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Based on Hasbro’s immensely popular action figures, G.I. Joe is the ultimate elite fighting force, engaged in an extraordinary action-adventure matchup of good versus evil! In G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the G.I. Joe team, armed with the coolest hi-tech gadgets and weapons, travels the world from the Egyptian desert to the polar ice caps in a high stakes pursuit of Cobra, an evil international organization threatening to use a technology that could bring the world to its knees.
The Rise of Cobra is not your grandfather's G.I. Joe. It's more like C.G.I. Joe with explosive special-effects action sequences that provide the film with a surplus of "Boom Boom Pow" (to quote the Black Eyed Peas song that drives the end credits). This blast from the summer past is very much like the metal-munching nano-mite missiles a (literally) mad Doctor (Joseph Gordon-Levitt cashing in some of his indie cred) and McCullen, a Scottish weapons dealer (Christopher Eccleston), threaten to unleash upon the world. It never stops. Ever. The original G.I. Joe action figure was an all-American hero. These Joes are--all together now--"the best of the best," an elite multi-national squad. Two soldiers, Duke (a buff Channing Tatum), an "on the ground, in the fight" kind of guy, and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans), his wisecracking best friend, are rescued by the Joes after they are ambushed while transporting the missiles. These are no ordinary Joes. Snake-Eyes (Ray Park) is a silent ninja, Stella (Rachel Nichols) a bodacious brainiac, Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) the imposing weapons specialist, and Breaker (Said Taghamaoui) the techie. They are led by gruff Gen. Hawk (Dennis Quaid), who barks out lines like, "When all else fails, we don't," with polish. Duke and Ripcord are recruited to join the classified unit after Duke discovers that Ana (Sienna Miller), his former fiancée, is in cahoots with McCullen and now sports the sinister moniker the Baroness, not to mention killer cleavage-enhancing latex outfits. This being the first in a budding franchise, there is much backstory to cover. Flashbacks date back to 1641! But the order of the day is underground military command centers, underwater evil lairs, gleaming high-tech weaponry, breakneck chases, and cool gadgets, such as a speed-accelerating hydraulic suit. It's enough to make you want to dust off your original Hasbro action figures or, the studio no doubt hopes, buy the new ones. --Donald Liebenson
Stills from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (Click for larger image)
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This is a fine action movie. It is a bit predictable, but if this is the genre that interests you it is just fine.Published 12 days ago by Amanda B
Total misfire. Bad cast. Should've been a slam dunk. The sequel reboots and really takes off!Published 21 days ago by Gregory K. Goldman
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|Anyone else having trouble getting their digital copy?||
Jim, email or call the digital copy support center. One movie I bought didn't have the code inside (the box where it said access code was blank). I emailed custserv and they sent me a new code.
Nov 20, 2009 by BBP | See all 4 posts
No more. Check on ebay.
May 26, 2010 by Mohd Faisal | See all 2 posts
|Special Features disc???||
It's DVD because of the Digital Copy on it.
Not everyone has BD drives on their computers yet.
Dec 4, 2009 by Z. Shuman | See all 4 posts
|GI Joe Rose of Cobra DVD Specs SIngle vs 2-Disc Set||
All right! Definitely getting the 2-Disc.
Oct 6, 2009 by Josh S. | See all 9 posts
|G. I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra||
I thought it was alright. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Of course I hate that actor that plays Duke, it doesn't matter what movie he's in. But I thought they did Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow pretty good. All of the other stuff you have to keep in mind that G.I. Joe is a cheesy... Read More
Aug 10, 2009 by Watcher | See all 4 posts
|Bought used Blus of G.I. JOE and STAR TREK; no DC code, after DC expiry...||Be the first to reply|