Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Action,Adventure G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

Cast: Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dennis Quiad. 

Plot: An underground military unit named G.I. Joe must stop an evil organization from taking over the world. G.I. Joe recruits to new members, Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans). They both get recruited by General Hawk (Dennis Quaid) to help with their mission. Duke has a bit of history with one member of the evil organization named Baroness(Sienna Miller). They used to date and she broke up with him after her brother, Rex (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), died in Iraq when Duke was supposed to take care of him. The evil organization has a secret weapon that can destroy anything and everything in every city in the world.

Breakdown: While G.I. Joe might look like it offers a lot it really doesn’t offer that much at all. It some engaging action but overall it really has too much action. The CGI in the movie looks atrocious and takes away any lasting realisticness that this movie could have had. Also the characters in the movie are not interesting, especially the main characters. I found a few supporting characters to be better even though they had less screentime. They try to give backstories to characters like Duke, Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes but they all fall flat and they offer nothing to the plot of the story.

Performances: The performances here are almost non-existant. Channing Tatum, who usually does a good job, gives a rather mediocre performances here as the star. He shows no emotion and is mostly monotone. Same goes for Dennis Quaid who isn’t in this a whole lot, but when he is he’s nothing special. Marlon Wayans, surprisingly, would be the standout providing the comic relief and giving a better than average performance for himself. Sienna Miller tries to hard to be Megan Fox here and fails to even do that. Although I don’t see why she would want to since Megan Fox is one of the worst working actresses today. Rachel Nichols, Said Taghmoui, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje are all fine as the other members of G.I. Joe, as is Ray Park as Snake Eyes.

Overall: The movie just doesn’t work on any level at all really. Performances aren’t good, way too much action, and even more CGI. I’ve never watched the original G.I. Joe cartoon, but after seeing the movie I really never want to now.

2 thoughts on “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra”

  1. “way too much action” i’d say thats a good thing since its entertaining and we don’t have to hear the crappy acting

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