|08-06-2009, 11:21 PM||#61|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Secret City, MA
Finishing up a beer and then i'm heading tot he theater! Can't wait!!!
|08-06-2009, 11:24 PM||#62|
Join Date: Apr 2009
gettin in the shower... then headin out.
|08-07-2009, 01:55 AM||#63|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Just got back from seeing ROC. I'm going to let it sink in overnight, and then post my opinions in the morning.
I will say one thing though, Scarlett looks amazing! Definitely perfect casting.
There were only 10 of us at the midnight show. It was a really sad turnout. I've been to many midnight shows, and have never seen less than a hundred people there.
Last edited by hayardin; 08-07-2009 at 11:37 AM..
|08-07-2009, 01:58 AM||#64|
Spartan F5 Viper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Negative Ghost Rider the theatre is full...err wait maybe not
Permision to buzz on suds then...
Neative on that too, you'll regeret in the morning...Keg suds suck!
|08-07-2009, 02:04 AM||#65|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Stevenson Ranch
I'm here now; about an hour till start time...
|08-07-2009, 09:10 AM||#66|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Well here's my mini review of the film, I'll set it up in a like/dislike format, I will be adding more throughout the day, as it all comes back to me, and will post my final thoughts at the end. *SPOILER WARNING*
Scarlett. I thought she looked great, and really captured the character. I really want a figure of her in her bike gear.
The Paris Pursuit Accelerator Suit chase sequence, we'd all seen the clips of. I think this was definitely the high point of all the action sequences, and the movie itself.
The Cobra Gunship. I thought it looked really cool, even though it was the primary Cobra vehicle featured in the film.
Surprisingly Ripcord. He was one of the better developed characters in the film, and many of his one liners from the teaser's weren't even in the film. I really thought I would hate his character, but at least they gave him one, unlike Snake Eyes.
Destro was set up well, but really wasn't given enough to do. He's a good actor, with not enough material.
How everyone's past was connected someway to each other (eg, Duke-Baroness, Rex-Baroness). I found this really forced, and it had nothing to do with the Joe's we grew up with.
The fact that nanomites were responsible for everything in the entire movie (eg, Zartan's shifting ala Mystique, Baroness's behavior, the warhead's). Again not everything has to be connected in this way.
Zartan. I think out of all the characters in the film, he got the shortest end of the stick. His character was entirely created from scratch for the film, and the end result was terrible.
The fact that other than Jinx, there was no cameo's of other known Joe's, even in background shots. I felt they really dropped the ball on this, as it would have been a great nod to the fan base.
Destro's disfigurement, and his nanomite mask being permanent. This was really lame. Destro should have donned the mask due to his heritage, not because of CC.
Cobra Commander's voice sounding like Darth Vader. Give me a break is this the most original thing you could come up with?
The lack of vehicles. I'm really surprised by this, I would of thought they'd load this movie full of vehicles to push future toys. Of the hundreds of amazing Joe vehicles created in the ARAH line couldn't they have snuck in a few surprises?
Snake Eyes' mouth. This just looks ridiculous. Nuff said!
Snake Eyes' lack of character. I guess they figured if he was mute, there would be no need to actually give the character life. He was just a short actor, in a dumb rubber suit the entire film. He would have been so simple to accurately portray in the film, and they blew it. They gave him a couple of useless flash backs from his childhood, which did nothing to build on his character in the present hoping that would be enough for the general public.
Dennis Quaid- I've never seen an actor look more out of place, or uncomfortable. The guy looked embarrassed the whole time.
Soundtrack- This was distracting, and cringe worthy. One of the worst soundtracks I've heard in a long time. They should have really made it more subtle.
The way all the characters walked the same way, side by side all the time. This looked stupid.
The way that whenever a character would say something "shocking", the camera would cut to a close up of two characters looking at each other "surprised" at the revelation. There's a scene where Breaker, and snake eyes do this that is so lame. This is 2009 people, these type of shots should no longer be used in film. Lucas littered the prequel movies with this type of stuff, which is exactly what you're told not to do in film school. I really hate the "huh" let's look at each other surprised scenario.
The Star Wars Episode One finale fight scene between Snake, and Storm. C'mon just because you have Darth Maul as Snake, doesn't mean you have to re-create the Star Wars fight scene.
The low quality CG littered throughout the film. I know there were a lot of CG shots, but there was no consistency between them. You could really see that different animation houses did the work.
I know it sounds like I hated the film with my enormous amount of dislikes, but I'm overly critical when it comes to something I love (G.I.JOE). I thought the film was mindless fun, but really wish they had put in more surprises for the fans.
I'm going to go see it again tonight, now that my anticipation for it has passed. I have a feeling I'll be far less critical the second time through, and hopefully enjoy it more.
Last edited by hayardin; 08-08-2009 at 08:28 AM..
|08-07-2009, 09:21 AM||#67|
Pittsburgh Joe since 1982
Join Date: Mar 2008
Done and done. Low turnout in Pittsburgh.
|08-07-2009, 10:57 AM||#68|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Marietta, GA
Done. Ripcord grew on me.
Overall it was awwwwweeeeessssssommmmmmmeeeeeee to me. The cheesy one liners like "knowing is half the battle" and such were very well placed. I love the reference to the kung fu grip. Overall, I found it amazing, but I thought they could have added probably 20 more minutes to the film and add in a PSA at the end or something to give the old GI Joe cartoon a nod.
Wasn't a fan of the Ripcord+Scarlet thing or the *spoiler alert* Duke+Baroness thing. And why kill off an amazing bad guy that was a fan favorite for alot of people? I really hope they bring him back!~
"Save your whining for the SoftMaster."
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