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AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby skywarp-2 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:52 pm

I read this... and I am not sure what to think.. #-o

Here is the link to the article on AICN:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41702

Edit: this article contains Gi Joe spoilers!
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Vekoma » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:48 pm

GI Joe actually looks good. I would love to see it...but iv visited and spent too much at the movies already... so it'll prob have to wait for DVD. I can't decide if i think Joe looks better than TF by the trailers.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Tyrannotaur » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:48 am

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The First movie in the series is always better than the second. Very few exceptions to that rule (Dark knight, Spider-man 2). I don't think G.I. Joe 2 will be as good as ROC.
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GI Joe: Rise of Cobra to be better than Transformers ROTF?

Postby First Gen » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:43 pm

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Seibertron.com member skywarp-2 has informed us of a movie review posted on Ain't it Cool News covering the newest Hasbro franchise to hit the silverscreen in a live action film, G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

According to the article, a few lucky people got a chance to see a special advanced screening of the upcoming film. While not giving it an Oscar, all the reviewers concurred that the film was well paced with action and story enough for it to beat out Transformers Revenge of the Fallen in the enjoyment factor.

According to Steve Weintraub of Collider.com:

“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is not the train wreck you’re expecting.

In fact, some of the film is quite good. While many of you won’t believe me til you see it with your own eyes on August 7th, last night I got into a research screening of director Stephen Sommers “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” at the Bridge Theater in Los Angeles and came away liking what I saw.

My one sentence: It’s the cartoon come to life.


Without getting too spoilerific for you Joe fans out there, here are some of the finer points of the film that the reviewers say will make it better than Revenge of the Fallen:

-The action scenes are really well done and there are a lot of them.

-The movie is cheesy but fun. Yeah, the dialogue is corny and everyone was either a good or a bad guy, but that’s the cartoon. Also, it never went for the really cheap joke or any bathroom humor.

-The pacing is spot on. With the film clocking in around 1 hr. 45 minutes or so, you’re never far removed from an action scene.

-The plot actually works and makes sense…for a “G.I. Joe” movie. Unlike “Transformers 2″, “Joe’s” got a clear story.


The fine folks over at Latino Review also gave The Rise of Cobra a thumbs up.

For fans of both Transformers and GI Joe, it's shaping up to be an amazing summer with the monster smash Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, still in theatres and on IMAX screens and with GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra due to hit a theatre near you on August 7th 2009.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby TulioDude » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:05 pm

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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby ashe5k » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:09 pm

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I was all for the GI Joe movie until the adds with the goofy looking power armor. Maybe I haven't seen enough of it, but it just looks hokey to me.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:21 pm

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It does look like a very good movie.

But about it being better than ROTF, won't believe it till I see it.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Primus1101 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:41 pm

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People may enjoy it, and since it is an action movie, I'll probably fall in love with it. But, 'enjoyment factor' is hardly something that will be able to kick ROTF from a highspot.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Omega Charge » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:47 pm

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Meh, Don't think this article was really worth being news. Oh well, I'm not in charge.

If GI Joe is better in people's opinion, all power to them.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby DevastatorPrime77 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:50 pm

I actually can't wait to see it. I'm not a big fan of GI Joe but after seeing the trailers it looks good and being better than transformers ROTF is something i will decide when leaving the theaters. :-?
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby TulioDude » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:55 pm

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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:16 pm

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TulioDude wrote:Why people always look for comparisons?


Exactly. other than the orignals being cartoons, there two completly different movies.
Either way i'm not sure if how i feel about what i've seen so far. Not impressed with the vehicles i've seen. And this power up suits aren't really doing it for me either. I don't recall seeing these in the orignal cartoon. Were they ever a part in other GI Joe series? So far nothing really screams "GI Joe" from what i've seen in previews and toys. But i might be out of touch since i only saw the oringal series up to the 90's. (the latest episode i remember seeing was when the Joe's and Cobra teamed up to fight a drug cartelle)
Even if it does end up being better than ROTF who cares? Does that mean GI Joe is better than TF? Nope. Nor does it mean the opisite.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Shadowman » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:20 pm

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TulioDude wrote:Why people always look for comparisons?


It's the easiest way to judge or explain something.

