There are films that ask you to accept the premise before going in. There are movies that ask you to accept certain plot elements though they don't make sense. There are movies that ask you to shut off your brain and just go with the idiocy. And then there is GI Joe. Nothing makes sense in this film. Not a single solitary thing. It isn't suspension of belief that this movie asks of you, but the utter ejection of your brain into a little jar which you might hopefully get back at the … more
No lies when I am a big GI Joe fan and while I found 2009's Rise of Cobra entertaining, I found so much flawed, tinkered with and changed for big screen appeal or other reasons that it left a sour taste in my mouth. Sure we got masked mooks being blown up by our heroes, the ninjas and more but any Joe fan knew something better was out there. This film was put off for many months for a 3D conversion and I want my extra 3 bucks back since it made the action wobbly and harder to follow … more
I’m one of the rare few who actually had an awful lot of fun with G.I. JOE – THE RISE OF COBRA. I thought – like most truly good summer fare – it was a motion picture that set out with modest ambitions knowing full well what it was going to be: little more than a popcorn flick, with enough action and goofy goodness thrown in to keep minds busy while wasting a few brain cells on mindless adventure. It kinda/sorta evoked in me that same gee-willikers sense of fun … more
Against my friends’ warnings, I needed to see a movie that would allow me to space out since my allergies were bothering me. So I said “what the hey, I’ll rent G.I. JOE: Retaliation”….well, it was a tad better than the first movie, but really it left me with such an empty experience that I’d rather not write a full review on it. It does have several good moments of action, I also liked the subplot about Snake Eyes, Jinx and Storm Shadow, … more
The Joe team is taken out by Cobra's forces and left for dead with the survivors attempting to stop a nuclear arms summit that could destroy the world. Nice action and closer leanings to the source material are a plus but characterization is still flawed and some moments are truly dumbfounding.