Thursday, August 20, 2009

Go Joe! Get That Sequel Started!

Last night I took my sons, 20 and 15 years old, to see G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra. If could be because my expectations were not high, since it was a summer action flick based on children's toy, but I had a great time. The boys both really enjoyed it too. If you willingly suspend your disbelief and don't bother tracking plot inconsistencies, here are a few very cool things you too will get pumped by:

  • Supersonic planes unhindered by the laws of aerodynamics

  • Hot girls in form fitting leather suits

  • (For the ladies in the audience) Good looking guys in form fitting fighting suits

  • Awesome martial arts fights

  • Tons of gun play, but surprisingly little graphic violence

  • Exciting car/motorcycle/accelerator exoskeleton suit chase scene through the streets of Paris

  • Secret underground bases and secret underwater lairs that would have been impossible to build without the whole world knowing and require no support staff (janitors, cooks etc) to run

  • Nano-technology is always cool

  • Dennis Quaid is large and in charge. Imagine if his Gordo Cooper portrayal and his Tuck Pendelton character had merged and aged 20 years, and you've got General Hawk

  • Revenge and redemption

  • Particle accelerators that can do magical things even Stephen Hawking has not imagined

  • Did I mention the hot girls in form fitting leather suits?


Mama Dawg said...

I'm waiting for the She-Ra live action movie, thankyouverymuch. Girl power!

Youngblood4ever said...

First of all there is no freakin' way you have a 20 year old son...unless you were getting busy in elementary school. You are too young (and hot) to be old enough.

Anyway, good to know. Personally I think I'll go for the Hot guys in sexy suits. Ya, that and the guns. I love guns.

Trooper Thorn said...

Mama Dawg: Say, that sounds like a great idea, as long as She-Ra is not played by Cameron Manheim.

Youngblood: Thank you, but I do, and it's easy to accomplish with objects you find around the house. You reminded me that my picture profile was 2 years old, so I have now posted one from a month ago that shows all 42 of my years.

ZenMom said...

You had me at tight-fitting leather suits. ;)

Actually, I do think this looks like a fun movie - as long as you don't over-think it. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Also? I'm kinda tripping on the 42 thing, too. Really?! I'd have guessed mid-30s. Even with your new pic. Seriously.

tammy said...

What a coincidence. I took my 13 and 7 year old boys to see it yesterday too. They were very entertained, as was I. I was glad to see that they didn't have sex or the f-bomb. And the eye candy was nice.

Cocotte said...

I'm not sure you could pay me to sit through a movie like that, but I'd be happy to share whatever's making you so happy in your new profile pic!

Trooper Thorn said...

Zen Mom: You will enjoy it if you don't think too much. And thanks for the compliment; you are good for the ego.

tammy: Good point; there was just some harmless flirtation and one 'shit'.

Cocette: Steak and mushrooms while camping. Next time you are in town you can join us and have a beer too.

dadshouse said...

I saw this with my 13 year old son, and we both loved it! I reviewed it here: and covered many of the same things - hot women in tight suits, weapons, etc. Funny how Hollywood knows exactly what sort of movie will make us react with thumbs up like that!

Trooper Thorn said...

Dads House: Actually it was reading your review last week that spurred me on to see the movie with my kids. All hail The Internet!!

Ms Scarlett said...

Good to hear my namesake held up the Scarlett name!! Woohoo form-fitting leather suits!

Trooper Thorn said...

Ms Scarlett: You would have been proud.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I liked this show a lot actually... probably because I didn't have high expectations either... and there was the HOT guys in tight form fitting suits! lol!

Trooper Thorn said...

Shelle-Blok: Funny how well Hollywood knows how to appeal to an audience.

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