G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Grading & Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Aragorn, Aug 5, 2009.

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Grading

  1. Excellent

    13.2%
  2. Above average

    41.8%
  3. Average

    20.9%
  4. Below average

    12.1%
  5. Poor

    12.1%
  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    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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  2. Jono

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    Looking forward to seeing it tomorrow. It looks like a fun action movie.
     
  3. Broccoli

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    Up to 91% at RT.
     
  4. NX74205

    NX74205 Captain Captain

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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:
     
  5. Captain Craig

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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.
     
  6. Agent Richard07

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    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.

    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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  7. Agent Richard07

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  8. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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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:)
     
  9. billcosby

    billcosby Commodore Commodore

    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. ???
     
  10. Agent Richard07

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

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    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.
     
  12. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  13. captcalhoun

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    seeing it tomorrow at 12:40 BST.
     
  14. Plomeek Broth

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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.
     
  15. Agent Richard07

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    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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  16. cultcross

    cultcross Janitor of the Mind Palace Moderator

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    Given that he is (I presume) a 'bad guy', what was the worry with comparisons to the KKK?
     
  17. Plomeek Broth

    Plomeek Broth Commander Red Shirt

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    I hope it makes enough money to become a franchise. I also hope Tomax and Xamot, Serpentor, Major Bludd, the Dreadnoks, the Crimson Guards, the robotic BATS, and Dr. Mindbender make into the sequels.
     
  18. jep316

    jep316 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I guess even murderous terror Leaders have to be P.C. for the general movie audience :lol:.
     
  19. Agent Richard07

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    ^ Yeah, maybe they felt it might be too much for what's supposed to be a fun summer movie.
     
  20. captcalhoun

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    i just want Flint and Jaye in the sequel. couldn't give a rat's ass about anyone else. preferably with Jaye being played by Jen Garner. (C'mon, Sydney Bristow was a 5-year audition for 'fit brunette who kicks ass and disguises herself a lot' Lady Jaye)