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07.20.2009

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA We've been assaulted with media for the Stephen Sommers directed, comic and toy adapted actioner G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA for quite a while now and the general fanboy consensus seemed to be that the film looks like a steaming pile of manure, due in large part to the unbelievably cheesy dialogue and ridiculously over-the-top action - things that only appeal to those of us with a soft spot for brainless action spectacle of the Michael Bay variety.

A screening was recently held, however, that left a lot of people feeling surprisingly positive about the film. Some downright enjoyed the hell out of it while some said it's not nearly as bad as they were expecting while some offered that despite its mindless action and cheesy dialogue, it's at least better than TRANSFORMERS 2. Go to AICN, Latino Review or Collider to read exactly what these people had to say.

It seems like this movie boils down to one word: Fun. And isn't that what Summer's all about? Decide for yourself on August 7th.

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Extra Tidbit: They apparently also blatantly set something up for a sequel.
Source: AICNLatino Review

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5:21PM on 07/22/2009
This looks sooo good cant wait to watch it!!!
This looks sooo good cant wait to watch it!!!
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11:18PM on 07/21/2009

Lookin Good

Hey, the Eiffel Tower gets destroyed by gingivitis! Let's see Scorcese top that.
Hey, the Eiffel Tower gets destroyed by gingivitis! Let's see Scorcese top that.
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8:34PM on 07/21/2009
Of course it is going to be better then Transformers 2. Being worse is not possible.
Of course it is going to be better then Transformers 2. Being worse is not possible.
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5:25PM on 07/21/2009
JoBlo.com is doing its job by covering this, sure, but it seems that they are falling for the studio's scheme designed to combat the negative word of mouth this movie has been plagued with, by reporting this "news" that GI Joe isn't as bad as first reported.

The first time I saw this trailer, I knew. And the people who saw the first screening proved it. No matter what the PR people want us to believe so they can make their money back - just trust your gut.

And of course they want to
JoBlo.com is doing its job by covering this, sure, but it seems that they are falling for the studio's scheme designed to combat the negative word of mouth this movie has been plagued with, by reporting this "news" that GI Joe isn't as bad as first reported.

The first time I saw this trailer, I knew. And the people who saw the first screening proved it. No matter what the PR people want us to believe so they can make their money back - just trust your gut.

And of course they want to set this up for a sequel - that is the entire point of this movie -the franchise.
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4:17PM on 07/21/2009

SaWEET

I was on the fence about this movie but after hearing about the early word on it, I want to go see it. Plus, that is Rachel Nichols in it. She's a contributing factor.
I was on the fence about this movie but after hearing about the early word on it, I want to go see it. Plus, that is Rachel Nichols in it. She's a contributing factor.
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12:25PM on 07/21/2009
i ain't gonna rush to the cinema for this but it'll prob be fun on cable in the comfort of my own home.

wanna see an amazing, tension filled, action packed and at times genuinely funny flick about crazy gung ho soldiers at war... see hurt locker.
i ain't gonna rush to the cinema for this but it'll prob be fun on cable in the comfort of my own home.

wanna see an amazing, tension filled, action packed and at times genuinely funny flick about crazy gung ho soldiers at war... see hurt locker.
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11:04AM on 07/21/2009
I work in a business where we have to watch movies a month in advance to help set up a portion of the advertising (I cant say more than that) but everyone on staff HATED transformers but LOVED GI Joe.
I work in a business where we have to watch movies a month in advance to help set up a portion of the advertising (I cant say more than that) but everyone on staff HATED transformers but LOVED GI Joe.
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10:04AM on 07/21/2009
If I can sit through Revenge of the Fallen I can sit through anything. At least this seems to have more of a story even though it still may not make sense.
If I can sit through Revenge of the Fallen I can sit through anything. At least this seems to have more of a story even though it still may not make sense.
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9:41AM on 07/21/2009

It's better than you think

If you enjoyed The Mummy, you'll love Joe. There are some really cool action scenes and it doesn't take itself too seriously. It is set to be a three picture franchise, so there is a obvious sequel set-up ending. We will see Serpentor and others come to development in the next film.

