Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Very Quick Review of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Well, yes...it was pretty awful.  But not nearly as awful as I thought it would be.  The action scene with Duke and Ripcord running through the streets of Paris in their accelerator suits was actually kinda fun, and Joesph Gordon Levitt's role is so over the top ridiculous that I couldn't stop laughing every time he was on the screen.

But other than that?  Yeah...atrocious.  It's level of unintentional silliness can best be summed up by one decision that having seen the film I can't imagine how anyone thought it could be a good idea:  Snake-Eyes, the ninja who doesn't say a word the entire film, has lips molded into his mask (you can kind of see them in the image above).

Big, bold, luscious lips.

Do I ever want to see it again?  No.  Am I glad I saw it at least once?  Not really.  But it looked like it might be pretty on Blu-ray, and that was the reason I rented it.

Coming soon: having lost all reason, I rent 2012.  It can't be all that bad, right?



  1. This probably is a pretty bad movie but I gave it a pass originally because, as my review stated, you've got to see a lot of pretty horrible movies to enjoy one as pretty okay as this one was and considering this came out the same summer as Transformers 2, Wolverine, Terminator Salvation, Night at the Museum 2, etc. it was looking like the best of the worst.

  2. Rise of Cobra was actually better than I thought it would be. I saw it twice in theater. Its an after-you-work-out-film, like AvP: Requiem.

    I liked a lot of the things they did with this film, but the lips thing was stupid.

    My G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Movie Review. It's a long review:

  3. Snake Eyes big luscious juicy lips. LOL Totally pointless. Good review