|09-07-2009, 04:36 PM||#671|
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Location: Northwood, NH
|09-07-2009, 04:49 PM||#672|
Join Date: May 2008
|09-07-2009, 10:57 PM||#673|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
|09-07-2009, 11:30 PM||#674|
Adv Vehicle Specialist
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boulder Hill
Well I finally saw the movie today and it was just as I expected; a complete letdown. I do not understand why everyone in the movie needed to be related in some way. And that the Baroness was being controlled by nano-mites? Are you kidding me? And Joes getting arrested everytime they hit the ground, that was insulting. Joes are recognized worldwide for stopping terroists not being them. And those Joe hover aircraft were ugly as sin. What are they supposed to be, a cheaper osprey with no windows? Ok, I am sure there are a ton of other rants in here, I just wanted to put my name in the I hate RoC camp.
I am now going watch Resolute and the Weather Dominator series to wash the stupid out of my brain.
|09-08-2009, 05:35 AM||#675|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York
I agree with many of the reviews and opinions presented here, not much more I can add which hasnt been already stated. Making CC an ex-US soldier was a step in the right direction, however making Cobra Commander being some young fruity superdweeb with a Darth Vader/Lord Sidous complex was too completely stupid. Shouldve made CC a mercenary and terrorist cell leader with a hidden agenda and play up the Neo-Fascism and world conquest angle laid by Larry Hama back in 1982 when he created the storyline for Hasbro.
All the inter-related characters knowing eachother was a pile of crap, not much else to say with that aspect.
Ripcord and Scarlett? She goes from Duke, to Snake-Eyes to now a black Ripcord? Why they made Ripcord black and such a major supporting character isnt worth going into here, because whoever made this film was on crack. Adding Stalker wouldve been a more appropriate approach, and making Snake-Eyes more than a background silent mute Darth Maul character wouldve been nice.
Instead they flush out his background as being an orphan getting picked on by a bratty Japanese boy who does nothing other than defends his house from an intruder who in turn the intruder gets adopted into the family for having super-street fighter skills of unknown origin which eclipse the trained Japanese boy's own fighting ability. So the young Japanese boy we're lead to believe kills his old man in a fit of jealous rage one fine day, Snake and Storm lock eyes and never see eachother for many years later(obi-wan vs Vader,lol). Sure in the next movie, they discover it was actually CC who killed Storm Shadow's old man via a time machine invented by the Flower powered Dr.Mindbender(should've been called "Dr.Burnout") in his meth lab in Iraq.
This movie was a disgrace to the USA and our Military and took away the heroic values presented in the original toyline & Marvel comic book and maybe to a lesser extent the cartoon as it had some Reagan era appeal minus all the campiness and Science Fantasy.
This movie was an awkward mishmash of the Star Wars Prequels, Street Fighter, League of Extraordinary Gentleman films and even the silly Sunbow cartoon, Valor vs Venom and Devil's Due storyarcs and elements.
The only redeeming factor is the movie figures which I rather like and returned them back to decent designs and colors, minus all the Star Wars weapons though for COBRA.
Last edited by CG82; 09-08-2009 at 05:43 AM..
|09-08-2009, 07:59 PM||#676|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Keep the Joes as one of the US SpecOps, drawn into a new threat.
|09-08-2009, 09:18 PM||#677|
an obedient lacky...
Join Date: Apr 2009
"how come flint always gets lady jaye to go with him and i always get you...???"
|09-08-2009, 11:12 PM||#678|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Put me in the Disapointed but not hate club.
Holes in the plot.
Felt many plot elements were stolen from X-Men (2 POV characters taken into an organization who has an underground complex for training, Secret take over of government offical at the end, even a brainy redheaded scientist).
Baroness being a 'Victim" rather than evil
everyone is related.
Final battle looked rushed
Crappy CGI that in some places looked like Sci-Fi (or should I say Sy-Fy) made for TV movies.
Destro's performence appeared edited down (wasn't enough of him).
Cobra commanders helmet looking like a Jell-o mold
Chaning Tatum (So bad he deserves to be mentioned twice)
|09-09-2009, 12:13 AM||#679|
Lt. 13th Cavalry Viper
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mobile, al
i was in the disappointed category.
i know the movie was supposed to be an improved, more adult GI Joe...and i guess it was in comparison with the cartoon.
the storm shadow of the comics was much more realistic, and deeper, than the guy who throws his life away as a child because he's jealous.
ditto Cobra Commander...i almost died, SOOOOO, i'll just be evil now. that makes sense.
how bout the Baroness? great job sienna miller...no doubt...too bad they gave you nothing to work with. you got dumped, SOOOO, you turn evil...oh no, it was the nano mites...and you didn't have the power to over turn them, but then ya did.
that on top of scarlett's budding romance with ripcord...actually a hinted one with snake eyes...and then to ripcord.
too much sci fi, bad.
that and the big holes in the script bothered me. i really wish they'd relaunch it, with a more realistic take...or a major redraft in the sequels...with a more realistic take...and a more american force.
if i had to say good or bad, i'd probably say good...but those are some serious flaws...and i think it's success owed much to being released unopposed.
Kids want discipline, and to know who is in charge, as much as they say that they don't;
Adults DON'T want either, as much as they say that they do.
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