Chick 1 says:
First off, apologies for the long silence.
Now on to G.I. Joe, which I can describe in one word, and I truly mean this as a compliment, …craptastic! OK, I totally stole that description of the movie from cinematical.com, but it’s completely accurate.
The Basics: Have no idea how to sum this up. Elite group of soldiers, bad guys, stolen weapons, secret training lairs, blah, blah blah. If you’ve watched the cartoon or read the comics, you know. If you haven’t, you’ll catch on quickly. Read more
Chick 1 says:
I have loved this movie since it came out. Watched it the other night with friends.
The Basics: Jeff & Jane Blue, played by Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner, are spies who have retired to raise their adorable toddler girl. Naturally, events conspire to pull them back into the undercover world, bringing new meaning to the phrase Baby on Board. Hilarity ensues.
What I Liked: A great deal of the humor in this movie comes from the charm of the players themselves. Dennis Quaid is sooo cute in this & delivers some great lines. He and Kathleen Turner have sparkling chemistry together, not to mention a great 90′s preppy wardrobe. Really, even the smallest roles add to the laughter and create some quite quotable lines. But no one steals the show like Stanley Tucci in a rather un-PC role as a lowlife thug and would-be assasin. “My name….is Muerte!” There are plenty of laughs all around and all the characters are just so much fun to hang out with.
What I Didn’t Like: Very little. The world in which this story takes place is rather innocent but I really like that. This is total popcorn entertainment. I must admit the action is a bit slow and dated at times. One fight where Turner beats up a kidnapper has to be the slowest non-slow-mo fight sequence on film since the 50s. You can almost hear the director say “Action!” at the beginning of each shot.
Bottom Line: Fun, light, clean entertainment with lots of laughs. Worth a rental.
Chick 2 says:
Okay, I got totally geeked out by a trailer that aired during the Super Bowl, so I guess I have to own up to it. I am totally stoked about…
G.I.Joe: Rise of Cobra.
Yes, really. I didn’t have the Barbie collection growing up (that was Chick 1), I had the G.I.Joe collection. And what a collection it was. I missed the 12 inch doll era, but did get in before the double-action kung-fu grip. I know to someone out there, that means something. The casting looks pretty decent as well – Dennis Quaid as General Hawk (one of the originals), Channing Tatum, and Sienna Miller. I am most excited about Ray Park as Snake Eyes because he is a true martial artist that kicks ass. My only reservation in casting would be Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander. Nothing against Gordon-Levitt, but I just don’t see it. I’m sure it will be your basic summer, Stephen Sommers-directed, kid’s movie, but it should be fun to see my childhood on the big screen. It’s about time.
Here’s hoping it’s better than Scooby-Doo.
Addendum by Chick 1, for your viewing pleasure: