GI Joe: A Real U.N. Hero

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    GI Joe: A Real U.N. Hero

    I finally rented GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, for a $1 from the Red Box by the local 7-11.

    Let me just say, I'm glad it was only $1.

    Here are my concerns/gripes:

    • Marlon Wayans in an action flick
    • GI Joe was not an American force, rather what the U.N. wishes they had.
    • Their base was in Egypt, not Springfield.
    • Their uniforms were too space age, not the standard variances of actual US service uniforms


    I'm sorry, some things don't need to be updated that much.

    *Now, they did a good job with the Baroness and that is all I'm going to say about that*

    Overall it was full of action and some good fight scenes and character development, I just can't get my head past the over modernization of the equipment and uniforms (don't forget the U.N. style make up of the Joes.)

    *Man, I hope they don't screw up Red Dawn next year!*
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    My first thought was "it's only a movie" but the term GI Joe is definitely a US term not a UN term. If it had truly been a UN force, they would have been woefully underarmed, underequipped, undermanned, and sitting around like a target (think Somalia and Lebannon).
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    I also paid $1 for GI Joe at a Red Box.

    I like movies that have some credibility. GI Joe had just about zero credibility. The most laughable sequence was the huge fight at the underwater base - they hit the 'self destruct' mechanism and large ice chunks FALL down through the water crashing the base. Hmmm, last time I checked, ice floated, lol. The whole movie was just about that stupid.

    Fairy tale and lots of CGI, that's all that movie was. Too bad......

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    I took the movie at face value only, it had it's moments, but for the most point was very silly. I too was a little annoyed with the GI Joes being a NATO force and not an American unit.

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    A horrible movie from start to finish. The only good thing was the sexy chick in the skintight leather.

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    I watched it on Blu-Ray at the house on the 73" with surround sound & found it most entertaining.....it's a movie, you should know what to expect.

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    Sienna Miller in skintight black leather.... Rawwwr!!!

    But, other than that, they managed to completely destroy the franchise for me as well as all of the great memories I had as boy growing up playing with the toys, reading the comic, and watching that campy cartoon.

    If anyones interested in an adult version of GI Joe, I'd recommend they check out GI Joe : Resolute. It's definitely a more grownup version of the 80's cartoon.
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    Baroness yes, the rest of it was mediocre entertainment, awaiting Public Enemies on DVD in December.
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    Sorry, but it just annoyed me through out. The constant highschool physics failures just made it completely unwatchable.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    It was a good movie, but like most movies, totally unbelievable, you guys do realize that movies are makebelive right? lol JK.
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    The goatees on Ripcord and Duke kinda annoyed me too.
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    I took it as a movie and watched it as such...

    Much like I watched the Ring Trilogy...

    Sometimes fantasy can be enjoyed, without putting too much thought into it.l

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    I will see the film eventually. I have no interest in GI Joe, but I'm a fan of Christopher Eccleston, who was the Ninth Doctor,when Dr Who was brought back in 2005. Chris plays the main bad guy.
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