G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
MARCH 29, 2013

Channing Tatum takes his first giant leap into action films with “G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra.” The film is helped immensely by its well-known cast. Marlon Wayans re-emerges into something relevant and helpful to his career, Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols are both stunning, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the surprise star of the show, displaying a side of himself unseen in any of his previous roles.

Most of the film is entirely action-based, with a memorable race down the streets of Paris with enhancer suits. Still, the plot does include some intriguing back story, making the rivalry between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow one of the most compelling portions of the film. Bringing these action figures to life is a feat in and of itself, but making them do all the things you imagined them doing as you played with them as a kid and producing an entertaining blockbuster in the process is something to be applauded.

RELEASE DATE
August 7, 2009

DIRECTOR
Stephen Sommers

WRITTEN BY
Stuart Beattie
David Elliot
Paul Lovett
Michael B. Gordon (story by)
Stephen Sommers (story by)

BASED ON
G.I. Joe
by Hasbro

STUDIO
Paramount Pictures

PG-13
(for strong sequences of action violence and mayhem throughout)

ACTION
ADVENTURE
SCI-FI

THRILLER
118 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Mitchell Amundsen

COMPOSER
Alan Silvestri

EDITOR
Bob Ducsay
Jim May

CAST
Channing Tatum
Marlon Wayans
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Dennis Quaid
Rachel Nichols
Saïd Taghmaoui
Ray Park
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Christopher Eccleston
Sienna Miller
Byung-hun Lee
Jonathan Pryce

PRODUCED BY
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Brian Goldner
Bob Ducsay

BUDGET
$175 million

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