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Action, Fantasy - Superheroes, Sci-Fi

G.I Joe (1): The Rise of Cobra

Released 2009 Rating 12A in UK
Director Stephen Sommers Writer/s Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett
Starring Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Pryce
Source of story An action figure!!
Elevator Pitch An arms manufacturer develops a weapon which can deploy nanobots which eat whatever they touch, and with the help of some dastardly assistants including the sinister ”Baroness” intends to take over the world. Only G.I.Joe a secret advanced military organisation, can stop them. But nothing and no-one are quite what they seem.
Content Almost continuous violence with automatic weapons, swords, martial arts, shells, explosives, guns which sort of disintigrate things, and chases in cars, boats, submarines and aircraft. No sex, but people look lustfully at each other.
A View Actually Sienna Miller, later known only for having her phone hacked, was pretty good. But some of the characters were obviously intended to be, or had been, released as 12” plastic figures, which in some obscure way limited them. It is one of many ultra action films, so if you have a choice, choose something else.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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