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5150 Cruiser wrote:And this power up suits aren't really doing it for me either. I don't recall seeing these in the orignal cartoon. Were they ever a part in other GI Joe series?
G.I.Joe: Sigma 6 had similar enhancer suits called "Sigma Suits".
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Marcdachamp » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:27 pm

I'm really happy to hear it doesn't suck. Now let's do the crossover flick! Seriously. B-)
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Re: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra to be better than Transformers ROTF?

Postby skywarp-2 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:53 pm

First Gen wrote:Seibertron.com member skywarp-2 has informed us of a movie review posted on Ain't it Cool News covering the newest Hasbro franchise to hit the silverscreen in a live action film, G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra.



Wow! thanks for the News credits! :APPLAUSE:

yeah I don't know, I still think ROTF is a great movie.. I will have to see Gi Joe to determine if the Gi Joe movie is perhaps better structured then the ROTF movie..

However, if Michael Bay were to release the 1st Transformers movie and ROTF as a special extended cut incorporating new footage that closes plot holes, then I would have to say that Transformers is a win..

Let us all hope that fans request or suggest such "band aides" for the current Transformer movies..
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

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Bravo, skywarp2. Congrats for the front page news! :grin:
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Real Devastator wrote:Bravo, skywarp2. Congrats for the front page news! :grin:


Thanks RD! I have to pretty much scour the net almost all the time to keep up with you, and your skills! :D
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Postby Mach » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:01 pm

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Real Devastator wrote:Bravo, skywarp2. Congrats for the front page news! :grin:


Thanks RD! I have to pretty much scour the net almost all the time to keep up with you, and your skills! :D


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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby NuclearConvoy » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:13 pm

Am i the ONLY person who had no trouble at all following the plot in RotF?
I mean, it had big holes but every review seems to paint it as super confusing, but I was never lost or confused...

Also, the Accelerator Suits in GIJoe make the big action scenes look like NOT the kind of action I want from GIJoe.
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Postby vectorA3 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:24 pm

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This is good news. Leaves me hopeful.

On the plus side: The last trailer I saw (when I watched ROTF the 2nd time) was actually quite good, made me want to see it.

Minus side: A friend of mine who worked on the movie (& is diehard Joe comic fan) said he didn't think the film will be that good. Don't know what his opinion is now though. Rumor has it that director Stephen Sommers was kicked out of the editing room & a new editors were brought in -things got so heated. Unfortunately the studio/money men get final say.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby DetectiveFork » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:36 pm

I'm having trouble getting past the really shitty-looking Cobra Commander they went with in the film. Totally screwing up an iconic character can be a dealbreaker.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:39 pm

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DetectiveFork wrote:I'm having trouble getting past the really shitty-looking Cobra Commander they went with in the film. Totally screwing up an iconic character can be a dealbreaker.
Can you point me in the direction of a pic of this new Cobrs Commander? I've been dying to see what he looks like.
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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Shadowman » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:42 pm

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NuclearConvoy wrote:Am i the ONLY person who had no trouble at all following the plot in RotF?


No, I followed it easily as well.

vectorA3 wrote:Minus side: A friend of mine who worked on the movie (& is diehard Joe comic fan) said he didn't think the film will be that good. Don't know what his opinion is now though.


He was an extra, he hasn't seen the final product, which as we've seen includes heavy CGI. That's like criticizing a comic even though you've only seen the pencils, not the inks, colors, or even text.

vectorA3 wrote:Rumor has it that director Stephen Sommers was kicked out of the editing room & a new editors were brought in -things got so heated. Unfortunately the studio/money men get final say.


It never happened, it was just a rumor that got out of hand. Sommers never got fired or kicked out of anything.

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DetectiveFork wrote:I'm having trouble getting past the really shitty-looking Cobra Commander they went with in the film. Totally screwing up an iconic character can be a dealbreaker.
Can you point me in the direction of a pic of this new Cobrs Commander? I've been dying to see what he looks like.


Right here. Sorry it's so small, could soemone find a bigger pic?

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Re: AICN Article, Gi Joe Better then Transformers ROTF?

Postby Jetstorm9221 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:43 pm

I don't want to sound like a jerk but I believe this article was written by someone who hated ROTF and wants to attack it.
And yeah ROFT was also similar to the TF cartoon so he is a real jerk.

Seriously, Power Suits, I didn't even like Sigma Six that much.
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