Thursday, August 13, 2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra


How's G.I. Joe? Its like chewing Double Bubble in your mouth and it goes BOOM BOOM POW! Translation, the 119 minutes film is far more worthy than RM6 paid. In short, its GREAT!

The movie is filled with action pack, well blended with some good sense of humor by Marlon Wayans. The admiration of higher-level technology and gadgets, advanced machinery, and the introduction of nanotechnology is purely awesome. The storyline is also another aspect that should be highly praised. It's able to keep one's adrenaline high right from the start.

I did some homework before i got into the cinema. Roughly and briefly glance through the history, just to get to know them a little better. Along the way, some questions pop up in my mind, and fortunately they were being well explained towards the ending. Query like James McCullen is Destro, but why isnt him covered in white? Where is the Cobra Commander? What happened to Duke and Baroness?

Despite its awesome, i felt its a little overrated. Remember the scene in Paris, where Duke and Ripcord are chasing after the Black Chevrolet Hummer? I felt the trailing part could be improvised by shorten the OMG-im-still-chasing-after-them. No doubt i fell in love with Paris again when it shows the street on Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe, i felt its too much running with the overweight armor.

Mind you, some of the scene is so fake that you could see it with your naked eyes. Its like the director trying to cut down the time and cost by replacing it with a CGI, but couldnt get it done flawlessly. Brendan Frazer only play a minor role as Sergeant Stone? Snake Eye's mask doesnt look too good either, it could have been better.


However my comments may be, its still a movie that should not be missed this year. I enjoyed the film very much. Go Joe! Awaiting the sequel.

3 comments:

H e n r i c k said...

Haha.. the part where they were chasing the hummel, I always thinks they look like a monkeys jumping around..lolz

Well, Brendan Fraser as you speaks, at first glance I thought it wasn't him, but I can still recognize his big eyes. :P

Nice movie btw. :)

Shu said...

dear, i wanna go to paris again.

Dann said...

Henrick: Indeed like monkeys, too much chasing makes it stupid. Taking a bike would be much a better idea. LOL.

Shu: Yea, i miss Paris too...