Super Movie Friends on ‘G.I. Joe’

Posted by · 10:40 am · August 9th, 2009

Ray Park in G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraI haven’t “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” yet.  I wasn’t one of the Paramount chosen and I’ve been moving my girlfriend up to San Francisco this weekend, but at some point, we do plan to dish out our hard-earned cash in town for a look-see.  Color me curious.

Anyway, David Poland has put together a nice new feature at The Hot Blog called “Super Movie Friends,” collecting a few movie minds to discuss what’s going on at the multiplex.  Below is the excerpt where they discuss “G.I. Joe.”

indieWIRE’s Anne Thompson and Poland clearly hated the film.  CHUD’s Devin Faraci, God bless him, has the thankless job of defending it.  And KTLA’s Toni Molle hasn’t seen it so she just kind of sits there, listening to Poland call “Speed Racer” sophisticated and Faraci chalk “Joe” up to a 10-year-old boy’s kind of film that you’re “supposed to laugh at,” among other talking points.

Take a look after the jump.

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  • 1 8-09-2009 at 10:58 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    Devin has that imbalanced view on reviewing films that drives me crazy.

    He fawns over anything that’s “stupid, mindless fun” and defends it by saying it’s stupid, for 10 year-olds and isn’t to be taken seriously. Then he pulls out the cynicism for anything that has the gall to actually take itself earnestly.

    I remember him ejaculating over freakin’ “Punisher: War Zone”.

  • 2 8-09-2009 at 11:55 am

    colby said...

    i agree with poland….channing tatum has zero talent

  • 3 8-09-2009 at 1:20 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    The whole video from Poland is very entertaining and a very interesting dicussion about the other things they’re talking about too.

    G.I. Joe though is a truly abominable film. Truly everything is bad about it but it’s still better than Transformers 2. It’s 30 minutes shorter.

  • 4 8-09-2009 at 2:08 pm

    Georgie said...

    I’m a Speed Racer defendant, and that’s only because IT IS EXACTLY LIKE THE CARTOON and because I think NASCAR officials should watch it to understand how to make car racing interesting.

  • 5 8-09-2009 at 5:07 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    Speed Racer was awesome, GI JOE! not so much

  • 6 8-09-2009 at 5:18 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    i was laughing to, but sienna miller was hot, cohen doesnt have more talent then sommers, these guys are completely right about everything

  • 7 8-10-2009 at 9:21 am

    Mike_M said...

    Speed Racer was really great, going to see GI Joe on Thursday and I can’t wait…

  • 8 8-10-2009 at 12:59 pm

    Algoresnuts said...

    I took my 9 year old cousin to see this and he was laughing the whole time and that it was a horrible movie. He thought it was on another level of ridiculous. This is coming from a 9 year old. Kids are a lot more intelligent than people and Faraci think. Kids watched Dark Knight; it seems they are expecting more from films. Just because it’s for kids, doesn’t mean you make a bad film. Sorry, there is no excuse for this steaming pile.