Review Date: April 16, 1998
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Danielle Alexandra and David N. Twohy
Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Demi Moore, Suzanne Todd
Demi Moore as Lt. Jordan O'Neil
Viggo Mortensen as Master Chief John Urgayle
Anne Bancroft as Senator Lilian DeHaven
The second half of the film does add a little intensity, and a spec of suspense, but not enough to make it an entirely enjoyable movie. I mean, I don't really think there's anybody out there that can't confidently predict the ending of the film, eh? Having said that, Anne Bancroft is perfect in the role of the steadfast, political piranha Senator, and Viggo Mortensen draws a wonderful performance as the "hard-as-nails" Major Chief. He even gets to deliver my second favourite line from a 1997 film (the first being "Yeah baby, yeah !! from AUSTIN POWERS (7/10)), "Lieutenant O'Neil, when I want your opinion...I'll give it to you." Yeah baby, yeah !!!
Other than that, the last twenty minutes are the only ones to include any kind of "action" in this film (as contrived and obvious as the conclusion does turn out....), and Demi Moore's performance is adequate. But I guess that if you're in the mood for something that starts off slow, gets a little political, and ends on a semi-action tip, then I guess GI JANE should visit your VCR in the near future. Otherwise, skip it and rent the ultimate "underdog beating all odds" movie called ROCKY (8/10). Maybe you've heard of it? Viggo rules.