If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I love me some bad monster movies. I will sit through the SyFy channel on a Saturday night and devour those horrific films like they are cotton candy. My love of bad movies also extends to action/adventures. With that in mind, we went to see G.I. Joe. on Saturday.
Wow! All I can say is WOW! 😯 I didn’t think it was possible (really I didn’t), but I’ve finally watched a movie that was so bad I couldn’t even enjoy the ‘bad’ aspect. And truly, that IS saying something. (And here I was thinking Wolverine blew.) I’d heard stories about the CGI being bad. They weren’t an exaggeration. My brother-in-law could’ve done better in his first year on the job. I was actually okay with the bad CGI though. Like I said, I can overlook a LOT in a bad movie. I’m easily entertained. (Bring on the original Blob, several versions of Dracula, Tremors, and I’m there. *g*)
There really wasn’t much of a story in G.I. Joe. I hadn’t expected there to be a good one, but it would’ve been nice if there’d been at least a little one. The most entertaining thing about the film was that it was like a Mummy reunion flick. Every time you turned around one of the characters from the Mummy popped up. (ie Rick, Benny, the Mummy, big bad guy who kidnapped Evie and her child, etc.) In that respect, it was funny. Other than that, it seemed REALLY long. Overly so. Lots of booms, gadgets and under-deverloped characters. No real emotions. People died. You didn’t care. People won. You didn’t care. Couple of baddies got what was coming to them. Yawn. 🙄 There’s a theme happening here.
Save your dollars and go see District 9 next Friday.