G.I.Joe Review Episode 025

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G.I.Joe Review Episode 025

Postby Sidewinder on Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:48 am

G.I.Joe Review Episode 025

(1:53:23) The guys discuss their reactions to the movie G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

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Re: G.I.Joe Review Episode 025

Postby Kilcarr on Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:56 pm

Apparently, my log-in DOES still work. :lol:

Anyway, let me preface this by saying that I'm tired, so very tired, of people saying things like Jar-Jar Ripcord, Not my G.I. Joe, and other various, and horrible things about the movie. Let me also say that my exposure to the comics, and cartoon was minimal. I've read probably less than ten joe comics overall, and seen only slightly more of the cartoon. Growing up, my only exposure to joe were the toys. Maybe that gives me a unique perspective, or a big boatload of I DON'T CARE when people complain about how their favorite character was handled. I know what I like, and what I don't like.

The movie, was not high art, clearly. I didn't go in expecting anything out of it more than fun, and that is what I got. Sure there were things I didn't like. I really hated Channing Tatum, but that's not for his portrayal of Duke as much as it is his acting ability, period. The guy couldn't emote to save his life. I also thought the Baroness being forced into evil was rather weak. I honestly would have liked it a LOT more if they had used it as a triple cross, of sorts.

Basically, Baroness is all WAH I'm good, now! Duke rescues her, and as they are capturing Cobra Commander, and Destro we get hit with a swerve that she was evil the WHOLE time, she knew about "Rex's" secret plot to take over MARS, she clubs Duke on the head, and the three of them sail off in their giant sub. To me, it would have totally fit with what I know of the Baroness as a character.

Yes, the CGI was bad, but I've seen worse (Blade 2 comes to mind). I know going in that there was no way they could do a Destro mask, and not have it look goofy. I was fine with this, and when it happened, I just laughed it off.

Those things aside, I didn't really have any other over-arching problems. I was entertained, and left there more excited about Joe as a property than I have since I got back in to this hobby. Plus, I agree with you that the movie was confused about who it was aimed toward, but I always default back to it being largely a kids property, so that's who they want to impress.

Thanks again, you three, for making this, and entertaining me this morning. Your thoughts were well put together, well spoken, and funny, to boot.
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Re: G.I.Joe Review Episode 025

Postby kurt_eh on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:04 pm

I recently discovered the podcast after the nod from the new What's on Joe Mind podcast.

Really enjoying the reviews, keep up the good work!

Christopher, in the review of the movie, I was keenly listening in, hoping you'd bring up the biggest of all plot holes regarding the end sequence of the film.

When is the last time you saw an iceberg SINK? ;)

When they destroyed the icepack at the surface, and everything came crashing down, I kept yelling at the screen "But... ice... floats!"

But, that being said, whenever it comes into rotation on the movie channel, I still tune in.
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Re: G.I.Joe Review Episode 025

Postby Sidewinder on Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:43 pm

kurt_eh wrote:I recently discovered the podcast after the nod from the new What's on Joe Mind podcast.

Really enjoying the reviews, keep up the good work!

Christopher, in the review of the movie, I was keenly listening in, hoping you'd bring up the biggest of all plot holes regarding the end sequence of the film.

When is the last time you saw an iceberg SINK? ;)

When they destroyed the icepack at the surface, and everything came crashing down, I kept yelling at the screen "But... ice... floats!"

But, that being said, whenever it comes into rotation on the movie channel, I still tune in.


LOL I didn't even catch that. To me honest, I was numb by that far into the movie. :wink:

Oh, and glad you've recently found the podcast and are enjoying it.
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