Aug 9, 2009, 5:51 PM - Re: GI Joe
I went into this movie with the absolute lowest expectations. I did not expect to enjoy this movie. It turned out to be quite entertaining. Don't let the tv ads turn u away from this one.
Aug 9, 2009, 6:49 PM - Re: GI Joe
My son and I we love the movie, he is 8 years old, and probably we are going to see it again but in the Auto cine, now my son said "i have another hero at home", when i put my snake eyes costume.
Aug 9, 2009, 8:50 PM - Re: GI Joe
So I was talking to Mirax today about the last battle with storm shadow / snake eyes...
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And she totally missed stormshadow snapping his swords together to make a single double bladed staff. As with that entire scene... it really seemed very Ep I... and I liked it! Now I have to figure how to make my storm shadow swords shap together as well!!!
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Aug 9, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: GI Joe
You had mentioned those silver things on his back. It looked to me like he only wore them in that final scene with Stormshadow. Almost as though he knew he would need that that one time but not any other...odd.
Aug 10, 2009, 2:07 AM - Re: GI Joe
Just in case anyone can't make it to the theatres....
Click me... (some cursing)
Aug 10, 2009, 3:47 AM - Re: GI Joe
Aug 10, 2009, 11:56 AM - Re: GI Joe
Saw it yesterday with the misses and we both enjoyed it. It was a fun way to spend a hot, Sunday morning. Of course, just about everything was preposterous to the extreme, but I think Art nailed it in that it should've been either a pure kid's movie or a more adult action flick (with more believable content).
I could go on and on about this or that, I'd love to discuss Rex, but don't want to spoil anything.
Costume wise, I was really intrigued by the Neo-Vipers. The static burst in their mics reminded me of Stormtroopers, and I came to actually like their design, whereas before I hated it. Might make a fun project to tackle later this year, and besides, I already have the New Rock boots they were wearing. That's almost $250 there.
Aug 10, 2009, 1:42 PM - Re: GI Joe
The Neo-Vipers were pretty cool. I liked their "backstory" and their armor could withstand a lot of bullet hits to it. Very powerful.
It wasn't the GI JOE comic/toy line I grew up on, but as a stand alone movie for a new generation of young boys and their action figures, it was decent enough. I didn't absolutely love it, but I didn't hate it as much as I thought I would going into it. Snake-Eyes has always been my favorite character of all time and he was portrayed well by the always awesome Ray Park. The rest of the JOEs didn't really do much for me. I did like Scarlett's laser crossbow thing a lot, though. I thought both Storm Shadow and Baroness were pretty cool in the movie, but (as I did before the movie came out) still completely hated the Cobra Commander helmet with a passion.
I did like the few nods to the comics....Breaker blowing the bubble with gum like he did all the time in the comics, the big 99 on the aircraft carrier showing it to be the U.S.S. FLAGG from the comics, stuff like that.
I've been rocking my 1985 Snake-Eyes costume for 11 years now, so after seeing the movie, I am totally doing a "Snow Snake-Eyes", especially since I live in Michigan where we have winter.
Aug 10, 2009, 3:38 PM - Re: GI Joe
Saw it and like it. Not old Joe but a reinvision for sure.
The only thing I have to say is that there was a sea battle and were was shipwreck? I wanted that salty dog with the parrot.
Also didnt the movie remind you of Halo when Duke was suiting up? Masterchief anyone LOL. Also Cobra's mask reminded me of Dr. Doom form the Fantistic 4 movie, just clear.
Aug 10, 2009, 5:01 PM - Re: GI Joe
Aug 10, 2009, 7:05 PM - Re: GI Joe
Just got back with the wife from seeing it...and honestly...if you don't mind a few small liberties to make a 30 minute cartoon commercial for a toy from 1985 into a 2 hour 2009 'action flick to sell more toys to our kids'...and expect it to be as such...you'll walk out satisfied. We both enjoyed it! I agree that Ray Park, Stormshadow and the Baroness definately stole the show. We both felt that it was really refreshing to go to a movie like this and not get bombarded with unneeded cursing, poor attempts at "ghetto slang" and overused sexuality.
Also, it helps to always keep our rose-colored glasses from way back when in their case when going into these types of things.
Definately take the kids to this one. I plan to!
Last edited by DP74; Aug 10, 2009 at 7:12 PM.
Aug 26, 2009, 1:32 PM - Re: GI Joe
Aug 26, 2009, 1:34 PM - Re: GI Joe
why do they always have to put a Jar Jar charater in the movies? it really bugs me!