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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Review of film: “G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA”

Review of film:  “G.I. JOETHE RISE OF COBRA

                 --  Wowed by Loud, Unbowed, Uncowed & "Proud"

                                     Rating:  8 of 10 stars.

Keeping in mind that this film was based on toys, I EXPECTED it to be a bit looney & cartoon-y. Thus, I could easily overlook the “illogical” elements (like ice that descends rather than floats in water, people not getting hurt tho in close proximity to explosions, etc)…

…  CHANNING TATUM plays military man Duke, who partners with periodically-comical soldier Heavy Duty (ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE)…

…  On a mission, they’re attacked by “Cobra” forces with superior technology, commanded by Channing’s ex-girlfriend Ana (SIENNA MILLER) who hates him because he allowed her brother Rex (JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT) to get killed in the past. Channing & Adewale are recruited to the G.I. Joe special forces by General Hawk (an over-the-top DENNIS QUAID).

…  Flashbacks give the backgrounds, & special effects & a bunch of cool, clever & well-designed gizmos, gadgets & sets are used to tell how the Joes fight Cobra’s plans to control the world with metal-eating explosives (designed to ruin the Eiffel Tower), etc….

…  There’s loads of action, & tho nonsensical at times, I found it well-done & FUN (with a clear “set-up” for an eventual SEQUEL). 

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