G.I. Joe is a perpetual action thrill ride that doesn’t stop, and even at the end we’re left excited about the events to follow in the sequel (Director Stephen sommers was quoted saying that they are planning to begin filming for G.I Joe 2 next summer.) If you are one that watches as much action films as I do you will enjoy the film, however close to the end, your eyes will start to glaze over from the perpetual action throughout. Regardless of my predilections, the special effects and sizzling performances by Sienna Miller and Channing Tattum string us along the string of dynamite and give you the bang for you’re buck. 

 

So the story revolves around an elite arms manufacturer, James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston) who was born into a long line of arms manufacturers that dates back to the 1600’s. In fact a great great grandfather of his was put into an iron cast face mask for the duration of his life as a result of his doing business under the table with governments that were not allies of the governing power.  Thus the aim of the family afterwards was to accomplish omnipotent power (sovereign control) through the possession of the most high tech and deadly nanotechnological weapons. On the american lines is an elite team of soldiers called the Joe’s (G.I. Joe) that accomplish the mission when all else fails.  Basically we get a fight between the Joe’s and Cobra Command (under the control of McCullen). I’m not going to go in to anymore detail regarding the plot, you should enjoy that in the movie. What I enjoyed in the movie was the duals that took place between Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm shadow (Lee Byung-hung). Even the duals that they did as kids were exciting to watch. For the role as Snake eyes the actor Ray Park- previously having experience  as a martail arts expert, practiced Washu-full contact sport, in prepaeration for the physically taxing role as Snake Eyes. The fight sequences with these two were more dynamic for me juxtapose the pervasive mainstream and highly stylized action sequences.   

 

 

  

G.I. Joe is a perpetual action thrill ride that doesn’t stop, and even at the end we’re left excited about the events to follow in the sequel (Director Stephen sommers was quoted saying that they are planning to begin filming for G.I Joe 2 next summer.) If you are one that watches as much action films as I do you will enjoy the film, however close to the end, your eyes will start to glaze over from the perpetual action throughout. Regardless of my predilections, the special effects and sizzling performances by Sienna Miller and Channing Tattum string us along the string of dynamite and give you the bang for you’re buck. 

 

So the story revolves around an elite arms manufacturer, James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston) who was born into a long line of arms manufacturers that dates back to the 1600’s. In fact a great great grandfather of his was put into an iron cast face mask for the duration of his life as a result of his doing business under the table with governments that were not allies of the governing power.  Thus the aim of the family afterwards was to accomplish omnipotent power (sovereign control) through the possession of the most high tech and deadly nanotechnological weapons. On the american lines is an elite team of soldiers called the Joe’s (G.I. Joe) that accomplish the mission when all else fails.  Basically we get a fight between the Joe’s and Cobra Command (under the control of McCullen). I’m not going to go in to anymore detail regarding the plot, you should enjoy that in the movie. What I enjoyed in the movie was the duals that took place between Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm shadow (Lee Byung-hung). Even the duals that they did as kids were exciting to watch. For the role as Snake eyes the actor Ray Park- previously having experience  as a martail arts expert, practiced Washu-full contact sport, in prepaeration for the physically taxing role as Snake Eyes. The fight sequences with these two were more dynamic for me juxtapose the pervasive mainstream and highly stylized action sequences.   

 

 As far as the acting goes, the actors play there parts. In some parts of this movie that were not ment to be funny I endulged my erge to laugh: for instance in some of the scences with The Doctor ( Joseph Gordon) the acting is remiscent of Star Wars Darth Sidious-as The Doctor peeped from behind pillars and spoke in a stereotypical devilish tone. To add to that the costume that he wore reminded me of Darth Vader without the helmet, but with the breathing machine.   

 

As for the G.I. Joe suits that we saw on the commercials-that excelerate your bodies motion and  strength; some guys behind me in the theatre said that they looked like,” a ton of sh**” , personally I wouldn’t go as far as to say that, but I will say that they could have made them look a little more reminiscent of the Iron Man suit…nobody would have known if they just painted it black.

 

As for the role of The Baroness ( a spy for Cobra Command) I believe that they did her up in a little bit more of a grindhouse(exploitatious) style, than was neceessary. A scene that exemplified this and made me chuckle was when she infiltrated the G.I Joe command and was lowered down on what looked like this pedastle, it just looked sort of funny to me. Aside from that I guess the girl cant help that she’s sexy, but that was all that I felt was in a miniscule way derogatory.

 

 

As a side note I think it is funny that in most movies when it mentions the rise of a faction it really is a oximoron reffering to the fall of that faction such as in: The revenge of the Fallen and The Rise of the Silver Surfer ( don’t get me started on what a horrible job they did with Fantastic Four 2).

 

If you like this movie You will probably like Iron Man, if you haven’t seen it already. I think that this film would have been bigger if there were less movies that delt with that type of Sci-Fi, but hey that’s what sells. I would say go see it, but don’t break your neck in a hurry to you’re nearest theatre.