G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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Mar 26, 2013

G.I. Joe Series Episode 2

The closest thing you’ll get to a Now Playing review of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

With Michael Bay’s film Transformers Hasbro proved that its toy lines could be turned into profitable movie franchises and Hasbro also had another major toy line in reserve–G.I. Joe! Like Transformers, this film could appeal both to young moviegoers as well as their parents who watched the 80’s cartoon. But in 2009 the second Transformers film made over $400 million while G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra floundered at $150 million, failing in US theaters to make back the production costs. G.I. Joe returns in theaters this week in a semi-rebooted form, but is G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra a blight on Joe’s history, or an overlooked gem released in a very busy summer? Listen to Jakob, Jerry, and Arnie’s review to find out!

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Movie Details

G.I. Joe
Original Title
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Stephen Sommers
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Bob Ducsay, Brian Goldner
Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Saïd Taghmaoui, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lee Byung-hun, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Arnold Vosloo, Kevin J. O'Connor, Grégory Fitoussi, Jonathan Pryce, Leo Howard, Brandon Soo Hoo, Gerald Okamura, Karolína Kurková, David Murray, Brendan Fraser, Frederic Doss, Peter Breitmayer, Daniel Joseph, Matt McColm
1 h 58 min
Release Date
3 August 2009
Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.

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