|08-09-2009, 05:37 PM||#91|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
It's like the read a script for 90210 or something and decided to come up with the whole Duke, Baroness, CC thing.
|08-09-2009, 05:57 PM||#92|
Join Date: Jun 2009
I saw this movie last night. I was really looking forward to it. I thought I would be able to accept those things that I already knew that I wouldn't like, such as the accellorator suits, the look of Cobra Commander, and Wayans as Ripcord, and actually enjoy the movie; after all, how bad could it be?
Never, in my most outlandish nightmares, could I have envisioned just how bad this movie really was. In fact, just saying it was bad is not enough, this was horrendous. And it wasn't just a couple of things, it was almost everything. From the casting, to the script, the scene selection, the cgi, the misinterpreted characters, the over the top sci-fi element. Ugh! It was like someone ate a bunch of sci-fi scripts cloning Star Wars, Star Trek, and the cartoon G.I.Joe movie, shit them out, and then made this movie from the excretion.
I will start with the fist thing that didn't sit well with me, the blasters/pulse cannon weapons that the MARS/Cobra troopers had on everything, whether it be a vehicle, or a hand-held weapon. What the hell was that? Had they used regular ordinance it would have been so much better.
Lets move on to the casting. I have no idea what Summers was thinking, but about the only actor that was cast properly was Ray Park as Snake Eyes, and then they still screwed up on his visual. What the hell was with his mask? Why would he have a mouth imprinted into it? And why the rubber suit anyway? That is not going to enhance his abilities in any way. Why not just have a black cloth shirt with a couple of pouches, and lose the mouth part of the mask?
Picking Heavy Duty over Roadblock was bad enough, but to have that guy with his hip-hop hair, and his long ear ring in one ear as a believable bad-ass was anything but. If he tried that in the regular army the Drill Sergeant would have ripped that thing off in seconds. Why not cast someone like Vin Rahmes as Road Block instead? He has the look, the presence, and the acting ability.
Scarlet did not have near the presence, nor really the look of the actual character. Nichols was extremely unimpressive in this roll. And why the supertech crossbow with the recording and playback device?
Ripcord was nothing more than a ridiculous excuse to use Wayans as comedy relief, which was not a relief at all. Having him practically hook up with Scarlet was jarring to the point of stupid. And just how is it that this army guy (who I remember as a paratrooper that sometimes flew as a backup pilot in the Dragonfly) can fly any aircraft ever?
The Duke/Baroness/Cobra Commander relationship was so completely retarded, I can't even laugh at it. It does make me wonder just what the hell Summers was thinking when he made this movie. Had he ever read a G.I.Joe comic, or seen the cartoon?
Miller as the Baroness, although not terrible, did no look comfortable in the roll, nor did she have the threatening sexiness of the actual character. And to have her be on the side of Cobra/MARS only because of the nanobots is such a horrible idea, it is only rivaled by her being Cobra Commanders sister.
Speaking of the nanobots, this is just such a rip-off of the Borg from Star Trek, its not even funny. Then, you can compare the underwater sub-battles to Star Wars space battles, and the whole movie just becomes regurgitated nonesense.
The G.I.Joe planes were probably the most lackluster vehicles in the entire movie, they looked like they were waiting for a paint-job. Why not use the Dragonfly? Its far more believable? Maybe because there were no helicopters in Star Wars?
There is so much that was wrong with this movie, that I don't think I can even right half of it down without taking up entire pages of this message board, so I will stop at what I have, but I have only scratched the surface of the crap that is this movie.
|08-09-2009, 06:12 PM||#93|
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
outside of Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans and Ray Park the acting was sub par, the action was pretty good but the direction could have been varried.... Not the best movie but far from deserving the H-word IMHO
a link to my full review is in my sig
|08-09-2009, 06:18 PM||#94|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: On break
Uhm, dennis Quaid was horrible in this thing, sorry.
|08-09-2009, 06:28 PM||#95|
Join Date: Jul 2008
i concur, the minute he came on screen with that cheesy chest out pose it was over for him
|08-09-2009, 07:56 PM||#96|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Maybe, just maybe that next time if Hollywood want to make a movie based on comics, toyline or cartoons or other media, please stick to its original material instead of being over creative.
Look at how Spiderman movies were made, they keep it close. Remember how JK Rowling controls her Harry Potter adaptation (not a fan of Harry Potter). She did not want Spielberg take it since she feared that Haley Joey Osment (Spielberg's fave actor) would be cast as Harry Potter (Marlon Wayans as Ripcord, HUH). Look at how magnificent Lord of the Rings trilogy is (a fan). Or at least make GI Joe close like John Woo's adaptation of Red Cliff based on Romance of The Three Kingdoms. Andy Lau's Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of Dragon, which claimed to be based on Romance of The Three Kingdoms, was not well received by the fans because too many over creative deviations including the Maggie Q casting (she's French Vietnamese not Chinese).
By the way, don't you know the fans of Avatar cartoon series are protesting the cast of the live action adaptation of the cartoon? They protest because they feel that the characters should be played by oriental people (Chinese, Korean or Japanese) instead of westerners.
|08-09-2009, 08:01 PM||#97|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: north carolina
yeah quaid was killing me and i thought he might be a good pick to play hawk... god was i wrong and that guy/kid they had playing duke what a joke ,i did think 3rd rock kid was better than i thought he would be he could have been a realy good cartoon stile cc if it wasnt for the darth vader get up they stuck him in
|08-09-2009, 08:27 PM||#98|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Please someone who has connection or something, voice our concern to those are responsible of making GI Joe movie.
|08-09-2009, 08:39 PM||#99|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I was literally embarrassed sitting in my seat watching this thing. It was a painful two hours...I have nothing else to add that hasn't been said already. I'm returning my unopened ROC toys....I don't want them in my collection.
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