G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Rating: ★★★
Category: Movies
Genre: Action & Adventure

I don’t really feel like writing a lengthy review, especially since I can sum it up in a few sentences. The Rise of Cobra absolutely destroyed — completely obliterated, mercilessly devastated — my childhood memories. The Duke and the Baroness, armed with their mind-numbingly cheesy lines, just about made me go to the bathroom so many times. I kid you not.

It was a fun movie, nonetheless.

I thought I was going to sleep through parts of it (like I did with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince), but I didn’t. I like my action movies…well, action-packed. While I usually get bored with car chase scenes, I actually enjoyed the ones in this. Nothing beats flying cars. And Arnold Vosloo (whom I always mistake for Billy Zane).

The film didn’t pretend that it had something substantial to offer story-wise. It was simply entertaining.

“And knowing is half the battle.”

9 Comments

  1. Keane Rush

    August 10, 2009 at 5:39 am

    I enjoyed the movie. The story was okay and the acting too. From the get-go, I knew that my childhood was to be mercilessly slaughtered by this film so I've already accepted it ( OMG, they just need to do thundercats now and then I'll die).

    You know, When I saw Arnold Vosloo and Brendan Frasier, I was really expecting them to fight since this movie is from the same director as the mummy! haha

  2. Bea Lapa

    August 10, 2009 at 7:22 am

    omgawd! i just realized it now. hahahahah!

    i was asking nicco, “is that tatum channing?? isn't he a dancer??” i was also thinking he looked too young to be duke.

  3. Mito Tubilleja

    August 10, 2009 at 7:30 am

    tungkol kay duke ang buong gijoe movie

  4. Bea Lapa

    August 10, 2009 at 8:22 am

    kasi di ba siya naman talaga ang leader ng joes?

  5. Mito Tubilleja

    August 10, 2009 at 10:04 am

    i mean parang sa kanya lang talaga umikot. sana ginawa na nilang “Yo duke!” ang title hahahaha

    i heart IMHOTEP hahahahaha

  6. Charles Villanueva

    August 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    channing tatum's and the mexican dudes acting sucked ass. pardon for the language. hehe

  7. Bea Lapa

    August 10, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    i was actually worried about that when i recognized him. i was like…”oh, no, it's the guy from step up…he can't act…wonder if he has improved…”

  8. Niccolo Rafael Mapua

    August 12, 2009 at 5:26 am

    IF knowing is half the battle, WHAT'S THE OTHER HALF?!?!

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