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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer...

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Solar rating:7.6 /10


Imdb rating: 5.8 /10

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It's a good movie; honest! Not that I ever played with the action figures this is inspired from and not that I know of any lore attached, but I don't see the relation between soldier dolls with this film at all. In fact, as a bloke, when I was a kid I never had a good memory of those "traitor dolls" - guns and cool military stuff was NOT to be associated with ... (argh) Barbie dolls!
So, since I'm still traumatised, in order to bear watching this -which I delayed watch since 2009, we're in 2015...) I took it like another promising good action flick having nothing to do with GI Joe. And it worked!
OFC the film has flaws, what doesn't... I think first they shuda/cuda/wuda decided who to cater for: adults or kids. IMHO a full-on genre would've made for a great movie. We'd have had fuller characters and relations dynamics which IMO are so predictable you can almost see the guy backstage telegraphing everything they say before they do to one another...
Aside from that I fell asleep twice... yeah :/ Okay, maybe it's because it's Saturday and hot outside \o/ but I like to think stronger characters would've kept me awake because the acting is pretty decent TBH. Anyhoo, rating this afterwards.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a 2009 American science fiction action film based on the G.I. Joe toy franchise, with particular inspiration from the comic book and cartoon series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and co-written by Stuart Beattie, based on a 1998 screenplay by John Paul Kay. G.I. Joe features an ensemble cast based on the various characters of the franchise. The story follows two American soldiers, Duke and Ripcord, who join the G.I. Joe Team after being attacked by MARS troops. After leaked drafts of the script were criticized by fans, Larry Hama, writer of the comic, was hired as creative consultant and rewrites were made. Filming took place in Downey, California, and Prague's Barrandov Studios, and six companies handled the visual effects.
What happen to the latest GI Joe movie...
People tend to over think this movie too much. For a movie to be based off of a childrens cartoon series I think it was done pretty damn well. There is not a ton of plot or story its just a typical action movie with catch phrases. But sometimes maybe that's all you need. Sometimes we just want to see action, kick ass men, and hot ass woman. The plot can just come second. All in all its a decent film and worth the watch. The over anal-yst below me obviously prefer something more of the lines of sex in the city 2.
omg no one cares if u like it or not if you dont like it dont even comment heck dont even watch the dam movie. one bad comment is enough.
Someones put a 'tap' on my brain and syphoning off my child hood 80's T.V fantastique!! Next there will be a film of Lego, 5,4,3,2,1 bars and a re-remake of He-man! Bagpuss the movie coming soon to a nostalgia near you!!
NOWwithSUPERSPOILER!!!just saw the superBowl Commercial for G.I. JOE and it looks fuken awesome! they say only shity movies come out in Aug. but hopefuly this is the begining of GOOD movies coming out that monthwholey moley!! what an optimistic douche!!i can't belive i totally called this one. when my nephew asked me what i was gunna give this flick i told him it would be an 80% to which he said "you liked HARRY POTTER MORE" and i was like OH SHIT!!! i did like harry potter more (gave the fucker a 100%) so i had to explaine to him... more like talk him out of that fukken death stare the little fucker was dogg'en my way... shee'et .. little fucker better recognize..... ah, but i digress.. so i explained to him that when we had gone to see harry potter i wasn't expecting a gat damn thang and what i got was fucking awesome... two hours of just magic and shit.. harry potter had once again blew me away and i was not expecting that without alfonso curon behind the fucking camera, so it was a nice surprise.... unlike G.I. JOE which i was expecting the heavens themselves to be handed down to me for my inner 10 year old to feast on... and what i got was a movie that basically had its actors do all the cool shit that i would do with my g.i.JOE'S when i was younger, such as jump on cars , have super human strength , and jump real high and shit... but i wonder what happened .. did they throw more money at it as it was wrapping up.. did they piss off a director who knows what hes doing with action, i mean hellow, mummy II anyone.. what was missing in this flick... maybe it was .. the magic... god i totally pulled this review right out of my ass.. i apologize for the stench..superSpoilerthe barronness is being mind controlled.. she no be evil.. just misunderstood.destro also by the end of the flick becomes mind controlled.and the president of the united states is a shapeshifter for cobra.. whom: i don't know how the fuck they'er gunna mix dat shit in if they green light a sequel, but they butter hurry the fUk ; and give me my serpentor ... gat damn it!
