Monday, August 17, 2009

[Review]G.I. Joe : Rise of Cobra

I guess reviving old franchises like Transformers, Star Trek and on this case G.I. Joe is a tried and tested formula. G.I. Joe (G.I. stands fo Ground Infantry) was a classic comics / cartoons back when I was 4 years old. I watched the cartoons and collected the 4" fully articulated action figures and I guess that was part of my happy childhood. Now imagine me, and the rest of my generation (Yes, I admit I'm getting older)got a chance to relive those childhood happiness with this G.I. Joe film. Anyway, The series got a futuristic upgrade by adding "nano machine" technology to the plot. The movie's main plot revolves around the joining of Duke to the G.I. Joe ranks and you guess it, the rise of Cobra Commander. It is safe to say that this film updated the G.I. Joe concept to a more futuristic "American Army technology" but still retained the original G.I. Joe feel that made my generation loved the series. I do hope that the sequel will repeat or even surpass the success of G.I.:Joe Rise of Cobra, for it is now a link between my generation and the current generation of G.I. Joe fandom. Got to get that Yo Joe!

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