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Aragorn August 5 2009 07:32 AM

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Grading & Discussion
 
From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/8906/gijoed.jpg

Seventh White Boomer August 5 2009 09:04 AM

Re: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Grading & Discussion
 
Looking forward to seeing it tomorrow. It looks like a fun action movie.

Broccoli August 5 2009 02:23 PM

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Up to 91% at RT.

NX74205 August 5 2009 02:52 PM

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I can't believe those RT ratings. Is it possible that this movie might be..... dare I say it ...... good? :wtf:

Captain Craig August 5 2009 03:15 PM

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I have sneak passes for tomorrow night. I'll report back then.
I'm cautiously optimistic for just a good summer action movie, no more, no less.
I'm not steeped in Joe lore enough to care about somethings a die hard likely will.

Agent Richard07 August 5 2009 03:20 PM

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Quote:

NX74205 wrote: (Post 3265990)
I can't believe those RT ratings. Is it possible that this movie might be..... dare I say it ...... good? :wtf:

The reviews I've seen aren't actually saying it's a good movie per se, they're saying it's good escapist fun.

I have to admit, I'm surprised to see this movie getting so much praise while Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen got trashed mercilessly. I wonder what this movie captured that the latest Transformers movie didn't.

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Captain Craig wrote: (Post 3266068)
I'm cautiously optimistic for just a good summer action movie, no more, no less.
I'm not steeped in Joe lore enough to care about somethings a die hard likely will.

I've heard a lot of that too. Knowlege of G.I. Joe looks to be minimal and expectations don't seem as high. I wonder if that's part of it.

Agent Richard07 August 5 2009 03:27 PM

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By the way, here's an article that compares the movie characters to their action figure counterparts...

Toying With the JOEs: How Do the Characters Match Up?

John Clark August 5 2009 04:55 PM

Re: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Grading & Discussion
 
I probably won't be able to catch it for a couple of weeks, but I'll be taking a look:)

billcosby August 5 2009 05:00 PM

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Agent Richard07 wrote: (Post 3266086)
Quote:

NX74205 wrote: (Post 3265990)
I can't believe those RT ratings. Is it possible that this movie might be..... dare I say it ...... good? :wtf:

The reviews I've seen aren't actually saying it's a good movie per se, they're saying it's good escapist fun.

I have to admit, I'm surprised to see this movie getting so much praise while Transformers got trashed mercilessly. I wonder what this movie captured that Transformers didn't.

Well, didn't Transformers (2007) get hailed as escapist fun? That movie got great reviews.

I read something very interesting about this movie, and I wouldn't consider this a spolier, but one reviewer said watching GIJoe was something like remenicient of the way we used to play with GIJoes when we were younger. ???

Agent Richard07 August 5 2009 05:04 PM

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^ Sorry, I was referring to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I corrected my post.

Reverend August 5 2009 05:18 PM

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NX74205 wrote: (Post 3265990)
I can't believe those RT ratings. Is it possible that this movie might be..... dare I say it ...... good? :wtf:


RT often fluctuates quite wildly for the first few weeks as the ratings begin to come in, especially with fanboy-bait blockbusters. So I wouldn't rely on that a a measure of quality quite yet.

davejames August 5 2009 05:30 PM

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I was never a fan of the cartoon (I was more into the robot and fantasy stuff back then), but I have to say the reviews so far have me kind of wanting to SEE this.

captcalhoun August 5 2009 05:34 PM

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seeing it tomorrow at 12:40 BST.

Plomeek Broth August 5 2009 06:50 PM

Re: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Grading & Discussion
 
I think I'll go see it solely for my sentimental value of the mid 80s cartoon. I have no high expectations. I can't stand what they have done with the look of Cobra Commander. His action figure looked so cool and evil.

Agent Richard07 August 5 2009 07:15 PM

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Black Lodge wrote: (Post 3266785)
I can't stand what they have done with the look of Cobra Commander. His action figure looked so cool and evil.

I liked the hood. Apparently they didn't go with it because it was too reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan's attire.

http://www.cyberspace5.net/agentrich...commander2.jpg


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