GI Joe: Will it win awards? Maybe for stunt work (or hotness), but no, the acting the script, none of that will be bringin’ home any gold statues. It was a little jerky, but that’s sort of to be expected when they try to cover several different plot lines on several different hemispheres in a 110 minute window. Being short probably helped it. There were only a few points where I felt it slowed down to almost losing me.
But it had barely started when Byung-hun-Lee was wet and topless, so it was totally worth my six bucks.
For those who prefer a bit of female sexiness, Jaye and Jinx rock it quite well.
The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, whatever, did his usual muscle flexing and smiling and shit. He’s really not a great actor, but he’s adorable in a giant kind of way.
Probably a bit heavy on the North Korea teasing/bullying/baiting/bashing considering the current, uh, situation. Luckily, for all their aging, irrelevant former basketball stars, they probably don’t get much in the way of current Hollywood hits. Got a few days before they catch on.
And finally, Gun Kata. I’m not sure if anyone else would call it that, and it certainly wasn’t as flashy as in Equilibrium, but it was TOTALLY gun kata.
Like to watch shit blow up and people hacking at each other with swords and wire fighting in (what I am totally guessing were) the mountains of Tibet? This, my friends, is for you.
(EDT to add, yes, apparently it was done specifically as gun kata: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=87061)