On August 7, 2009 “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” was released and many who were waiting rejoiced. However, the movie was not as anticipated.
A viewer’s preconceptions concerning the nationality of G.I. Joe and the boundaries of modern technology may hinder his or her ability to enjoy the motion picture. Despite the fact that the film’s plot is centered around two U.S. soldiers, is strictly an international organization and not the patriotic American toy line of our fathers.
Director Stephen Sommers, having directed “The Mummy,” “The Mummy Returns” and “Van Helsing”, continues his science-fiction style in “G.I. Joe”. Ultimately the sci-fi factor and straying from the nationality of G.I. Joe of old are so prevalent throughout the film that a feeling of disappointment persisted throughout the viewing of this motion picture.
U.S. soldiers Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) are among those assigned with the duty of delivering nanotechnology-based warheads to NATO. This task leads to the above characters’ involvement with G.I. Joe and the introduction of the villainous Doctor (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). From this point on, the possession of the warheads is the central flow of the story. Flashbacks are used to explain the relationship between Duke and the Baroness (Sienna Miller), as well as the correlation between Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-hun).
Some twists near the end of the film feel forced rather than clever, and the battle sequences toward the latter half of the picture are lackluster.
The special effects are, however, far from mediocre and fans of the toy franchise will enjoy the adaptations of their favorite characters. Despite the fact that “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” replaces realism with showmanship and glamor. this film will unquestionably entertain a certain target audience–but that audience is quite limited.