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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  7 August 2009 (USA)
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An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

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Two soldiers stationed in Kazahkstan (Captain Duke Hauser and his partner "Ripcord") are ordered to transport special warheads created by MARS, an arms' manufacturer controlled by James McCullen. When they are attacked by thieves (led by Anastasia DeCobray, with whom Duke has history), they are saved by a top secret, international special forces unit known as "G.I. Joe". The leader of G.I. Joe, General Abernathy (or Hawk) is on the trail of the thieves: an evil organization called "Cobra". While Duke and Ripcord train to join the Joes, McCullen ("Destro") is secretly working for Cobra and plotting to recapture his metal-eating "Nanomite" warheads. Duke and Ripcord (with help from Heavy Duty, Snake Eyes, and the rest of the Joes) must prove that they are Real American Heroes -- by stopping the launch of these warheads before Cobra uses them to take over the world. Written by John Wiggins

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gi joe | warhead | cobra | snake | train | See All (366) »

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Rated PG-13 for strong sequences of action violence and mayhem throughout | See all certifications »

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7 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,708,760 (UK) (7 August 2009)

Gross:

$150,167,630 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Trivia

Skip Woods wrote an early draft of the film, which featured Alex Mann (aka Britain's Action Man) and the evil Naja/Ryan, a corrupt CIAgent. Scarlett is married to Action Man but still has feelings for Duke, and is killed by the Baroness. Snake-Eyes speaks at the start, but his vocal cords are slashed during the story, rendering him mute. See more »

Goofs

When the Baroness is running to the Elevator and when she gets into it, there is no blood on her face. It later re-appears as she is moving up in the Elevator. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bastille Prison Warden: James McCullen, you Scottish pig, you've been found guilty of treason for the sale of military arms to the enemies of our Lord, King Louis XIII, even whilst you sold arms to our Lord himself.
James McCullen - 1641: Your king is a vile bag of filth who murders his own allies. I should have charged him double.
Bastille Prison Warden: You tried to overthrow the Crown in conspiracy with its enemies.
James McCullen - 1641: Unlike your simpleton king, his enemies know that is the true McCullen destiny not simple to supply arms, but to run the wars!
Bastille Prison Warden: Do you ...
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits appear on a giant metal G.I. Joe logo. Visible on this logo are other military logos, including old G.I. Joe stickers, the US flying stars, and the G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 (2005) Sigma 6 designation. See more »

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References Apollo 13 (1995) See more »

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Boogie Bumper
Written by Scott Morris (as Scotty Morris)
Performed by The Charlotte Swing Band
Courtesy of Prime Entertainment Group
By arrangement with The Orchard
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1 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Another ruined childhood relic. Terrible plot, terrible actors, terrible use of the franchise. The only good thing, like most movies nowadays, is the special effects. But who really cares? That is a dime a dozen. You can really see the butchered Transformers producing background in this movie. Way to ruin two old-school childhood icons. Now let's get some "good" actors, not just in shape and a flavor of the month. Some good writers who are uncompromising and actually fans of whatever they are redoing. And most importantly good producers with a vision, not just a ten minute script and million dollar effects with a stamped brand on it.


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