First of all: I really have no idea what G.I. in G.I. Joe stand for so I looked up in the net. Apparently up until now, it is still unknown. I know, I know… What the heck, right? But here’s what I dug up:
Apparently, there are 3 speculations about it and even the ones who posted it aren’t sure if that’s the real meaning… Anyway…
Watched it tonight with my dad, my mom and my sister. Had sucky seats because it’s opening night T_T but it was alright since I enjoyed the movie quite a lot.
I didn’t get some of the conversation though because the sounds weren’t too good – but I think it’s the cinema’s problem.
The movie started out with a scene that looked like it was during the medieval age. It just explained the history of the character of “Destro.” I didn’t think that was too important but anyhow, the story starts out with a major threat which is embodied by a handful of nano-technology enhanced warheads.
And the plot develops from there. I haven’t really been a fan of the G.I. Joe cartoon series when I was young. I would rather have watched Voltes V, Daimos and Gundam during those days so I’m not one to judge and criticize the transition of the story from the cartoon series to the movie.
But what I do know is that it was very entertaining.
The graphics were really cool and I would never tire of the idea of the iron-man-like suit. I want one of those. They really did a lot especially with the destruction of one of the world’s most popular landmarks. I really love the work they put into the graphics.
The plot is interesting. In fact, I did not guess some of the twists because I didn’t expect them to turn as such. It went quite smoothly, though it’s not too perfect.
The acting, that’s the only part where I must say they didn’t do a pretty good job. Especially in the scene where Duke (the lead character – who is played by the lead actor from the movie Step Up) was in the operating table. It was a horrible scene because the acting was horrible. I was, in fact, appalled at the acting. But, I’m not saying that it ruins the whole movie, though that scene has stuck in my mind even up to now. It’s just that, they should have remade the scene at least to give the acting a second shot.
Other than that, my only comment about it is that it has the feeling of the early action hero movies. Maybe they really intended to add a touch of its cartoon counterpart into it.
All in all, it’s a very entertaining movie and I enjoyed it a lot, especially with my family.
Overall, I give it: 3.5 stars