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post #21 of 28 Old 11-28-09, 02:30 AM
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Steven, I hope you don't feel we are ganging up on you. I definitely understand your point of view after your explanation of the similarity to Aeon Flux. I still don't necessarily agree, but I understand a bit more!

What did you think of the movie aside from the color/video aspect, though?
The high tech gadgets were like something out of james bond and very cool in this respect. I found some of the jokes laughable also action was not lacking in the slightest. I thought the story might have been better during the middle where we follow the enemies and their plot but I enjoyed the beginning.
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Lol, Steven, we are just expressing our views on the technical merits and story line of G.I. Joe, which is after all a simple movie mostly directed at kids.

Personally, I don't have any plan to rewatch it another time, so I won't be buying this Blu-ray, that's for sure. It was OK for a rental, but no more. I got more important things to watch than this one.

I'll wait for G.I Jane...
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I watched this the other day. The visual and audio effects were very good. The color, filming techniques and transfer to Bluray are all very good also. It's a nice looking movie and it is a fun one to watch. The story is a little disappointing as a lot of other people pointed out.

I was a huge fan when I was a kid, collected the comic book, the toys and watched the cartoon. I liked the origin of Snake Eyes that was told in the comic much better. The fact that he wore the black mask to cover up his horribly scarred face and was mute from the same accident in which he saved Scarlett's life. This also precluded to Snake Eyes' romantic involvement with Scarlett.

The movie strayed so far from the comic and cartoon that I could really only enjoy it for the special effects. The Baroness being Duke's ex-girlfriend and her other relation to a main character is just another example of twisting things. I really hate it when they do that in movies.

On a different note, my kids enjoyed the movie having no knowledge of the old comic, cartoon or toys.
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As always, great work Jon. I really enjoy your reviews.
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I can see this as being very fun for the younger crowd where storyline and continuity are non-issues!

dradius, thanks for your kind words and I'm glad you enjoy them! It's actually fun for me to do these reviews. I wish I had more time to do more, but I do what I can, when I can!

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Spot-on review Jon, imo. I just watched it on bluray, and wished I'd read your review first. I'm admittedly selective in my choice of viewing, but I can usually let a lot slide for action movies, this one not withstanding. Despite the excellent audio, I won't be watching this again. I know it was slanted toward kids, but the script (and acting) had major shortcomings, and call me old-fashioned but I much prefer quality stunts with real people vs cgi cheesiness. I think the only redeeming quality of the movie was the settling of the score between the 'brothers', as I never felt connected to any characters at any level and imo they all could have been zapped and simply replaced by another character. Oh, and my wife wants to know what's under those enormous, ballooned breast-plates on the female soldiers,
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Yeah, they definitely had a huge lack of connection between audience and character. I agree definitely about the 'brothers', though!

I just wonder how it would've been in the hands of another director besides Sommers.

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I really didn't like this movie. It kind of reminded me of Street fighter movie. I think it should of been more darker like the Dark Knight.
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