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GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra--GO SEE IT!!!!!

First off let me say that I am not a professional critic, nor do I work for anyone associated with this film.  What I am is a fan.  I grew up with GI Joe as a kid, both the action figures and the cartoons and I'd have loved a live action movie  to have been made back then.  I'm also, if you have been reading this blog regularly, a big fan of Christopher Eccleston.  Now I'd have seen this movie anyway, even if Chris didn't have such a prominent role in it.  I also loved Stephen Sommers Mummy movies, my favorite being The Mummy Returns.  SO, now that you know where I am coming from, on to the film!

I loved it and not just Chris' scenes.  You also don't have to be an GI Joe fan to understand what is going on.  The film will show you whatever backstory is key.  It's sci-fi action adventure with some drama and just a really fun time.  I won't spoil anything in this review but the effects are mind blowing, there are good looking men and women in interesting costumes with interesting tech, and there are explosions, lots of explosions.  There is also a really cool underwater battle (think Thunderball with a massive upgrade).  There are plenty of plot twists but not overly complicated and you actually care about what these characters get up to, regardless of whom you are cheering for.

Now, for those critics who complained about Chris' accent, let me just say that I thought it was consistent, well done, understandable, and made it clear that his character was Scottish.  And for those of you who would still complain about all things Gaelic let me just say "Plughaugh mah hon!"  and while I'm unsure on the spelling it does convey my sentiment.





 
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gigs_83
Aug. 10th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen it yet but I want to. I was in an auditorium while it was playing and I heard the accent and was like "OMGACCENT!!!" and nearly died. I really need to see it.
bigbadwolfeboro
Aug. 11th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
It's really a lot of fun and Chris looks and is FANTASTIC!
bigbadwolfeboro
Aug. 12th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
I'm mad and am not sure who else to talk to save another Ecclesfan
You know what galls me? I just got a google alert for Chris because some guy refuses to see the movie because Chris is an atheist. Can you believe it?

If the coward would post in an open site that didn't require log in and a screen name I'd have told him that bad Christians are the #1 reason for Atheism so STFU. I have half a mind to do a post here just to denounce the idiot.
gigs_83
Aug. 12th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm mad and am not sure who else to talk to save another Ecclesfan
You know, that's like how I used to say I hated computer animated movies because I was forced to watch Toy Story when I was 12. My whole class was walking to the theater to see it and since I associated it with school, I hated the movie and refused to watch any computer animated movies up until TMNT and then by Meet the Robinsons I renounced my vendetta against them and now as long as they're done well, I enjoy them (like Ratatouille for example...I was OBSESSED with that movie for a while).

Who cares if someone who worked on the movie doesn't share the same views you do? It's not hurting THEM if you don't go see it. It just makes you miss out on what could be a great experience.

The same could be said about me having a vendetta against The Simpsons and that I refuse to watch the show or ride the ride because it was due to their movie that they tore down Back to the Future...the Ride in every Universal park except the one in Japan. It's not hurting the franchise if I don't, but I loved BTTF so much that The Simpsons will not replace it. Ever. *shrug*
john_jones
Aug. 12th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
[i]Now, for those critics who complained about Chris' accent[/i]
Really, I don't inderstand them. They wanted something from England they received it! I adore G.I.Joe btw and i remember that McCullen is from Scotland if they hear strong scottish accent they also would say something about it. They also compaline Chris' accent!
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