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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

This movie was every bit as fun as I could have hoped. If you've ever had your GI Joe action figures arrayed in battle order over in a corner of the yard with dirt and sticks and rocks around as your forts and imagined your battles and your wars between Joe and Cobra and Barbie (well you know, you get your figures where you can)then you should love this movie. The story was coherent, the characters were fun and fleshed out just enough to keep the story hurtling to it's conclusion. Was the story cartoonish? Well, it's from a cartoon and comic book and action figure way before those showed up so heck yes it's a cartoon story. The Baroness is hot, Duke is the stoic American hero, the guy who played Dr. Who is sinister and smart, everyone is great in their role. The action and CGI is another step up and the whole movie rolls along relentlessly.

Personally, I'm pretty fed up with the class of reviewers who don't seem to get it. I don't know if it's a desire to stroke their own egos or if it's a mission in life they've all taken to only like 'serious' movies and steer us toward movies that are 'good' for us. I don't know, I don't listen to online or print critics any longer since they don't have a clue. GI Joe is a fun fun movie and I'm going to pay cash money to go see it again.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

After reading all of the reviews and opinions about this movie I was prepared to be disappointed. But once again the snobberatzi was wrong about this movie. It was entertaining, it was fun and it was worth taking the time to go see it in the Theater. Of course, only you know what kind of movies you like. If you liked the previous Mummy movies then this movie tries very hard to capture the feel and fun of those movies. Nothing serious, mummies don't exist and the characterizations are cartoonish - but isn't that what these movies are supposed to be? If you feel like every aspect of the previous Mummy movies need to be recreated then you'll be disappointed. There is no desert, there are no Egyptian mummies or characters here. Instead we have Chinese mummies and that's pretty darn cool. Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh , Russell Long and Isabella Leong bring the Chinese characters to life and bring depth to the story which Brendon Frasier and Company run through. Fun, non stop action, great effects and importantly - one of those movies that will be something you leave on the TV when you flip through the channels to watch something. Comfortable and worthy of the series. Don't listen to the naysayers if you liked the first ones, go see it while it's in the Theater.