Saturday, August 08, 2009

GI Joe: Stay for the second half

GI Joe pretty much sucks until after the training montage half way through the movie. It is just a bit too hokey and unbelievable in the beginning.

Once that is over we are treated to a 30 minute long replay of the opening scene to Team America. Yes, they destroy Paris. And just like Team America, they end up doing more damage than the actual terrorists.

Alright, enough about that. I have to be honest. I'll probably see this movie six or seven times before it leaves theaters.

The director borrowed heavily from other movies. There is a scene where Duke is being chased through ice tunnels in his two-man underwater vehicle. Totally ripped from Star Wars, sort of a cross between attacking the Death Star and running away from the giant underwater monsters in The Phantom Menace.

I already mentioned the destruction of Paris ripped from Team America.

There is also the nanotechnology bit which I think was stolen from that movie with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington. Or was that a Keanu Reeves movie?

But like I said, I will probably see this movie eight or nine times in the next several weeks.

But where the hell was Shipwreck? Shipwreck was my favorite character from the cartoon (although using the guy who was Darth Maul as Snake Eye was pretty cool).

One last thing. Ice doesn't sink! It floats. Morons.

I'll have to look for more imperfections during the ten or eleven times that I see this movie.

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