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Playing more like a highlights reel from an established franchise than a movie intended to launch it, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra interrupts its barrage of CGI action for only the barest minimum of anything resembling character development.
Didn't Variety give Transformers 2 a Fresh rating, too?
Aug 6 - 11:47 AM
Why are people so happy and cheering for the movie to suck?I don't know how it will be until I see it but there are a TON of people here who haven't seen it and are passing judgment and even hoping that it will be bad.It looks like a decent, mindless action movie... Nothing more... Why is that bad?
Aug 6 - 12:55 PM
I agree, I hate how people are almost wanting it to suck...people like BCENS read every review and say stupid **** like "Didn't variety give Transformers 2 a fresh rating" as if to say they're not credible for liking a movie that most other critics didn't...Give G.I. Joe a chance, it's got enough bad buzz as it is, and if it turns out to be good, all of you bashers are gonna look like idiots.
Aug 6 - 01:10 PM
Sounds like I hit a nerve, JT.....
Aug 7 - 11:23 AM
Yeah, they also gave dragonball evolution a good review.I'm starting to question Variety's credibility
Aug 6 - 01:16 PM
Variety may have rated Transformers 2 Fresh, but I am not sure if it was Richard Kuipers who did the review or not, I think it may have been Jordan Mintnzer or something like that who did the review. I totally understand why people are comparing this to Transformers. After that movie many of us began to wonder if Hollywood was going to go for a formula for movies: Big budget, lots of CGI and explosions but little in the way of acting, plot and script. It is the movie equivalent of owning a Ferrari without an engine. Sure it can look pretty, you can sit in it and pretend to drive, but without the engine there is nothing there. These movies can bring in hundreds of millions because for a lot of people, explosions and action is enough. But for some people they need more substance. It seems that these "popcorn" flicks are all butter and salt without any actual popcorn...and that is just sickening. Hopefully GI Joe will rise above this and not subject us to two hours of empty explosions and lame dialogue.
Aug 6 - 01:45 PM
We just spoke to Richard, and he asked us to mark it Rotten himself.
Aug 6 - 02:55 PM
Vanessa Mae Tumang
I so agree with you
Aug 6 - 11:28 PM
I wouldn't even compare this to a Ferrari without an engine. That implies the package itself looks great from the outside and this movie is anything but. Good action films don't necessarily need ingenious plots or mind blowing performances. However they need memorable characters. This is what made the Die Hard franchise a classic. It's clear from the onset no one cares about any of the characters here and they freely admit it so.
Aug 7 - 07:56 AM
The previews show nothing but people rotating around missles in "super suits" while some stupid song plays "I... AM.. AMERICAN BADASS" in the background.so of COURSE its going to suck worse than anything that's been released this year, and that's tough considering how horrible transformers 1 and 2 were.These kind of movies are nothing but mindless CGI action with no story or writing, and people pay for it, which is good news for the hollywood execs because they don't have to spend extra cash on talented actors, writers, or editors.
Aug 6 - 11:31 PM
DIsagree on one point...the editors of these films do a fine job. They're doing yeoman's work.
Aug 7 - 12:36 AM
I agree with you. If the studio had any faith in GI Joe they would have released it early in the summer and not a week before schools are about to start. The studio saved alot of money on the cast. No stars, some over the hill actors, and a few "whoever heard of" and any women wholook good in leather. If the studio thinks this is the beginning of a new franchise, they're dreaming.
Aug 16 - 10:37 AM