It looks like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra had a special screening in Kansas City and reports have already begun to flood the web. I know what you're thinking -- Is the film any good?
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Screening Reports
Surprisingly yes! Well, at least better than we expected. Good enough? One reviewer actually loved the film, so maybe this is just your usual mindless summer actioner, which I typically enjoy. Let's see...
But after seeing the movie tonight all I can say is HOLY SHIT! – this movie blew away my expectations. It's a really good movie. It’s a ton of fun and a great ride. And much closer to the GI JOE I remember than I was expecting. The audience was really into it throughout and they applauded at the end. As we walked out of the theater you could hear how excited people were about having seen the movie. I can honestly say that it’s one of the most entertaining and fun summer movies I have seen.
For one, it has amazing action in it. There are 5 huge action sequences which are as good as anything I’ve ever seen. In particular there is a scene in Paris in the middle of the film that is just mind-blowing.
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is not the train wreck you’re expecting.
When Paramount decided to make a “G.I. Joe” movie, you knew they could only go in one direction with Hasbro as a producing partner - make a live-action cartoon that’s designed to sell toys - and that’s exactly what they did. Instead of trying to explain a convoluted plot and give a back-story to every character, the film jumps right into the action and never slows down till the end credits.
So, if my math is right here, it looks like the first impressions of G.I. Joe are positive. Wha?! Check out the full reviews by clicking the links above.