Anyone interested? I found out that both 'Terror Train' and 'The Funhouse' have been given the greenlight and will begin casting during this fall. It's nice to hear about some remakes that I can look forward
If you enjoyed The Mummy, you'll love Joe. There are some really cool action scenes and it doesn't take itself too seriously. It is set to be a three picture franchise, so there is a obvious sequel set-up ending. We will see Serpentor and others come to development in the next film.

Anyone interested? I found out that both 'Terror Train' and 'The Funhouse' have been given the greenlight and will begin casting during this fall. It's nice to hear about some remakes that I can look forward to. Unlike the travesty that will be RoboCop!
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8:30AM on 07/21/2009

I still don't care

I still don't care because I've lost faith in action movies . there all the same a little action here and there and then the big climax that out does every action scene before the end.
I still don't care because I've lost faith in action movies . there all the same a little action here and there and then the big climax that out does every action scene before the end.
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7:03AM on 07/21/2009

CVD has a point

I do agree with the consensus that Sommers can deliver some good entertaining romps but CVD nailed the problem with Van Helsing. It was casting right down the line. Roxburgh was appalling as Dracula, the guy playing the Monster was like a hmmed up operatic has been which is a shame as it had all the premise of a great idea. Who doesn't love Universal Monsters?!
I do agree with the consensus that Sommers can deliver some good entertaining romps but CVD nailed the problem with Van Helsing. It was casting right down the line. Roxburgh was appalling as Dracula, the guy playing the Monster was like a hmmed up operatic has been which is a shame as it had all the premise of a great idea. Who doesn't love Universal Monsters?!
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3:44AM on 07/21/2009

Stephen Sommers

The guy knows how to deliver a fun film, THE MUMMY and THE MUMMY RETURNS were both fun flicks and VAN HELSING wasn't that bad, even though he does go over the top sometimes with the action and CGI his films are ultimateley fun to watch.

I never thought this film would suck, the trailer alone made me want to watch G.I. JOE and I wasn't even a fan of the cartoon series, I bet this film will get good word of mouth and will probably end being one of the highest grossing films of 09.
The guy knows how to deliver a fun film, THE MUMMY and THE MUMMY RETURNS were both fun flicks and VAN HELSING wasn't that bad, even though he does go over the top sometimes with the action and CGI his films are ultimateley fun to watch.

I never thought this film would suck, the trailer alone made me want to watch G.I. JOE and I wasn't even a fan of the cartoon series, I bet this film will get good word of mouth and will probably end being one of the highest grossing films of 09.
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2:42AM on 07/21/2009

FINALLY ...

... something good about the movie. Can't wait to see it.
... something good about the movie. Can't wait to see it.
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1:29AM on 07/21/2009

Good.

It is good to hear there might be hope for this project then.
It is good to hear there might be hope for this project then.
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12:54AM on 07/21/2009

Freakin' BARONESS!!

The main reason I'll see it. Saw TF2, and couldn't tell you anything about it, except Megan Fox is in it.
The main reason I'll see it. Saw TF2, and couldn't tell you anything about it, except Megan Fox is in it.
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12:21AM on 07/21/2009

I'm gunna throw this out there...

it's not okay to play a Kid Rock song with your trailer. It makes me want to see the movie less. And I mean, WAY less.
it's not okay to play a Kid Rock song with your trailer. It makes me want to see the movie less. And I mean, WAY less.
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2:30AM on 07/21/2009
Haha. That made me want to see it more! I saw that trailer and after thinking the movie looked completely ridiculous and stupid made me realize the people who made it understand that it is ridiculous and stupid.
Haha. That made me want to see it more! I saw that trailer and after thinking the movie looked completely ridiculous and stupid made me realize the people who made it understand that it is ridiculous and stupid.
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11:27PM on 07/20/2009

Still not sure, but...

