Stephen Sommers' loud, over produced big screen adventure based on the popular line of Hasbro toys never really gets off the ground. Sloppily directed, with a weak script, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA can't seem to find its rhythm, jerking through awkward flashbacks and clunky exposition with no real sense of timing or pacing. Lots of flash and noise, but not much else.
too bad the review didn't lie..it is mindless,soulless,with choppy acting and silly effect.and what's with all the coincidence (an enemy that happen to be an ex,and a rivaling ninja from childhood memories,.)the only cool thing in this movie is,of course,lee byung-hun,and rachel nichols redheaded beauty
Standard unsurprising and forgettable action flick, only saved by Lee Byung-Hun's charisma as the villain Cobra. Another instance where a great Asian film star gets a role in a Hollywood film which is totally unworthy of his talent...
I will admit, the action is pretty good; but it relies heavily on CG, and the dialog can be terribly cheesy and just plain terrible a lot of the times. Other than that, it knows its place and doesn't want to go out of its way. If Joseph Gordon Levitt had better dialog, he would've acted the ass out of this movie.