Monday, August 24, 2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Since I was in the mood for action, I decided to check out this movie based on the toy franchise per one of my tweep's, actionchick, positive review.

What I enjoyed about the movie was its ability to tell the story of each of the main characters - it went back and forth from present to past to help me as the audience understand their background and how they came to be, and tie it all together to the main story line. This was presented quite well and in a very understandable manner.

This movie was action packed from beginning to end. I was on the edge of my seat for the majority part of the movie - something was always happening. Things were fast paced and kept my attention for the entire movie. For me, there was never a dull moment.

Apart from the action and the ability to go into the background of the main characters, I also enjoyed the landscape(s) and different weaponry presented. It was neat to see pretty hi-tech gadgets - very cool.

The movie was not predictable at all - there were lots of twists and turns. I found myself very surprised at times - there were some things that really threw me for a loop. And, especially the ending - it was worth it. I don't want to spoil it for you but let's just say the saying, "Knowing is half the battle," holds true.

If you're in the mood for an action type movie, I definitely recommend this one!

Happy movie watching!

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Kelly said...

I used to watch this cartoon when I was younger. I didn't see the movie because it didn't look much like the animated series, but since you gave it such a good review I'm thinking I'm gonna give it a chance.

Film Gurl said...

Hi Kelly! I didn't even consider seeing this movie until I read actionchick's review. I thought I'd give it a shot. I used to watch the cartoon too, and was always wondering - who is Joe? Now, I know there actually wasn't a character named Joe, haha...thanks for stopping by!