We watched G.I Joe 2 days ago. Man, was it awesome! Nice story, nice graphic effects and cool fighting moves! I’ll pay to watch it again! Go catch it during the long weekends! Here’s a trailer to enjoy while you’re here.
What I like:
Visual effects. KaPow! The effects for Rise of Cobra were pretty neat. We watched it on digital so it should look better. The only part which looks a little odd to me was the glossy look on the planes used by the Joes. Then again it’s probably to depict their stealth capabilities.
Ninja. Who doesn’t like ninjas?
Two ninjas. Because two is better than one.
Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. I found him funny. Good to know he can still be funny while he’s doing an action feature and not just movie parodies.
Tight leather costumes. I’m a hot blooded male after all.
Pacing. This is how a summer action film should be. BAM BAM BAM. Quick flashback. Back to more gunfights. No time wasted sidetracking to some pointless subplot.
Sequel. I guess I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t watched it but they pretty much set it up nicely for a potential sequel, which will probably be made if Rise of Cobra do well enough.
Lack of slowmo to show the bouncing boobs of a talentless starlet. Hm, some people might put this point as one of the reasons they dislike Rise of Cobra. Whatever floats your boat I guess.
What I don’t like:
Old-fashioned reviewers. A lot of reviewers gave Rise of Cobra bad ratings simply because it’s different from what GI Joe originally was. You claim to be loyal to the brand but honestly, if you like the old stuff so much just watch the old stuff? Don’t cry about how they are destroying your childhood. Boohoo.
Reviewers who review Transformers II the same way. An action flick is an action flick. Do not expect it to be more than an action flick. You don’t expect a disaster film to make you laugh do you? Why do you expect an action flick to teach you the meaning of life?
In all seriousness, I truly believe Rise of Cobra is one of the better summer flicks. Amidst the bad global economy and budget cuts, we should be glad we are treated to such a cinematic spectacle. (There might not be a film adaptation of Subtle Knife )