Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Can it be true? Can the movie actually turn out to be the great summer action adventure we all hoped it would be but really had no reason to suspect it could be? When I first saw the trailer I hugged my 'Snake Eyes' plushy all the tighter and said a little prayer. Is 'Rotten Tomatoes' on the glue to be giving this movie an 80%??? Read these snippets of reviews and thank the gods before you go sleepies tonight.
"Stephen Sommers' film captures the silly energy that made the series such a childhood favorite and finds a way to fulfill the expectations of fanboys from 13 to 30 (okay, 33) in the process."
"'G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra' is... a summer movie, through and through, pure pulp preposterousness, one of the most successful little-boy adventure movies in a long time."
"If I was 10 years old, GI Joe would be one of the best movies I had ever seen. As a grown up it's one of the better summer movies; a delightfully light, fun and action-packed kick in the ass."
"In spite of many misgivings, including ropey CGI, convoluted storytelling and a smattering of horribly over-the-top performances, G.I. Joe is a blast from start-to-finish."
"G.I. Joe may not be a great movie, but it sure is a hoot and a half, just make sure to find that inner child in you that still likes to play pretend."
"Pure escapist fun."
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 10:30 AM