Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review: GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

I went to see G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra yesterday with my son.

It was pretty good ... on par with Transformers II: Revenge Of The Fallen.

It had a good story that was significantly tweaked for political correctness and continuity.

One thing continues to bother me about these movies that are being pitched on Cartoon Network, as toys, and as kid's fast food premiums - the amount of cursing! Four letter words and swearing have not only become common ... they are ridiculously overused.

In a scene where the character could have easily said something like "Pow pow pow pow, take that!" ... instead he says, "Shit, shit, shit, shit, take that!"

It was interesting to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt (the boy from the TV series 3rd Rock From The Sun) play a very interesting role ... He plays a key role in the twist of the movie which was a big surprise and very well executed.


Anonymous said...

I went to see it last night and it was very entertaining. There was a good storyline and several interesting twists and surprises, unusual for a cartoon-based movie like this.

The special effects were nothing short of amazing, evening in this dat and age where we have gotten used to seeing this type of thing. The actors were really well-cast and there were several sub-storylines having to do with character backgrounds and interactions.

This is definitely a must-see movie for the big screen, particularly for those who grew up on the cartoon series.

I am a lover of children's literature said...

Cool! I'm looking forward to seeing this movie myself, whenever I get the chance?

roget said...

Thought it was an awful film...

Unlike District 9 which was excellent!!!