g.i.joe is an elite fighting force with hundreds, even thousands in their camp. So why is it that new recruits Duke, Ripcord are the ones doing everything? Snake-eyes is as good as they are and he doesn't even need an accelerator suit!

    And G.I.Joe shouldn't even be about accelerator suits!!!! That's not what Joe is about.

    Snake-Eyes has a mouth.


    It really is disturbing when I don't even have a beef about Cobra Commander in comparison to everything else. At least Dr. Mindbender had a shirt on.


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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    And boy you were double right. Transformers 2 was horrible (but entertaining). G.I.Joe was far worse. If you actually come out liking G.I.Joe, you're far too forgiving. It feels like it was written and directed by people who don't know a lick about Joe OR filmmaking.

    Snake-Eyes has a sculpted mouth. Storm Shadow lost all sense of honor he had in the original stories. And their backstory? absolutely horrible. All those flashbacks randomly inserted in. I think the movie should have started with those maybe. Maybe.


    And oh, I dunno... maybe the prologue to a movie should have a better lead-in to the title of the movie. The entire film is laughable and embarrassing. Horrible acting all around including Dennis Quaid.

    Even the score by Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) was just awful. I thought I was listening to a generic score from some other bad action movie.


    Or maybe it's that this isn't the movie anyone really wanted to see. Everything was backstory. And the backstory had backstory. Give me the meat and potatoes already.

    g.i.joe is an elite fighting force with hundreds, even thousands in their camp. So why is it that new recruits Duke, Ripcord are the ones doing everything? Snake-eyes is as good as they are and he doesn't even need an accelerator suit!

    And G.I.Joe shouldn't even be about accelerator suits!!!! That's not what Joe is about.

    Snake-Eyes has a mouth.


    It really is disturbing when I don't even have a beef about Cobra Commander in comparison to everything else. At least Dr. Mindbender had a shirt on.
    Wow Cohete. I haven't seen the movie yet, and I take your opinions with a lot of respect on here. Makes me wonder if I should even waste my money to see it. I took a look at the votes, and not one single person voted 5 yet.

    When I looked at the casting several weeks ago, I thought some of it was a little backwards. They have Vosloo, from the first 2 Mummy movies, playing Zartan. And Eccleston, the villian from Gone In 60 Seconds, playing Destro. I think that should be the other way around. In the cartoon and the comics, Destro had no hair, was completely bald (like Vosloo) and Zartan had something like an Australian accent if I remember correctly. I know it was an accent for sure, just not sure what, I haven't seen an episode in years. Maybe Boomerang might bring it back, if they haven't done so already.

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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    I guess I'm going to go see District 9 instead.

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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    Wow Cohete. I haven't seen the movie yet, and I take your opinions with a lot of respect on here. Makes me wonder if I should even waste my money to see it. I took a look at the votes, and not one single person voted 5 yet.

    When I looked at the casting several weeks ago, I thought some of it was a little backwards. They have Vosloo, from the first 2 Mummy movies, playing Zartan. And Eccleston, the villian from Gone In 60 Seconds, playing Destro. I think that should be the other way around. In the cartoon and the comics, Destro had no hair, was completely bald (like Vosloo) and Zartan had something like an Australian accent if I remember correctly. I know it was an accent for sure, just not sure what, I haven't seen an episode in years. Maybe Boomerang might bring it back, if they haven't done so already.


    In the movie's defense, you needn't worry about Destro as you remember him. Remember, this movie is the RISE OF COBRA so it's not even a fully formed terrorist group as of yet and yet, they have armies and armies of super soldiers (neo-vipers) and costumes and crazy vehicles. so it makes sense that we're only following a few key members of the enemy.

    In all honesty, the movie is probably a 1 1/2 or 2 star movie. But I went with your poll according to what YOUR stars mean. 1 star shouldn't be "didn't like it", it should be far worse.

    Acting for me goes a LOOOOONG way. You can have a ridiculous story but if I buy the acting, I buy the story. G.I.Joe was a dumb, unconvincing story with ridiculous acting and ridiculous action scenes... with atrocious special effects.

    I wasn't a humongous fan of the acting in the animated RESOLUTE, but they do a far better job with the concept and characters of G.I.Joe than the movie does.


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    The movie was okay. The movie did have some moments. Yeah, the movie wasy silly entertainment fun. Both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat were far worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    In the movie's defense, you needn't worry about Destro as you remember him. Remember, this movie is the RISE OF COBRA so it's not even a fully formed terrorist group as of yet and yet, they have armies and armies of super soldiers (neo-vipers) and costumes and crazy vehicles. so it makes sense that we're only following a few key members of the enemy.

