We were really running out of stuffs to do on a wet monday afternoon so decided to catch this show. It wasn’t a show i had expected much from, so i guess that helped a lot.
I never watched GI Joe when it was a cartoon back in the 80s, so besides the low expectation, i went into the theatre without knowing the original storyline nor the characters. I think the producers must have expected a lot of people like me, for there was no harsh introductions to the main characters. Flashback scenes were plenty to let me know more about the background of Snake eyes and Storm Shadow and others.
Storm Shadow (李炳憲)
Snake Eyes (who knows? and the katana a bit short rite? or is it just me?)
The show is not all deadpan serious, jokes are plentiful and well mixed with all the action and graphics. Guys will be glad to know that there’s a good dose of babe-watch as well.
1) Storyline – 20 / 30
The story is not the most fantastic but it managed to get through with all the actions. If you are a fan of GI Joe, you will know about Cobra and therefore knew that this show does not stick wholesale to the cartoon storyline.
2) Entertainment value – 23 / 25
I find it surprisingly entertaining given that i knew nothing about GI Joe at the start. The actions are very good but don’t expect to have any suspense in the story.
3) Cast – 18 / 25
I only know Dennis Quaid but his role in it was not that significant. Still i enjoyed the characters of Baroness and Scarlett tremendously. Great babes.
4) Pace / Flow – 18 / 20
At nearly 2 hours long, it certainly didn’t feel that way. Meaning to say the show went on very well without being draggy.
I am quite glad to have not missed this show. Its one of those that it very well out-performed its expectations and gave me a very well entertained 2 hours. There is a big likelihood that there will be a part two, so i will be watching for it.