G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra Review (Yes the first one!)

5by5nAs I gear up to see G.I.Joe Retaliation tomorrow (in IMAX 3D) i thought it appropriate to dig up a review I did of Rise of Cobra shortly after it came out. I have to say up front, that review was more of a long rant, and I’ve recently re watched the film so I tempered it quickly to arrive at this rough around the edges article.I wanted it out quickly in case someone had the chance to read it before the movie tonight. Warning, it’s long, and it could probably fit into that nerd rage category in a couple of points.

The first thing i want to do is list some positives, then I’ll look at the movie as just a film, then as a Joe film.

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1. A Few of the Positives:Christoper Ecceltson played a convincing Scottish Destro. Nods to it’s roots like “Yo Joe” and “Kung Fu Grip” are humorous and nice. It doesn’t take itself to seriously. It brought the name G.I.Joe to theaters. It felt more kid friendly and family appropriate than the Transformers movies, which i think is a big plus. My kid could see this well before i would let him see Bay’s sex obsessed explosion films. Continue reading

G.I.Joe’s red ninja shows up in new wolverine line

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Credit in pic, give him a follow good toy fair coverage.

Like this variant a lot more than the retaliation dragon ninja, paint wise. The fig makes a great generic ninja. EDIT: Now that I look on more than just my cell phone I can see they reduced the articulation! oh well, it went from buying  multiples to an easy pass.

To discuss the marvel’s reveals at Toy Fair head here.

To discuss G.I.Joe’s reveals from Toy Fair head here.

-revsears