G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra [Blu-ray] [2009]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (90 out of 103)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by director Stephen Sommer and producer Bob Ducsay

    Synopsis


    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    Director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) adapts the beloved Hasbro G.I. Joe toy line with this Paramount Pictures production that pits the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity against the evil forces of the organization known as Cobra. Dennis Quaid and Channing Tatum star as General Hawk and Duke Hauser, respectively, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marlon Wayans leading the rest of the cast, including Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Saïd Taghmaoui, and Asian film star Lee Byung-hun. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dennis Quaid
      Dennis Quaid - General Hawk
    • Channing Tatum
      Channing Tatum - Duke Hauser
    • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
      Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Heavy Duty
    • Marlon Wayans
      Marlon Wayans - Ripcord
    • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
      Joseph Gordon-Levitt - The Doctor/Rex



    Customer rating

    4.0
    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Feels just like the original cartoon

      Posted
      TearsintheRain

      No spoilers here. Judging this movie as an adaption of one of the two most popular 1980s cartoons....this is the best one yet. Both the Transformers films missed the target i.m.o., in that they were about the people, not the Transformers. I won't get into detail there. G.I. Joe, on the other hand, gets everything but the costumes right. There are a few things they did that never would have happened in the cartoon. But this is a movie, and the way they did those things worked. The costumes are all different--I would have liked to see at least a few nods to the original costumes, but to be honest with myself, if they had done that, the movie would have looked like a video for The Village People. The only one who looks exactly like she did in the cartoon is the Baroness. But the Baroness is also missing her accent. There's a good reason for that change, however. Aside from the look, this entire movie is just like the cartoon. I highly recommend sitting down and watching a few episodes of the original cartoon before watching this movie. I did. And it's pretty obvious the writers and the director, and the actors, did as well. The writers did a fantastic job. It was so much like the cartoon, with all the crazy plot twists and ridiculously convenient and improbably character connections, I kind of got the feeling this movie was written in the 1980s by the same people who wrote the TV show. This movie moves very fast, it avoids answering all sorts of questions. There's all sorts of technology and fancy personal war vehicles that seem to come out of nowhere...you'll find yourself thinking, "Gee, it's a good thing they had a bunch of those handy" several times. Just like the cartoon.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      GI Joe a high-tech, fast-action movie

      Posted
      JimG944

      4 of 5 stars for the action movie G.I. Joe. OK, so I've lost touch with some of the new things... When you say GI Joe to me, I think of the action toy GI Joe with his circa WWII Jeep and uniform. I seem to have slept thru all of the various modernizations of GI Joe including the comic book, cartoon movies and newer toys. So, going into this movie, I had no expectatoins of what it would be. So, I've learned that the action toy has morphed into an elite military unit with sci-fi special weapons and tools. Only the elite become GI Joe's (men and women) who work out of "The Pit". This movie was very well made. Action from the first minutes to introduce the team during a firefight to protect a truck convoy. Next we find the hero of protecting that convoy is taken to the Pit and introduced to the team; after traning he becomes a GI Joe. The bulk of the movie was focused on the recovery of the item taken from that truck convoy and learning who was behnd the plot. Some good twists and unexpected things. Great action, wow sets and special effects that were seamless, the characters were a bit flat and 2-D hence the 4 stars. Oh, did I mention great action (yes, I did). This is a fun movie to watch and is worth a couple of bags of popcorn to enjoy. I do recommnd it. The blu-ray had sufficient behind-the-scenes contents on a second disk in the set, however, that disk and materials were on SD on a DVD; too bad, no HD extra contents. I do recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      My Childhood Just Died a Little

      Posted
      Parkas4Kids
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      When previews first started airing for this movie, I immediately did not want to see it. I'd already seen the first Transformers movie and rather enjoyed it, but there was something about the G.I. Joe movie that just didn't sit right with me. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that a lot of the action scenes looked as if they'd been copied from Transformers, or perhaps it had something to do with all the horribly cheesy acting that that reeked like month-old limburger. Either way, against my better judgement, I watched the film on Netflix, and I really wish I hadn't. If you were like me and absolutely loved the old G.I. Joe cartoon when you were a kid, do me a favor and avoid watching this movie at all costs. Even if you can watch it for free, the cost is too high, and there's no way to get that time back. It's hard to pinpoint what's so awful about this movie because...well, pretty much EVERYTHING about this movie is awful. The plot, the acting, the action, the dialogue, it's all terrible.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Where are Roadblock and Shipwreck?

      Posted
      cobracommander15

      I have waited for this movie my entire life. It is great when it respects the comic source (Breaker's gum chewing, Hawk is the General instead of Duke etc). It was distracting to see Hawk dressed as Flint, The Baroness as an American involved with Duke, Roadblock...errr Heavy Duty with a Brittish accent and no Shipwreck. Since the cast is made up mostly of Stephen Summers' actors, why did he not ask Hugh Jackman to fill in for the Sailor. Brendon Fraser also pops up for 5 minutes as a Gungho / Sgt Slaughter fascimile. This was a fun movie, and Channing Tatum was great, but I was left wanting something more in line with the Comic. I thought that was kind of the whole point of the film. If they just wanted to create something new, why even use the G.I.Joe name. Also, I actually thought the acting was pretty good across the board.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun trip back to my childhood

      Posted
      ZombieBro
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I really enjoy this movie. It's G.I. Joe, what's not to love? I grew up with this cartoon and it was nice to see it on the big screen finally in all of its live action glory. The movie doesn't take itself seriously, and why should it? It's based off of a cartoon from the 80s. The action is fun, the characters are cool and a lot of stuff blows up. That's all there is really. It's a fun action movie. The downside is that they have a stupid story and tried to throw some love story elements in there. Didn't work. Also, Cobra Commander looked dumb. Overall a fun movie and looks great on blu.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      NO

      Posted
      norbik22

      ...I watched Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Then, I realized why I thought I had seen the GI joe movie before, because they copied half of what happened in the star wars movie. Like the battles between the mini-subs looks exactly like the fights between the starfighters in space. Then, the white ninja has a double ninja sword (Darth Maul and his double light saber). Also, when the white ninja dies, he gets cut in half and falls down a long shaft, just like Darth Maul. There are still tons of other similarities, too, but I can't remember all of them.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA

      Posted
      DYNAMITE

      I HAVE SEEN ALMOST EVERY SCI FI AND A COLLECTION OF 200 DVD'S AND I BELIEVE THIS RATED IN THE UPPER 20%. THIS MOVIE HAD GREAT SPECIAL EFFECTS AND WAS IN A FUTURE WORLD. I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS TO BE IN THE FUTURE WHICH MADE IT A PLEASANT SURPRISE. THE ACTING WAS GOOD AND THE SPECIAL EFFECTS LEFT YOU IN AWE, ALTHOUGH AT TIMES IT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE UNTIL YOU REALIZED THAT THIS WAS THE FUTURE AND ANYTHING COULD BE POSSIBLE. I ALSO BELIEVE THIS LEFT YOU WITH A REALIZATION THAT IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE CARE OF THE PLANET THIS FUTURE COULD BE VERY POSSIBLE.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great action, Bad acting

      Posted
      Essential

      This was a pretty good movie. It had great action. It is a good recreation of a classic name. It benefits from having a lot of big name actors at one time or another. The characters were all beleivable in their personalities. The main thing wrong with it would be Channing Tatum. The guy delivers no conviction, or emotion with his lines. He just talks. There were also no extras on the DVD i got which sucked. If you can stand that, this is a definite buy for your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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