Wednesday, 15 May 2013

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Review (Updated)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Release Date: 6th August 2009 - Australia

Production Companies
Paramount Pictures (presents)
Spyglass Entertainment (presents)
Hasbro (in association with)
Di Bonadventura Pictures

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 113 minutes

Budget: $175,000,000

Box Office Gross: $302,469,017

Plot Summary
Two soldiers stationed in
Kazahkstan (Captain Duke
and his partner Ripcord)
are ordered to transport
special warheads created
by MARS, an arms
manufacturer controlled by
James McCullen. When
they are attacked by thieves
(led by Anastasia DeCobray,
with whom the Duke has
history), they are saved
by a top secret, international
special forces unit known as
G.I. Joe. The leader of G.I.
Joe/General Abernathy
(or Hawk) is on the trail of
thieves: an evil organization
called Cobra. While Duke
and Ripcord train to join
the Joes, McCullen (Destro)
is secretly working for
Cobra and plotting to
recapture his metal-eating
Nanomite warheads. Duke
and Ripcord (with the help
of Heavy Duty, Snake Eyes,
and the rest of the Joes) must
prove that they are Real
American Heroes -- by
stopping the launch of these
warheads before Cobra
uses them to take over the


G.I. Joe
Channing Tatum - Duke
Marlon Wayans - Ripcord
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje -
Heavy Duty
Dennis Quaid - General Hawk
Rachel Nichols - Scarlett
Ray Park - Snake Eyes

Joseph Gordon Levitt - Cobra Commander
Christopher Eccleston - James McCullen/Destro
Sienna Miller - The Baroness
Lee Byung-hun - Storm Shadow
Arnold Vosloo - Zartan

Story/Executive Producer/
Director - Stephen Sommers
Story/Screenplay - Stuart Beattie
Story - Michael Gordon
Screenplay - David Elliot & Paul Lovett
Producers - Bob Ducsay, Brian Goldner &
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Costume Designer - Ellen Mirojinick
Director of Photography - Mitchell
Stunt Coordinator - R.A. Rondell
Visual Effects Supervisors - Amit Dhawal,
David Ebner, Boyd Shermis & Gregory L.
Film Editors - Bob Ducsay & Jim May
Music - Alan Silvestri

Okay, movie viewers, I'm not as brave enough to comment about G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA and being the only person who has some knowledge of the G.I. Joe toy-line, the Stephen Sommers adaptation was cheesy and not translated right to the big-screen and fails to comprehend the success that Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS film trilogy has and there is no fond for the whole movie, heck, many of the fans just didn't seem to like it. The main cast were not so good in their roles that actors Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans have made it bland and ungodly average and some of the visuals were sometimes usually terrible and part-times good. The only things make up for the whole film in mind was the starring roles by Ray Park and Joseph Gordon Levitt in portrayal of two of the series' memorable characters, acting cameo by Brendan Fraser and the fight coordination.

God, this movie sucked even real bad-tacular, my advice is see the action and the comedy, not the story and its flaws, that is partly enjoyable to many of the viewers. Let us be hoping that the new sequel of G.I. JOE: RETALIATION might be the improvement of the first instalment and cleanse its sins.

Star rating: (3/5) Average

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