G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 1.8|5.0 Starsì

G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra works at the juvenile, almost childish, level. Unfortunately, even the special effects can’t carry the story. The script is poorly written. The actors, at times, seem unrealistic. Director Stephen Sommers did not overcome writer Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, and Paul Lovett’s writing flaws. It's surprising that Arnold Vosloo (playing Zartan) picked up this movie after the excellent scripting in The Mummy where he plays High Priest Imhotep. However, his acting saves some of the scenes in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Interesting to see Brendan Fraser in a cameo appearance as Sergeant Stone.

Storyline

James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston) has developed nanobots as a military weapon that has the power to devour metal and other materials.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stephen Sommers for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Erik Howsam, Stephen Sommers, and David Womark for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Destro (Christopher Eccleston), Baron de Cobray (Grégory Fitoussi), The Doctor/Rex (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Young Snake Eyes (Leo Howard), Cover Girl (Karolina Kurkova), Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee), and Ana/Baroness (Sienna Miller).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. It’s a waste of time and money.

Ben Meyers

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