GI Joe: the Rise of Cobra

GI Joe: the Rise of Cobra

Stephen Sommers (2009)

113min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Action-packed to the max, and mounted on a massive scale, the big-screen transfer of Hasbro's other popular toy line (after Transformers) is a nonstop thrill-ride. The Mummy director Stephen Sommers here delivers a terrific blend of comic-book adventure and James Bond-style spectacle, as the special-ops team of super-elite soldiers (known collectively as "GI Joe") battles the mysterious Cobra organisation. The dialogue is hilariously self-aware (when the Eiffel Tower collapses, the French are "pretty upset") and the bold multi-story narrative - with smart flashbacks to the origins of key characters, such as Channing Tatum's patriotic hero Duke and Sienna Miller's evil Baroness - doesn't flag. The marvellous gadgetry, meanwhile, is every action man's fantasy - from propulsive power suits to metal-eating, nanomite weaponry - and is matched by high-quality visuals that continually assault the senses.

Summary

When a powerful experimental weapon is snatched by a mysterious terrorist organisation, two of the soldiers guarding it are recruited into a top-secret military strike force. As they go in search of the stolen technology, they uncover a plot by its creator to take over the world. Action adventure, with Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller and Christopher Eccleston.

Cast & Crew

Duke Channing Tatum
The Baroness / Ana Sienna Miller
General Hawk Dennis Quaid
The Doctor / Rex Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Scarlett Rachel Nichols
Snake Eyes Ray Park
Heavy Duty Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
McCullen / Destro Christopher Eccleston
Breaker Saïd Taghmaoui
Zartan Arnold Vosloo
Ripcord Marlon Wayans
The President Jonathan Pryce
Sergeant Stone Brendan Fraser
Dr Mindbender Kevin J O'Connor
Storm Shadow Lee Byung-hun
Director Stephen Sommers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 7 Aug 2009
Drama