G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
(USA, 2009, 118 minutes)
Two Special Operations soldiers are co-opted into the secret G. I. Joe organisation in order to retrieve a revolutionary new warhead that has been stolen by a mysterious enemy. Agreeably ludicrous gung-ho comic-book actioner from a long-running line of toys; not unpleasant as a time-passer if you take it at face value, which is the only way it can be taken.
Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present, in association with Hasbro, a Di Bonaventura Pictures production. Starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Byung-Hun Lee, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Saïd Taghmaoui, Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Marlon Wayans; and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Stephen Sommers; produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brian Goldner, Bob Ducsay; screenplay by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot and Paul Lovett, based on a story by Michael B. Gordon, Stuart Beattie and Stephen Sommers; music by Alan Silvestri; director of photography (DeLuxe, Panavision), Mitchell Amundsen; production designer, Ed Verreaux; costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick; film editors, Bob Ducsay, Jim May; visual effects supervisor, Boyd Shermis.