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So, I took my sister to see GI JOE today. And as usual, some thoughts:

  • "In the not too-distant future." Next Sunday, AD?
  • Neither Wayans nor Gordon-Levitt were problems, really. Ripcord was a character with a sense of humor, not a humorous character. And the Doctor brought back no memories of "3rd Rock From the Son"
  • Oddly, though, the Commander's voice reminded me more of cartoon Destro. Probably for the best, since few can do a good Chris Latta.
  • The suits... a big part of the advertising, a very small part of the movie. And oddly ineffective. If it were up to me, I'd stic them in a closet for the inevitable sequel.
  • Snake Eyes rocked. Even as a child. While his origin is different (and reminiscent of Richard Dragon's) it works for the movie.
  • Nice Brendan Fraser cameo. I guess Alex O'Connell's daughter married a guy named Stone.
  • If I had one negative, it would be that the movie was 50% Duke/Ana, 30% Ripcord/Scarlett, 10% Snake Eyes, and 10% everyone else.
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All in all, a decent popcorn flick.

"For he's a jolly good fellow..."

Date: 2009-08-08 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chattycatsmeow.livejournal.com
Cool - I could use some light entertainment. Thanks for the review.

Date: 2009-08-09 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdg1.livejournal.com
No problem. It moves pretty quickly (it really only drags in Duke's flashbacks... the SE/SS flashbacks are much more kinetic :))

Date: 2009-08-09 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dewline.livejournal.com
So...wait for the second-run theatres to get it?

Date: 2009-08-09 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdg1.livejournal.com
We don't HAVE any second-run theatres anymore. *shrug*

If you want to kill a couple of hours (including trailers) it's decent entertainment. But if you prefer something meatier... nothing wrong with waiting until later.

Date: 2009-08-09 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dewline.livejournal.com
My town still seems somewhat blessed. No more drive-in theatres, mind you, but second-run movie houses still have several places in Ottawa. Mayfair in the Glebe, Bytowne in the ByWard Market/Sandy Hill area(capitalization of that neighbourhood's name intended), the local Rainbow multi-screen complex in the basement of the St. Laurent Mall. I'm hoping to see a six-screen operation about 10-15 minutes by bus from the house similarly converted once its current owners get their big 24-screen house set up elsewhere in the neighbourhood.

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