Was an awesome movie, saw a pre-screening of it mid-april. Not allowed to talk about any of the stuff due to the paper I had to sign. But I guarantee you this, it is an AWESOME movie. You will not be disappointed!
My favorite movie of the summer, i grew up with the acion figures so that helped me love the movie even more. Gi joe is just a movie thats meant to entertain and provide the audience with fun; its not trying to be anything that its not. A definite must watch.
this is gonna be one of the worst movies in years. likely worse than the new transformers movie
G.I. Joe the action figure was a great big seller for boys in America, similarly Action Man was very popular here in Britain. G.I. Joe was more of a gadget man who had very well armed jeeps with fancy rockets and flying gadgets. The flying suits of G.I. Joe are very impressive and I'm positive this will be a box office hit. Cobra is an arch nemesis of the G.I. Joe's military organisation and their plot against the planet is very serious, without G.I. Joe I do not know where we'd all be. Big up to G.I. Joe against the battle of the evil slippery snake Cobra.
i'm kind of weary about giving this to big of a rating cause i am afraid it might not have too much of a story. the "pretty colors and explosions" might be enough to keep the mindless(which includes myself) entertained but i don't think the story will be very good. although i never really got in to the G.I. Joe phenomenon in the first place so i don't know what to expect.
I went to watch this film with low expectations since i knew it wouldn't be a huge hit in reviews and maybe box office(transformers:bad reviews,awesome box office) and so after i watched this film, i actually thought that it wasn't that bad, i mean bad acting to the max, but some really sik action scenes(ninjas like hell), and bad direction. To sum it up this will certainly thrill kids and maybe some teens but for sure not adults(expect the ones that still live with their mom).
G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra is one of the best movie of 2009. The story makes sense for even people who never heard of G.I. Joe.
I saw a full screening of the movie tonight and it was terrible! Acting was bad! They tried to make it believable but the battles and the equipment and vehicles were anything but believable. Cobra Commander was Barroness' Brother! What the $#%@! Duke and Barroness are in love and so are Ripcode and Scarlett! (What were you thinking!) Zartan and Destro are results of Science gone bad! Dennis Quad was terrible as General Hawk. Finally Brendon Frasier is Flint, they kill Cover Girl in the first 30 minutes, and Duke is the lowest ranked GI Joe. Kill me now!If you are going to ignore the original to make it more realistic then don't call it GI Joe and if you are going to make it fantasy make it a little believable. This is just crap! Honestly Miller was the best as Barroness. Tatumn was cute but was lacking the leadership nature of Duke. Waynes was pretty good as was Nicholes as Scarlett. Cobra Commander had potencial but never really got there and Zartan was left as the President of the United States. This was a Star Wars/Xmen Wannabe! I went in with low expectations and it was even worse than I thought. The fans of GI Joe will hate it because it is untrue to the original and the average joe will think it as weird and incomplete. Sad thing is they will both be right!It is kind of sad I saw the cast tonight and was really hoping it would not be terrible. To their credit it was crap doomed from the script! Mark my words it will plumit after the 1st week. Word of mouth will destroy this movie. Too bad too it is great cast just a horrible movie!
stay away
I've seen a few hundred movies over the years and this is the only one where I've seen people blatently bored and walking out. I did almost consider asking for a refund.
I loved G.I. Joe when I was a kid. I was a little upset when I found out that the only one that even remotely resembles the original characters is Snake Eyes. The rest of them are dressed up in "super suits" like wild futuristic comandoes. The only thing that really bothered me was that I felt no sense of nostalgia which I thought would be a given when viewing this for the first time. Instead I was sad at what it had become. It is still a great movie in it's own right. And I love the special effects. But I was left with the feeling that G.I. Joe is not G.I. Joe anymore. It's G.I. Shmoe.
One of the coolest action movies in the last 10 years!