I Want My G.I. Joe! A Review.
Wow! I want my own G.I. Joe!
Action, action and more action! If you want a movie that rarely sits still, then G.I. Joe is the movie for you. Not only does it deliver an all star cast, you get visuals ranging from explosions, futuristic creations, eye candy for both women and men, adrenaline racing action and even a love story! This movie delivered more than I had anticipated.
Not a Cartoon Character Anymore!
If you, like me, grew up in the 60's and 70's, then G.I. Joe was a man, uh...I mean a male action figure that fought in the war. He was rippling with muscles and had big weapons and even though we as children didn't know what war he was actually fighting, he made us feel good to think that every G.I. out there fighting for our country was a G.I. Joe.
In this movie, G.I. Joe is a secret grouping of warfare vigilantes employed by the United States and kept a secret from even the military. The President is aware of their existence however and while "his" role is minute, you can anticipate a sequel to this action packed movie because of the small but significant role performed by the "President" in this movie.
Surprises abound in this film. Promises between loved ones. Chemically run humans who have no power over their controller. Aha! The movie does show however, that true love can always overcome science and mind control!
The ninja warriors give good show and great fighting techniques. The incredible suits that allow our "Joes" to transcend bridges, cars and run faster than a speeding car. The weaponry that most likely makes those opposed to firearms shudder in their seats; knowing that children having watched this intense film will now want replicas of these guns.
Eye Candy and Action; What More Could A Girl or Guy Ask For?
I expected the actors to be beautifully sculpted and refined on their macho-ness and versatility in fighting. I didn't expect the two female stars of the show to be equally macho and intense in their roles. I loved that! I always enjoy movies where the women are strong and heroic and this movie didn't let me down.
The biggest surprise was villian Sienna Miller who played the Baroness. It was difficult to place her throughout the film because of her hair and glasses. She was ruthless throughout the movie and powerful; with just enough softness to allow you to catch glimpses of the woman within.
Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans made a terrific pairing; one with the sex appeal and the strength you'd expect in a Joe and the other with a diminutive sexiness paired with a comedic side. The rest of the cast played their parts exceptionally well. Of course, the villains are always obnoxious and somewhat geeky acting; I promise you won't be disappointed if you are expecting the typical type cast in that. However, as I stated before; Miller was a surprising powerhouse of sex appeal and evil and captured much of the film.
G.I. Joe was a scintillating, constant attack on your senses. It had all of the elements necessary for an action movie and I guarantee you won't be disappointed if action is your craving.
Some parts of this film, I felt, were a bit much for young children. Pushing long needles in heads, slicing up bodies, injecting bio-chemical micro-organisms within people's bodies against their will...yeah....some smaller children may have nightmares over things like this.
Out of five stars I give G.I. Joe; Rise of the Cobra four stars. One of the most exciting films I've seen all summer.