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

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

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  1. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    I just want to say again:

    ICE DOESN'T SINK!!!!

    It's bad enough when your movie makers apparently missed every science class they ever took in grade school but also have never looked at a glass of ice water!!!
     
  2. God Magnus

    God Magnus Commodore Commodore

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    Are you referring to the ending with the base going boom? I was wondering if that was just ice or did they detonate bits of the above ground portion of the base that sunk with the ice. I think I'll look more carefully when I see it again.
     
  3. SpeedRacer

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    I thought that the movie was awesome and entertaining as all hell. Definitely one of those "please leave your brain at the door" movies.
     
  4. Thespeckledkiwi

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    While I agree that they should have better treatment, I would have loved them to actually acknowledge them. Kind of like X-Men.
     
  5. God Magnus

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    Sure. Hopefully in the next film we get more of a line up, maybe even flashes on big screens of a roster with photos or something. :)
     
  6. captcalhoun

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    The reason why we didn't see Snow Job, Sub Zero, Frostbite, Iceberg, Wind Chill and the other arctic operators is simple: the group we saw are 'Alpha Team', clearly the best of the best. if you want, you can imagine Wet Suit, Torpedo, Deep Six, Shipwreck, Cutter and Wet Down are in the other SHARCs. As for Ripcord, he was there for 2 reasons, one he's a pilot-trained HALO jumper and the only pilot-trained ground-pounder the Joes have and two, he was Johnny-on-the-spot. None of the rest of Alpha Team are pilot-qualified, who knows where Ace, Slipstream, Maverick, Dogfight and the rest were? back at the Pit probably or on the Flagg, flying the Howler tilt-jets. How much time would they waste waiting for one of them to arrive?
     
  7. Thespeckledkiwi

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    Ummm, couldn't they have sent one to Washington while Ripcord took care of the one in Moscow? I mean seriously. Time does not make any sense in this movie.

    But some recognition to other team mates. I mean only 4 on the team and one of them is Breaker?
     
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    True that. You can tell Sommers is a huge Star Wars nut judging by The Darth Maulesque fights and the dog fight at the end.
     
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  13. Daneel

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    The weekend actuals for the box office are out -- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra made a little less than estimated at $54,713,046, but that's still pretty impressive, especially for an August release (in fact, it's the fourth-largest opening weekend gross of all time for an August movie).

    In the foreign markets, it made $43,035,972, for a worldwide total of $97,749,018. Again, quite solid, but it was fairly front-loaded, so I'll be curious to see what kind of legs this film will have at the box office.
     
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    I guess nobody told Irwin Allen that when he made Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea. :techman:
     
  17. Trekker4747

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    Irwin Allen was obviously wrong too. Ice is less dense than water. It doesn't sink, it's a scientific fact. (Unless we're talking about ice made from "heavy water" in which case I beleive it would sink.)
     
  18. Goliath

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    Well, I saw it today.

    It was rubbish. But generally well-made rubbish. The cinematic equivalent of a bowl of Doritos.
     
  19. Mr Light

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    How come in the middle of the movie they only give the super duper accelerator suits to the only two people on their team who don't know how to use them and no-one else? And why don't they wear the suits any other time?
     
  20. Star Wolf

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    Is it officially nit picking time now;)? Okay, how come Duke was a Major when he got engaged but then a Captain?