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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Frank Masi

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Wide Release Date:
08/07/09
performer:
Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans
director:
Stephen Sommers
author:
Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a D

Pretty much exactly what you’d expect from the other Hasbro movie of the summer, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra makes Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen look like high art. The F/X are relentless, the acting is god-awful (et tu, Dennis Quaid?), the one-liners are corny, and it goes on forever. Worst of all, the rah-rah teen-targeted flick fetishizes shiny military weaponry to such a degree that it feels like a really expensive (and really irresponsible) recruitment ad. Don’t go expecting an escapist night at the movies; go expecting to be cudgeled into numb, drooling submission. D

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