On Friday, my girlfriend and I went to see GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. I warned her that I thought it would be a very bad movie, but out of respect to some of the best toys a boy could hope for and some very underrated comic books back in the 1980s published by Marvel, I just had to go.
The film was every bit as disastrous as I’d imagined it would be.
The campiness utterly ruined what could have been a good movie. It seems the director not only wanted to remind us that GI JOE originated from kids’ toys, he wanted his actors to seem adolescent. I felt like I was watching an episode of Charmed or Buffy The Vampire Slayer combined with an episode of The Unit.
The horrible and stilted romance scenes, the outrageous gun play and the wandering away from the comic book storylines all proved to make one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.
Don’t listen to the critics who end their criques with oddly satisfying. This flick is a waste of money.