Critic Review - Village Voice

After a first hour that plays like a bad TV show, Sommers hits his groove with an over-the-top Paris chase sequence that, in turn, leads to an underwater finale that's absurdly overproduced, momentarily diverting, and then instantly forgettable.

August 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment (1)
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J P.


I understand the idea that they sold out to big action in place of plot line. But to any one who ever was familiar with the GI Joe franchise, over the top is what GI Joe is made of. Yes they could have written some more but they followed very closely to the type of scenarios that all of the consecutive developments and off-shoots that the cartoons and toys dealt with. I'm not saying you are wrong but posing the question, which is more important, pleasing the greater populous or being "true" to what the franchise is?

Oct 29 - 01:50 PM

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