I'll probably check it out. Seems like we've quickly run out of summer movies already.
I'll probably check it out. Seems like we've quickly run out of summer movies already.
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11:08PM on 07/20/2009

I actually liked Van Helsing

Granted, I hated the initial viewing in theaters, but gave it another chance on Cable and eventually bought the DVD. That movie is completely misunderstood IMO!!!
Granted, I hated the initial viewing in theaters, but gave it another chance on Cable and eventually bought the DVD. That movie is completely misunderstood IMO!!!
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11:06PM on 07/20/2009
I'll believe it when I see it. Y'know, hopefully.
I'll believe it when I see it. Y'know, hopefully.
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10:58PM on 07/20/2009

Can't wait!

Stephen Sommers fucked up with Van Helsing(actually the casting directors did) but... every other film he's made I've loved. I'm actually excited to see this(which I wasn't until I heard he was directing). Please god, never allow Richard Roxburgh to be a villain in a movie, ever again!!! For once I'm glad to see Christopher "When it rains, it pours" Eccleston.
Stephen Sommers fucked up with Van Helsing(actually the casting directors did) but... every other film he's made I've loved. I'm actually excited to see this(which I wasn't until I heard he was directing). Please god, never allow Richard Roxburgh to be a villain in a movie, ever again!!! For once I'm glad to see Christopher "When it rains, it pours" Eccleston.
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10:56PM on 07/20/2009

johnlock

isnt that still paying for it? Whether its DVD or Theater ur still coming out of pocket for it. Unless u plan on downloading said dvd, well.. now thats a diff story lol

But i think this look like its gona be a fun flick and ill be there day one. Well maybe not the first day, but maybe sunday or something.
isnt that still paying for it? Whether its DVD or Theater ur still coming out of pocket for it. Unless u plan on downloading said dvd, well.. now thats a diff story lol

But i think this look like its gona be a fun flick and ill be there day one. Well maybe not the first day, but maybe sunday or something.
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10:05PM on 07/20/2009

Looks good...

OBVIOUSLY could be WAY better, and should follow the cartoon/comics ALOT more... but it does look VERY entertaining and that should count for something.

And I for one found Transformers 2 in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM entertaing, fun, etc.. at all. Just boring, stupid, offensive, god-awful peice of shit through and through.
OBVIOUSLY could be WAY better, and should follow the cartoon/comics ALOT more... but it does look VERY entertaining and that should count for something.

And I for one found Transformers 2 in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM entertaing, fun, etc.. at all. Just boring, stupid, offensive, god-awful peice of shit through and through.
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9:13PM on 07/20/2009

No way

The only reason why this shit will get decent reviews is because the critics feel bad for Stephen Sommers.

Besides, Transformers 2(despite it's flaws) was at least entertaining.
The only reason why this shit will get decent reviews is because the critics feel bad for Stephen Sommers.

Besides, Transformers 2(despite it's flaws) was at least entertaining.
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8:58PM on 07/20/2009
Honestly, it still looks fucking terrible to me. I can't picture myself enjoying it any more then maybe laughing at it. I'll def. give it a chance on DVD but no way am I paying for this.
Honestly, it still looks fucking terrible to me. I can't picture myself enjoying it any more then maybe laughing at it. I'll def. give it a chance on DVD but no way am I paying for this.
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8:14PM on 07/20/2009

Hmmm

I didn't think it looked good in any way (maybe the snake eyes scenes would be cool) but this is certainly good to hear.
I didn't think it looked good in any way (maybe the snake eyes scenes would be cool) but this is certainly good to hear.
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7:24PM on 07/20/2009
I don't care if this turns out to be the biggest suck fest of all time-I wanna see it! The trailers look amazing!
I don't care if this turns out to be the biggest suck fest of all time-I wanna see it! The trailers look amazing!
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7:23PM on 07/20/2009
cant be hard to be better then transformers 2
cant be hard to be better then transformers 2
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7:20PM on 07/20/2009
I've been waiting for this one. I still can't wait!
I've been waiting for this one. I still can't wait!
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7:02PM on 07/20/2009
So far Joseph Gordon Levitt has really been my only hope tht the movie would be good.
So far Joseph Gordon Levitt has really been my only hope tht the movie would be good.
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6:55PM on 07/20/2009
The latest trailers have been better, so to hear this news I am definitely considering going to see it now.
The latest trailers have been better, so to hear this news I am definitely considering going to see it now.
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