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Old August 5 2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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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.

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Old August 5 2009, 09:04 AM   #2
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Looking forward to seeing it tomorrow. It looks like a fun action movie.
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Old August 5 2009, 02:23 PM   #3
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Up to 91% at RT.
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Old August 5 2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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I can't believe those RT ratings. Is it possible that this movie might be..... dare I say it ...... good?
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Old August 5 2009, 03:15 PM   #5
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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.
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Old August 5 2009, 03:20 PM   #6
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I can't believe those RT ratings. Is it possible that this movie might be..... dare I say it ...... good?
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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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.

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Old August 5 2009, 03:27 PM   #7
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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?
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Old August 5 2009, 04:55 PM   #8
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I probably won't be able to catch it for a couple of weeks, but I'll be taking a look
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Old August 5 2009, 05:00 PM   #9
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Agent Richard07 wrote: View Post
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I can't believe those RT ratings. Is it possible that this movie might be..... dare I say it ...... good?
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. ???
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Old August 5 2009, 05:04 PM   #10
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^ Sorry, I was referring to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I corrected my post.
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Old August 5 2009, 05:18 PM   #11
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I can't believe those RT ratings. Is it possible that this movie might be..... dare I say it ...... good?

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.
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Old August 5 2009, 05:30 PM   #12
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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.
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Old August 5 2009, 05:34 PM   #13
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seeing it tomorrow at 12:40 BST.
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Old August 5 2009, 06:50 PM   #14
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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.
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Old August 5 2009, 07:15 PM   #15
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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.

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