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|08-04-2009, 01:23 AM||#1|
Overlord of Evil
Join Date: Jun 2003
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra was fast paced well laid out punch to the face. Blink and you will wish you had a remote to rewind what you missed flying by you at Mach 6. From start to finish it's all action. Filled with Hi-Tech gear, weapons and vehicles that you would expect Cobra and G.I. Joe to deploy in battle. I was really surprised at how good this film turned out. It was fun and gives the next generation of G.I. Joe fans (you know the kids) a really cool updated look at "Our G.I. Joe."
The Baroness was my favorite character in the movie. Miller has the look, the walk, and the attitude down, but don't expect 80's voice acting. The Baroness got the last punch in, several of them as a matter of fact, poor Scarlett.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Doctor and you know "who" was distracting at times due to the nature of his costume. In no way was his acting bad, and I think he did a decent job with the "infamous voice" but I do hope his costume gets a major upgrade in the next film.
Ray Park as Snake Eyes was a treat. Not only was he the fan favorite from the start he completely nailed it. Yeah, he was silent the entire film, but he had the mannerisms that fit perfect with the character. The suit was fine and the mouth really didn't bother me at all. However I hope, if we get a part 2, they take a serious look at "Resolute Snake Eyes".
Channing Tatum as Duke - He really did a great job in the film and had a ton of screen time. I watched Stop Loss and after that I knew he was going to be great for the role. I like how they made him ruff around the edges and not so pretty boy.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - as Heavy Duty - There is a scene in the film where this guy is going mad cat out of the G.I. Joe Howler and bringing the noise! You don't get to see the aftermath in the trailer, wait for the complete scene.
Dennis Quaid as Hawk - at first I didn't think he was going to do a good job with this role. But as the film marched on he grows on you - and knowing is half the battle was well placed.
Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow - he was the biggest question mark for me going into the film. I really was not liking the very clean look we were seeing for our favorite Cobra Ninja, but somehow he kept the spirit and edge of the character alive while looking squeeky clean.
Rachel Nichols as Scarlett - a super smart version of her 80's counterpart that really did not bother me at all. The relationship or lack of between her and Ripcord basically came down to a good luck kiss and him flirting with her. Who cares get over it. She had several very cool kill scenes that will have every fan screaming Yo Joe!
Marlon Wayans as Ripcord - Yeah he flirts with Scarlett and gets a good luck kiss but drop the corny idea everybody has of his acting in the movie. He does have some one liners but he is a JOE and acts like one.
Saïd Taghmaoui as Breaker - I didn't like his use in the film and the eye-gadget was a little cheesy. He is a good actor but his role was small and really didn't make a huge impact in the films fast pace action.
Young Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes have a back story in the film. These two kids had a lot of fun kicking the shit out of each other and they got paid to do it. Some of you are going to have problem with this part of the film but try to keep an open mind as some things changed.
Christopher Eccleston AKA Destro, get your own board-name pal. He was super cocky and played the part of a more modern real world Destro. I was not overly impressed with the Nano-Mask he receives but it was not a complete disaster. Another costume that I hope gets a makeover next time around.
Stephen Sommers AKA the Director that has been hounded on the web for over a year now. He delivered the goods and hopefully will get the respect he has earned with this film. I had a brief chat with him at the premiere and he seemed like a down to earth guy that wanted us all to be happy with his work.
Do you notice the reoccurring theme in some of my character breakdowns? The next time around meaning part 2! I will place money where my mouth is that we see a sequel to Rise of Cobra. It was a fun movie to watch and updated the G.I. Joe Team to a modern movie going audience. The kids are going to eat this one alive. Good luck finding ROC action figures after this hits mass release. Hasbro and Paramount have yet another run away hit on their hands. By all means don't take my word for it. Go see it for yourself!
If you have any questions on the movie at all, hit up the discussion thread and post them up, I will try to answer them as I can.
|08-04-2009, 01:25 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2008
You're the man Destro! I hope your endorsement means more of us will watch this. Hasbro needs us to help make this a success so we can keep our hobby alive!
That and I hope this beats TF2.
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|08-04-2009, 01:26 AM||#3|
Saboteur Assassin Kingpin
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Heavan Passed away9/5/14
True!! I enjoyed it!! It was better than i thought it would be aswell.
IT'S A GIRL!!!!
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|08-04-2009, 01:27 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Only four more freaking days i can't wait!!!!
|08-04-2009, 01:30 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the Land that Time Forgot
Awesome review Destro...thanks! I can't wait
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|08-04-2009, 01:33 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MI. (UP)
Did they keep the 'death' from the book? I am hoping they pulled the punch on that one.
|08-04-2009, 01:33 AM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Longhorn Country
Thanks for the review! Can't wait to watch it myself.
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|08-04-2009, 01:34 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Over the rainbow where your mom is at son
Did Storm Shadow tell Snake Eyes that he didn't kill the Hard Master? That's in the movie adaptation comic, and lives up to his having to "live a lie to find the truth".
I always liked Storm Shadow as a noble, tragic, flawed, yet heroic character who had personal demons but was never evil, yet had to join Cobra to smoke out his uncle's true assassin. Having him just as a generic evil ninja clad in white is just as bad as having Snake Eyes talk in my opinion.
|08-04-2009, 01:36 AM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: No answer
Your right about the kids eating this up. I've actually seen them looking at the toys and thats a good sign.
I'll finally get to JGL as CC on Friday!
|08-04-2009, 01:39 AM||#10|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: On break
Was there anything you did not like? Anything that bothered you that will become ammunition for all the people who are being negative outside the usual complaints?
I for one cannot wait to see this flick...... How was the crowd reaction? I bet it was amazing.
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