    In all honesty, the movie is probably a 1 1/2 or 2 star movie. But I went with your poll according to what YOUR stars mean. 1 star shouldn't be "didn't like it", it should be far worse.

    Acting for me goes a LOOOOONG way. You can have a ridiculous story but if I buy the acting, I buy the story. G.I.Joe was a dumb, unconvincing story with ridiculous acting and ridiculous action scenes... with atrocious special effects.

    I wasn't a humongous fan of the acting in the animated RESOLUTE, but they do a far better job with the concept and characters of G.I.Joe than the movie does.
    I may still go see it, just to see if it's a decent action movie for an action junkie like myself, perhaps along the same level of Transformers 2. Yes, a movie that had a lot of faults, but it had decent action scenes. GI Joe may not match it, but it might be still interesting to watch. At least there won't be a pair of robot testicles in this one.

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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    Just saw this on Yahoo!

    'G.I. Joe' should be court-martialed (Reuters) - Yahoo! Movies



    "G.I. Joe" should be court-martialed (Reuters)


    Fri Aug 07, 2009, 4:08 pm EDT

    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The latest action franchise seemingly designed to further spread the incidence of ADD among youth the world over, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" plays like a sequel to a film that was never made.

    Opening Friday without being screened in advance for critics -- probably a wise move because most of them have a mental age of over 10 -- the Paramount release film should achieve its main goal of provoking sales of the venerable Hasbro toys upon which it's based.

    Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans play Duke and Ripcord, two young soldiers recruited by the international G.I. Joe military force to help save the world. Their nemesis is the evil organization Cobra (presumably an offshoot of SPECTRE), and a sinister Scottish arms dealer (Christopher Eccleston, letting his thick brogue do the work for him) who has created a deadly weapon that has the ability to disintegrate everything it touches.

    Led by a John Wayne-channeling Dennis Quaid as the suitably macho-named Gen. Hawk, the G.I. Joes include a representative cross sample of wisecracking heroic types, including weapons specialist Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, far less intimidating here than in "Oz"); the sexy Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), who disdains emotion but doesn't mind displaying plenty of cleavage; the requisite ninja warrior, Snake Eyes (Ray Park); and technology expert Breaker (Said Taghmaoui).

    On the villainous side are Duke's former flame, Ana (Sienna Miller), whose move to the dark side is signified by the dying of her formerly golden blond tresses to black, and her brother, Rex (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, sacrificing years of hard-won indie credibility with a single paycheck), whose similar waywardness is conveyed by his disfigured face and raspy voice.

    Not that the characters matter, because the screenwriters and director Stephen Sommers ("The Mummy") are determined to mainly deliver one high-octane, heavily CGI-laden action set piece after another, to ultimately deadening effect. The best of these is a breathlessly staged sequence in which Duke and Ripcord, wearing special suits that enable them to move at fast motion, attempt without much success to prevent most of the city of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, from being destroyed.

    "The French are pretty upset," a White House aide then informs the president (Jonathan Pryce) in an example of the screenplay's laughable dialogue.

    Sommers has employed "Mummy's" villain, Arnold Vosloo, to play a similarly menacing if less-memorable character here and also has recruited Brendan Fraser for a less-than-stirring cameo appearance.

    After 118 minutes of nonstop mayhem, the film ends on a surprisingly muted note, though pains have been taken to make sure that the hoped-for sequel has been carefully set up.

    (Editing by DGoodman at Reuters)

    I guess they knew their movie sucked, so they didn't let it be pre-screened by critics.


    Wait a second, Brendan Fraser? Ok now I got to see it, just to see what he has to do with it. May be a stupid cameo, but it's still got my interest peaked. And I had no idea that Sommers had some work in this. He's lost his touch, might explain why the movie is lacking something I still haven't been able to put my finger on.


    Oh yeah, that's it. Credibility.

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    Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - Discussion Thread - Possible Spoilers

    I thought it was okay. In fact, I was entertained by it. Now mind you, GI Joe toys were after my time, so I know nothing about who all these characters are supposed to be. So I brought no preconceived notions into the theatre with me other than it was probably gonna suck. And to be honest, as soon as I heard Alan Silvestri's 80's-kitch style soundtrack, I felt I was watching a big budget, live action 1980's-era animated movie. It's no Amadeus, so I just went along with it and it was fine.

    However, my two friends who grew up playing with GI Joe action figures thought the film sucked. So there you go.

    I never saw Transformers: ROTF, but two other friends in our group did and hated that movie. I asked them which was better, and they thought it was very close but they agreed GI Joe was "a hair" better.

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