G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
is yet another movie by Paramount Pictures, that came out in 2009. The company is searching for fresh material that would bring back the audience to the movie theaters. The movie itself must be put in the dictionary next to the definition of mediocre, which is " moderate to inferior in quality" . The film also stars Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Quaid and Sienna Miller, neither of which are really given the chance the show their true talents. The person we have to blame is the Director of the picture - Stephen Sommers who also directed : The Mummy and Van Helsing, neither of which are famous for their quality as great films. Of course the move has its peaks like the racing scene in Paris which shows how much the special effects department was involved. One of the worse scenes in the films is at the end when against all laws of physics an entire glacier is destroyed and sinks into the ocean, which is not possible on Planet Earth where the movie claims to take place. The budget is estimated to a 175 million dollars and the film has made about 302 mil. dols. worldwide which is above average. Furthermore the film suffers from bad character development, there are too many characters and not much time in which we can really root for them.
In a way the sense of danger for the characters is lost, which loses the charm of the film.For what you are going to see is - no plot, big action sequences with no explanation whatsoever. Although, I have to admit the film was better than Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which came out in the same year. My point is that if you love brainless action sequences with characters that are not even bothered to be developed then you will like this movie. If not I recommend you to stay at home and watch something on TV. A sequel ot the G. I. Joe franchise is coming out in the summer of 2013, which I predict will be a lot better than its predecessor because of the new director: Jon Chu. G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra is nothing more but a pop corn flick which will be forgotten with the time. I give and 5 out of 10 stars.