Wednesday, 3 August 2011

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

The Stephen Sommers blockbuster live action version of the 1985 cartoon, I was never a fan of the TV series which is based more around the US military system as the UK had Action Man. I have heard many many complaints from fans of the original series and characters most of them are due to the fact that Marlon Wayans plays Ripcord. The story follows Ripcord and Duke who are escorting some new military weapons when they are ambushed and then Joes swoop in and rescue them and then they get recruited, surprise surprise.
There is nothing that surprising about this film on the whole, but I have to admit that I had a really good time watching it, Marlon Wayans plays the funny man as he is want to do but I thought that he brought a reality to the comedy and was not that bothered by him or any of the rest of the cast as they did what was required to vanquish the bad guys.

The biggest flaw for me was that it was an origin film and it is so left open for a sequel I enjoyed it and I will go and see that when it comes out next year, 3 stars for me.

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