Friday, August 07, 2009

Escape to the Movies: "G.I. Joe"



I'm as surprised as you are.

9 comments:

Kyle said...

I was not going to go see this. Now I will.

GEL said...

XD Wow...those suits look better on the girls than even I was expecting. Seeing this ASAP (and renting the games out of curiosity. Transformers 2 for Wii has a better plot than the movie and Transformers 2 for 360 was actually REALLY GOOD in multiplayer so...).

But know what's sad about this? G.I. Joe is the ONE series Michael Bay could have done right and I'm sure he wanted to: U.S. Military vs Terrorists with a license to be as over-the-top as possible and a thumbs up on gratuitous patriotism what with being "A Real American Hero"?

...and yet it's STILL done better by someone else! XD

Bob said...

I can ALMOST garauntee you that Bay's G.I. Joe would've just been a douchey, overlong "Black Hawk Down" knockoff with lots of "Entourage"-level frat humor and guys with Joe nicknames.

Matthew said...

Excellent! It's great to have a movie reviewer whose opinions you can trust to (pretty closely, anyway) match your own. I was planning on not seeing this, but now I think I will. And if it's good, I'll take my 8 year old son too.

KayMen said...

When I saw the first trailer, I was really excited.. But after the continues let downs this summer has offered so far -especially in this genre, I gave it up. But you just changed my mind..

Bay would have seen this a buffet for stupid ideas.. The level of stupidity Bay would have taken this too, would probably cause our sun to implode..

Anonymous said...

are you gonna reveiw district 9?

Jeremy said...

Y' know, I find a lot of the criticisms that some people have of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra to be rather absurd. The biggest one seems to be about the international re-imagining of the G.I. Joe team. According to these people, G.I. Joe 2 should scrap what made this movie remotely palatable to an international audience in favor of the "Real American Hero", semi-nationialism of the 80s cartoon. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy that, but it was in a campy kind of way. That was the 80s. This is now. Get over it.

Republibot 3.0 said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this review. I posted my own review on my site when it came out, where I explained a lot of the same aspects of the film, but I couldn't seem to make people understand what I was talking about.

The weird backlash on both sides of the political spectrum has been weird, too: Liberals hating it because it's "Too American," and Conservatives hating it because it's "Too Liberal," neither side seeming to grasp the concept that it's just a really solid, fun little popcorn movie.

Interestingly, most of the people slamming the film have never actually seen it, which seems disingeuous to me, so thank you, thank you, thank you, for basically backing up my own views and stating them much more articulately than I could.

akkuma420 said...

this movie sucked.....