G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra(2009)
From the director of The Mummy is this actioner adapted from the line of Hasbro toys (originally created in the 60s). The film is an origin story, charting the rise of the evil Cobra Organisation and the formation of team G.I. Joe – which includes Dennis Quaid as General Hawk, Channing Tatum as Duke, Marlon Wayans as Ripcord and Sienna Miller as The Baroness.
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For the most part, G.I. Joe is jam-packed with exciting and coherent action sequences. Director Stephen Sommers keeps a short leash on his effects team, while the script allows room for genuine characterisation and the cast seem perfectly suited to their parts. Put simply, this film begins as a blockbuster that exceeds expectations.... More
When the third act arrives though, the film falls apart under its own weight. Take our advice: leave the theatre when you see the CGI-created polar bear. Its appearance marks the turning point where a once-fun movie becomes a noisy monotonous mess of submarines and explosions. Set in the murky depths of the Arctic from then onwards, it becomes awfully hard to understand who's firing at whom. The actors, no doubt surrounded by green screens while they filmed this skirmish, make no effort to hide their apparent boredom. Easily distracted kids mightn't notice the tonal shift, but you can bet their parents will.
The Rise of Cobra is a patchy way to start a franchise, but there's enough potential here to inspire some really fun sequels.Hide
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That was a well-done movie. Not perfect, and a bit cheesy, plenty to be worked on for the sequel, but it was a lot better than I expected. It also blew Transformers Revenge of The Fallen away, even though I'm a fan of Transformers and not G.I. Joe. I do wish the doctor and Cobra Commander were two separate characters, though.
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