Open Discussion Thread: G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra

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Snake Eyes. Scarlett. Storm Shadow. Duke. And … Ripcord? Okay, so maybe not a whole lot of people who grew up with the ’80s cartoon, and who have been hoarding Joe action figures since they were a wee tyke will be showing up in theaters to see Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. But let’s face it, haven’t we all been waiting to see Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow bang swords on the big screen and in live-action forever? Well we’ve finally gotten our wish: “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” opens today, and this is your official discussion thread.

Have you seen it? What did you think? Has Stephen Sommers raped your childhood? Or has he restored it to its full glory?

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Grégory Fitoussi, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Karolina Kurkova, Byung-hun Lee, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Kevin J. O’Connor, Gerald Okamura, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Dennis Quaid , Saïd Taghmaoui, Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Marlon Wayans, and directed by Stephen Sommers.

“G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” — is it Go Joe, or No Go?

Author: Nix

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  • PittyPablo

    It was horrible, I am glad I didn’t pay for the tickets. It was a two hour toy commercial with no plot or good acting.

    • Obi

      THIS MOVIE was SWEET. For all of you pansy critics who say there was no plot, no acting, and the thing just sucked… GO TO ****

      This movie was up there with Transformers 2. It was sweet, but for some reason the critics hate it…

      I think that we need some new critics, because when one of the top movies, like Transformers 2 gets HORRIBLE reviews…. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG!!! and unfortunately GI JOE got the same crap…

      EVEN THOUGH THE MOVIE WAS AWESOME

      • Records

        Just because a movie makes a lot of money doesn’t mean it’s good. Yes, G.I. Joe was good. Transformers 2 was horrible!

    • http://www.facebook.com/schmoesknow Kristian

      We couldn’t agree more. Check out our review:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otJznZ8YMrw

      Let us know what you think!
      -Kristian

  • PittyPablo

    It was horrible, I am glad I didn’t pay for the tickets. It was a two hour toy commercial with no plot or good acting.

    • Obi

      THIS MOVIE was SWEET. For all of you pansy critics who say there was no plot, no acting, and the thing just sucked… GO TO ****

      This movie was up there with Transformers 2. It was sweet, but for some reason the critics hate it…

      I think that we need some new critics, because when one of the top movies, like Transformers 2 gets HORRIBLE reviews…. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG!!! and unfortunately GI JOE got the same crap…

      EVEN THOUGH THE MOVIE WAS AWESOME

      • Records

        Just because a movie makes a lot of money doesn’t mean it’s good. Yes, G.I. Joe was good. Transformers 2 was horrible!

    • http://www.facebook.com/schmoesknow Kristian

      We couldn’t agree more. Check out our review:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otJznZ8YMrw

      Let us know what you think!
      -Kristian

  • lulzlawd

    2 hours? last time i saw it, itwas 1:30mins

  • lulzlawd

    2 hours? last time i saw it, itwas 1:30mins

  • MarketJane

    It wasn’t half bad really. Infinitely better than Transformers 2… But what isn’t. Still, decent story, lots of action, and Marlon wasn’t 1/4 as “goofy” as the ads make him out to be. Worth a matinee at least.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Those adds use him to try and show the “funny” of the movie, but from what I hear, and like you said it isn’t as goofy as you’d think.

  • MarketJane

    It wasn’t half bad really. Infinitely better than Transformers 2… But what isn’t. Still, decent story, lots of action, and Marlon wasn’t 1/4 as “goofy” as the ads make him out to be. Worth a matinee at least.

    • Deadpool3678

      Those adds use him to try and show the “funny” of the movie, but from what I hear, and like you said it isn’t as goofy as you’d think.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Gonna watch this sh.. But not sure if I’ll watch it at the cinema.

    I mean big movies like Spiderman 4 and Iron Man 2 are the ones I’m waiting to watch in the cinema.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Gonna watch this sh.. But not sure if I’ll watch it at the cinema.

    I mean big movies like Spiderman 4 and Iron Man 2 are the ones I’m waiting to watch in the cinema.

  • http://www.generacion-z.com.ar/ Shingo

    Hi, well, GIJoe series was one of my favorite child, is that many people do not like the movie, I saw not yet, but I think Transformers is going to be like, a stupid but entertaining movie.
    Also do not remember the plot of G. I. Joe? what else you would expect from this movie?
    That’s all Cheers and Beware the Nerds

  • http://www.generacion-z.com.ar Shingo

    Hi, well, GIJoe series was one of my favorite child, is that many people do not like the movie, I saw not yet, but I think Transformers is going to be like, a stupid but entertaining movie.
    Also do not remember the plot of G. I. Joe? what else you would expect from this movie?
    That’s all Cheers and Beware the Nerds