Netflix Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra

G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra
Synopsis: Cobra = Bad, G.I. Joe = Good.
Pros: Hot lead actress such as Scarlet, and the Baroness, and cool action between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
Cons: Visual Effects look like visual effects, too much plot overshadowing story.
Overview: Dare I say this... but, G.I. Joe could actually stand to be a bit longer, because the plotlines and the story seems to be very rushed. There is surprisinly a lot of story behind these cartoon characters, and director Stephen Sommers squashes all the storyline into the movie way too quickly and thus doesn't give the audience a chance to feel for any of these characters.

Since this is kind of an ensemble character movie, it could have benefited with less action sequences and visual effects and really just getting into the minds of select characters. Like how Star Trek ensemble cast is incorporated in its storyline. And I'd use the left over money to bump up the visual effects sequences.
2 out of 5

Directed By: Stephen Sommers
Starring: Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Eccleston
Running Time: 118 minutes
Budget: $170 million
US Gross: $150.2 million
International Gross: $150.9 million
Total Gross: $301 million

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