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Old August 7 2009, 01:29 PM   #61
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http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gi_joe/

GODDAMN that's a pretty steep fall!
and did you read some of the blurbs? The Prequel Trilogy didn't get savaged THAT bad!
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Old August 7 2009, 01:44 PM   #62
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GODDAMN that's a pretty steep fall!
and did you read some of the blurbs? The Prequel Trilogy didn't get savaged THAT bad!
Transformers 2 didn't get savaged this bad. And that was a piece of shit that was way, way worse then GI Joe. The critics are dead wrong.
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Old August 7 2009, 02:11 PM   #63
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Re: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Grading & Discussion

^^^^
Example #236 of why I don't ever, ever give a damn what a professional critic thinks. Even if its one that in the past has seemed to line up with my opinion at times. I make up my own mind.

G.I.Joe really is a really good end of summer action movie. Before you go back to school or wrap up that vacation and head back to the office Joe gives you one last Hurrah! to end your summer on.
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Old August 7 2009, 03:30 PM   #64
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-BRENDAN FRAISER AS MUTHAFUCKIN' FLINT!!
sorry, he's not Flint, he's Sgt. Stone.
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Old August 7 2009, 04:07 PM   #65
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I thought this move was pretty much what I expected it to be. OVER THE TOP in almost every facet. It was ok. I went in with SUPER LOW expectations, so I didn't walk out feeling cheated. Did this movie remind anybody else of STREET FIGHTER: THE MOVIE? With Jean-Claude Van Damme. But you know, on a way bigger scale and budget? All in all it was like watching a live action rendition of the cartoon. So I guess mission accomplished?
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Old August 7 2009, 05:37 PM   #66
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I really, really hope the producers and director realize how much the fans HATE the new look of Cobra Commander and go back to this original or hooded look for future films. Whoever came up with this idea should have been fired.
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Old August 7 2009, 07:56 PM   #67
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It's a big, dumb summer action flick. You have an equal chance of liking it or not. I'll be curious to see how many people who throttled TF2 give Joe's mindless, juvenile, ridiculous story a pass.

Personally, I was entertained by it, but not as much as I was for TF2.
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Old August 7 2009, 08:30 PM   #68
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It doesn't look like it captures the spirit of the G.I. Joe I remember, and the Baroness looks to have been terribly miscast. It's still G.I. Joe though and I'll go see it.
That's what I said almost two weeks ago. Now here's my assessment...

I agree with those who said that the trailer and promo shots didn't do the movie justice. It turned out better than I thought. Did it capture the spirit of the G.I. Joe I remember afterall? I can't give a simple 'yes' or 'no' answer to that. What I will say is that this movie did an impressive job of re-imagining G.I. Joe as a 2009 live-action motion picture and I can't think of anything right now that was really bad or too over the top. The world of high-tech weaponry and megalomaniacal villains was set up pretty nicely, followed some good internal logic, and played out equally well. The ending however was about what you'd expect from movies like this. A lot of noise and destruction with not much else. Some characters underwent some changes but beyond that, it wasn't anything special. Overall, I'd say this movie was 'above average'.

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Of all the information released about this God-awful movie, the Baroness is the only thing they've done right.
Sienna Miller's Baroness was undoubtedly easy on the eyes and her character worked well for the story they set up, but still, I found myself wishing they had given us the cold eastern european villainess I remember. I would have preferred that to the sassy all-american girl we got. I'm also not sure how I feel about her having been under the influence of nanobots instead of having gone bad on her own. Her being good now is an interesting twist for G.I. Joe though. There's no real Baroness anymore. I wonder where they plan to go with that.

More points...

- Good intro. Not what you'd expect from a G.I. Joe movie.

- Christopher Eccleston was fantastic as James McCullen. I was also impressed with how they made him Destro. I was wondering how they'd bring a metal mask into the live-action format and make it work, and they did it to my satisfaction.

- Joseph Gordon-Levitt rubs me the wrong way in his interviews. He comes off as a little sanctimonious. He did however play a great Doctor-tuned-Cobra Commander. As The Doctor, he reminded me of Keanu Reeves. Maybe I should call him Keanu Reeves: Cobra Commander. By the way, I do wish they had gone with the hood instead of that mask thing he ended up with.

- The movie was fun and easy to follow, but I have to ask... How and why exactly did a young, skinny soldier become an evil megalomaniac bent on world conquest? I must have missed something.

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Old August 7 2009, 08:36 PM   #69
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In the film, did they make Cobra Commander and the Baroness biological brother and sister? That's how it is in the comic adaptation.

It has also been established that Duke and the Baroness had a romantic past.
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Old August 7 2009, 08:39 PM   #70
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In the film, did they make Cobra Commander and the Baroness biological brother and sister?
Yes.
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Old August 7 2009, 08:45 PM   #71
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Did this movie remind anybody else of STREET FIGHTER: THE MOVIE? With Jean-Claude Van Damme. But you know, on a way bigger scale and budget?
Now that you mention it, yes, a bit.

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It's a big, dumb summer action flick. You have an equal chance of liking it or not. I'll be curious to see how many people who throttled TF2 give Joe's mindless, juvenile, ridiculous story a pass.

Personally, I was entertained by it, but not as much as I was for TF2.
I don't think that Revenge of the Fallen was the train-wreck people are making it out to be either. Like I said earlier, I think high expectations played a part in why so many people trashed TF2 while low expectations helped G.I. Joe.
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Old August 7 2009, 08:48 PM   #72
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-BRENDAN FRAISER AS MUTHAFUCKIN' FLINT!!
sorry, he's not Flint, he's Sgt. Stone.
Seriously? He looked just like Flint. He even had a beret. A BERET!

- The movie was fun and easy to follow, but I have to ask... How and why exactly did a young, skinny soldier become an evil megalomaniac bent on world conquest? I must have missed something.
They showed that. He was a techy geek who went over to the dark side because he was so enthralled with what Mindbender and Destro were doing.

Sienna Miller's Baroness was undoubtedly easy on the eyes and her character worked well for the story they set up, but still, I found myself wishing they had given us the cold eastern european villainess I remember. I would have preferred that to the sassy all-american girl we got. I'm also not sure how I feel about her having been under the influence of nanobots instead of having gone bad on her own. Her being good now is an interesting twist for G.I. Joe though. There's no real Baroness anymore. I wonder where they plan to go with that.
She'll be back. I guarantee it. The mind-control will either win out or she'll struggle with it like Bruce Banner or something like that.

I found their take on her interesting. She's kind of become quite the sex symbol nowadays. A hot, geeky, dominatrix speaks quite well to certain male demographics. Which is probably why they made her into the bad girl who's really a good girl underneath and just needs a hug to make her see the light. Which is quite the opposite of her cartoon counter part. Who was shrill, annoying, mustache-twirling and quite frankly not that sexy.
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Old August 7 2009, 08:59 PM   #73
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um, dude, a beret doesn't make him Flint. Falcon, Dial-Tone and (some times) Stalker all wore berets and Dusty had one on his second figure. and Hawk wears one in the movie.

someone calls him Sgt. Stone and he says 'Yo!' in reply.

now, if'n he'd had a beret and shotgun shells on his chest, i'd've agreed, he'd look like Flint.
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Old August 7 2009, 09:05 PM   #74
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Pretty bad, actually. Not Transformers 2 bad, but bad. And why is the villain being played by a 13 year old boy?
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Old August 7 2009, 10:12 PM   #75
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I'll be seeing this tonight.



So, in honor of that, I'm posting Brandon Bird's Yo, Guernica.^
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