Directed By: Stephen Sommers
Director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) adapts the beloved Hasbro G.I. Joe toy line with this Paramount Pictures production that pits the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity against the evil forces of the organization known as Cobra. [Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie Guide]
No movie this summer has been made fun of pre-release like Stephen Sommers‘ take on G. I. Joe.Â The marketing was horrible.Â The scenes we saw early were unimpressive.Â And the characters looked stupid, uninspired and goofy.Â Meanwhile, the Transformers 2 marketing seemed to showcase a better take on cartoons and toys from the 80s, and we all know how Transformers 2 failed on all levels as a film (yet raked in tons of brainless cash).Â So, is G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra better than this summers earlier disappointments? Yes!