G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

From the director of The Mummy is this actioner adapted from the line of Hasbro toys (originally created in the 60s). The film is an origin story, charting the rise of the evil Cobra Organisation and the formation of team G.I. Joe – which includes Dennis Quaid as General Hawk, Channing Tatum as Duke, Marlon Wayans as Ripcord and Sienna Miller as The Baroness.

2009111 minsUSA
ActionAdventureScience Fiction
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

While thesping is not the main game here, having a cast of bright young things certainly helps, and Quaid gets in a few nice John Wayne-like moments as the no-nonsense boss.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This pricey, juiceless pulp could never have been killed by critics, simply because it was already dead.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Certainly better than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." How so? Admittedly, it doesn't have as much cleavage. But the high-tech hardware is more fun to look at than the transforming robots, the plot is as preposterous, and although the noise is just as loud, it's more the deep bass rumbles of explosions than the ear-piercing bang of steel robots pounding on each other.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The second big screen toy story of the year is better than some might expect.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The action is mostly brisk and bracing and the battleground, particularly Cobra's headquarters -- a vast network of tunnels under the polar ice cap -- are wonderfully imagined, as are the futuristic machines at the Joes' disposal. Basically, the Joes are not bad, it's just that they could have been much better with a little less conversation, a little more action.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

After nearly two hours of nonstop mayhem, the film ends on a surprisingly muted note, though pains have been taken to make sure that the hoped-for sequel has been carefully set up.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bond without the style and Team America without the bellylaughs. The moronic script and nonsensical plot are good for a snicker, though.

2.0
0

Hell, it's based on a toy! Why would we expect it to be "Full Metal Jacket"? Or "Apocalypse Now"? Well, I got more than I was expecting. Serious flashbacks with a nod to real world war zones, full-on Sommers action scenes and a script that was neither laboured nor cynical. All adds up to a fun movie that surprised me and engaged me a lot more than the...

4.0
0

That was a well-done movie. Not perfect, and a bit cheesy, plenty to be worked on for the sequel, but it was a lot better than I expected. It also blew Transformers Revenge of The Fallen away, even though I'm a fan of Transformers and not G.I. Joe. I do wish the doctor and Cobra Commander were two separate characters, though.

4.0
0

Sucks hard core.

1.0
0

Since when does ice sink? Huh? I mean really... how do you crush a submarine with ice... This movie is so stupid that my brain gave up and went on holiday. I am still suffering.

1.0
0

2 hours of torture. crap acting crap script and over the top CGI that just dont compensate for everything that is wrong with this movie. I really thought it would be a good movie, very very dissapointed. I'll give it 1 star for the CGI only

1.0
0

This movie is great! It won't win any Academy Awards, but then again, you don't go to a movie like this expecting to see award-winning dialogue or character development... It's 2 hours of fun, action, and flashbacks. It never takes itself too seriously, so you never feel bad laughing :) It's a visceral visual extravaganza!

5.0
0

i remember the toys from the 80s and LOVE GI joes (and yes im a nearly 31 yr old female pplz!!) and cant wait to see my fav toys projected as a movie on the big screen !! oh and duke is lookin HOT!!

0
Variety

Variety

press

While thesping is not the main game here, having a cast of bright young things certainly helps, and Quaid gets in a few nice John Wayne-like moments as the no-nonsense boss.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This pricey, juiceless pulp could never have been killed by critics, simply because it was already dead.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Certainly better than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." How so? Admittedly, it doesn't have as much cleavage. But the high-tech hardware is more fun to look at than the transforming robots, the plot is as preposterous, and although the noise is just as loud, it's more the deep bass rumbles of explosions than the ear-piercing bang of steel robots pounding on each other.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The second big screen toy story of the year is better than some might expect.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The action is mostly brisk and bracing and the battleground, particularly Cobra's headquarters -- a vast network of tunnels under the polar ice cap -- are wonderfully imagined, as are the futuristic machines at the Joes' disposal. Basically, the Joes are not bad, it's just that they could have been much better with a little less conversation, a little more action.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

After nearly two hours of nonstop mayhem, the film ends on a surprisingly muted note, though pains have been taken to make sure that the hoped-for sequel has been carefully set up.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bond without the style and Team America without the bellylaughs. The moronic script and nonsensical plot are good for a snicker, though.

2.0
0

Hell, it's based on a toy! Why would we expect it to be "Full Metal Jacket"? Or "Apocalypse Now"? Well, I got more than I was expecting. Serious flashbacks with a nod to real world war zones, full-on Sommers action scenes and a script that was neither laboured nor cynical. All adds up to a fun movie that surprised me and engaged me a lot more than the...

4.0
0

That was a well-done movie. Not perfect, and a bit cheesy, plenty to be worked on for the sequel, but it was a lot better than I expected. It also blew Transformers Revenge of The Fallen away, even though I'm a fan of Transformers and not G.I. Joe. I do wish the doctor and Cobra Commander were two separate characters, though.

4.0
0

Sucks hard core.

1.0
0

Since when does ice sink? Huh? I mean really... how do you crush a submarine with ice... This movie is so stupid that my brain gave up and went on holiday. I am still suffering.

1.0
0

2 hours of torture. crap acting crap script and over the top CGI that just dont compensate for everything that is wrong with this movie. I really thought it would be a good movie, very very dissapointed. I'll give it 1 star for the CGI only

1.0
0

This movie is great! It won't win any Academy Awards, but then again, you don't go to a movie like this expecting to see award-winning dialogue or character development... It's 2 hours of fun, action, and flashbacks. It never takes itself too seriously, so you never feel bad laughing :) It's a visceral visual extravaganza!

5.0
0

i remember the toys from the 80s and LOVE GI joes (and yes im a nearly 31 yr old female pplz!!) and cant wait to see my fav toys projected as a movie on the big screen !! oh and duke is lookin HOT!!

0