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    Remember this is a movie based on toys,
    I expected a rotten story line and great special effects.
    The movie storyline was far better then I anticipated , so it was not as mindless as it could have been .
    A fair effort was made at character development,The scenery and sets were excellent .
    The effects delivered But don't look to deeply into the physics of the action sequences.
    I was a fun movie , pure eye candy, suitable for kids unless you object to violence with no noticeable foul language or sexual images .
    The sequel will be better , but not much.
     
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    Good to hear, since I suspect I will taking my younger boy to see this at some point. I'm hoping he'll forget about the talking guinea pig movie.
     
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    poop in his hand...poop in his hand.....

    dont ask me why but that cracks me up every time i hear it...
     
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    lol. I will admit that part of the preview made me laugh. But the rest looks like it might be able to top Madagascar 2 in terms of parent torture.
     
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    Heh, counting sheep is out.

    Madagascar 2 is in.
     
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    Well, I don't expect "character development" or a complicated plot from what started out as an action figure back when I was a kid. It was better than expected, and it's suitable for young boys to see, depending on whether or not you're raising your boy to be a man. It does contain violence. I would, for instance, take my 9 year old nephew to see it but not a 5 year old.

    For those of us who grew up with the original GI Joe, this movie does it justice. It's tailored to the second generation GI Joe (the one that was smaller than Barbie----yeah, we know why they changed the size!), it's a great movie.

    I had fun.
     
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    Thanks. Looking forward to taking my 8 yr. old boy.
     
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    Wow I heard the movie SUCKED! I also most got dragged to it this weekend (sometimes the wife's guilt trips work to your advantage). My 2 buddies said it was horrible!

    Seems the critics agree that it was horrible. Around the water cooler today, I haven't heard anyone say anything good about it!

    G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra Made My IQ Drop! - iReport.com
    D+ average is not good:
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) - Critics Reviews - Yahoo! Movies
    Rotten Tomoates gives it a big thumbs down!
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes


    You always have to be wary of a movie that doesn't allow pre-critics viewing, since you know it has something to hide!
     
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    Yeah, and letting some critic's opinion make your decision for you is.......? This movie is two hours of tanks, jets, helicopters, submarines with soldiers and supervillains, no different than when kids played pretend except now it's on the big screen with whiz-bang special effects.

    Perhaps you're expecting something Shakespearian?
     
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    It's an action flick with massive special effects ... anyone expecting more will be disappointed. I will be seeing this one myself, on DVD probably. But as long as it's fast moving and has a lot of explosions, I'll like it, since that's all I expect of action flicks. They need to stop pushing to mix everything into movies, it's just not possible. Now we have romance (ie sex) scenes in horror and sci-fi ... as long as GIJoe doesn't have too much of that romance crap, it will rock. ;)
     

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