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4.0 out of 5 stars Great, BUT not better than Transformers the movie
This is the SECOND greatest animated movie made in America.
The opening 10 minutes is so amazing!!!! The camera moves smoothly through a fighting sequence without cutting to another camera angle. And that was created without the use of high tech computer special effects that is used in current cartoons.
I love this G.I. Joe movie, but the title of "Greatest American...
Published on June 11 2004 by Tim
3.0 out of 5 stars Lights! Camera! Cobra!
An enjoyable movie, with an interesting orgin of Cobra. Finally, we sort of get a glimpse of what Cobra Commander looked like under his hood. I felt sorry for the Commander when he was turned into a snake. I wished there were more extras, such as a short look behind the scenes. Got to love those PSAs! "And knowing is half the battle!" I find it highly amusing that...
Published on May 21 2004 by arashi-itybt1
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5.0 out of 5 stars gi joe is a go,
This review is from: G.I. Joe:the Movie (DVD)gi joe the movie is a great movie it is like transformers the movie both movies are great so go rent and enjoy both films
4.0 out of 5 stars "Knowing is half the battle!",
This review is from: G.I. Joe:the Movie (DVD)As excited as I am to see _any_ part of the legendary G.I. JOE series on DVD, I can't help but wish that the original and best JOE movie (the one about the MASS Device) had been chosen for the honor before this one. Although this particular film (which ran at or near the end of the TV series) is beautifully animated and action-packed, its plot is fantastically far-fetched, and way too much time is spent introducing - and then featuring - nearly a dozen new JOEs. Consequently, old favorites like Flint, Scarlet, Snake Eyes, and Lady Jaye (just to name a few) are given little or no screen time. I also dislike the way the script treats my favorite cartoon villain, Cobra Commander. Here we learn the reason the Commander wears a mask, but then he's dismissed as a useless buffoon. Nevertheless, this disc is a must-buy for any fan of the great toons of the mid 1980s. The picture and sound quality are tremendous (though all those flashing explosions may give you a headache), and the special features include no less than 25 of those unforgettable public service announcements that used to close every G.I. JOE episode. You'll also find two vintage toy commercials, and two trailers - which, ironically, pertain to the aforementioned MASS Device movie. I applaud Rhino for this DVD release, and remain hopeful that many more are on the way. YO JOE!
5.0 out of 5 stars A CLIMACTIC END OF AN ERA FOR GI JOE...,
This review is from: G.I. Joe:the Movie (DVD)G.I. Joe and the Transformers were of course, rival shows in a way. They were both by Hasbro, and they both appealed to the same audience. "Joe" was a bit more conventional in my opinion. G.I. Joe was the ultimate 'Cold War' cartoon, with the U.S. being the "Joes" and Cobra representing whatever stood in opposition to the U.S. - and in the 80s, that was the U.S.S.R. Although my heart lay (and still lies) with the Transformers, I consider this movie to be a priceless gem. This was the last segment of G.I. Joe worthy of watching. In the early 90s, the franchise was thoroughly ruined when they introduced "G.I. Joe Extreme". Perhaps the same thing is happening with the Transformers (Beast Wars) - not really a fan at all.
In "G.I. Joe: The Movie" things get serious, and the action/plot is more intense than it ever was in the regular series. The animation is noticeably better (because they brought in Japanese animators to do the 'anime' thing) and the plot is way more mysterious thanks to the introduction of Cobra's creators, the Cobra-La. The Cobra-La (an underground race) are led a floating nemesis named Golobulus (played by Burgess Meredith). They come back, banish Cobra Commander for losing so many battles to G.I. Joe (poor guy - his position had already been severely compromised by Emperor Serpentor's presence). There is some GREAT drama here. (You'll love this...it teaches a good lesson to the kids - it just doesn't pay to be a bad guy...)
On the "Joe" side, Duke takes a backseat to his crazy younger brother, Falcon (played by Don Johnson). With the exception of a few memorable original characters, we focus more on the new "Joes" in this movie - just like we focused on Hot Rod and the new Transformers in the 1986 theatrical release. That's okay though, because Falcon is very likeable.
The BEST SCENE is near the end when Duke and Serpentor square off. The results are a bit shocking, and once again, you're reminded - this ain't the regular cartoon...THIS IS THE MOVIE, which means things get more serious. (Weren't you shocked when Prime died in Transformers the Movie? )Well, things do get more serious - some folks even tell me that certain characters weren't supposed to make it to the end of the movie. (Why don't we see a certain favorite "Joe" onscreen when the characters insist that he's recovering...c'mom it was censored for American audiences - that certain character DID NOT make it.)
The opening sequence (Statue Of Liberty Battle) is incredible. Suggestion: See some of the original "Joe" videos (they're selling them here - or rent them at your local video store) before watching this movie. Then you'll understand just how important characters like Duke, Roadblock and Cobra Commander are. You'll need to understand just how 'old school' they are by the time this movie came out - then you realize the significance of the plot twists.
Thanks for reading this - I loved this movie. Transformers the Movie it is not, however, if G.I. Joe had ended with this movie (which I consider it did), it went out with a bang. Yo Joe!
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun movie, finally available on DVD,
This review is from: G.I. Joe:the Movie (DVD)If you're like most people my age, you most likely will smile at the mention of G.I. Joe. Along with TransFormers (whose movie is due out on DVD in October), this was my favorite cartoon. The opening of the movie is excellent! The movie itself, is good. However, it doesn't focus much on older characters, so if you're looking for such favorites as SnakeEyes or StormShadow, keep your eyes peeled, they appear only in fleeting moments. The new characters are pretty cool, and the revelation that Cobra was created by Cobra-La brings a whole new dimension to the whole G.I. Joe vs. Cobra theme. With a voice cast that includes Don Johnson and Burgess Meredith (who, ironically, starred in the 1945 movie THE STORY OF G.I.JOE), and extras such as the old G.I.Joe commercials and all the public service announcements that played at the end of daily episodes, this DVD is a great way to relive one's younger days.
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally On DVD!,
This review is from: G.I. Joe:the Movie (DVD)Finally, G.I. Joe The Movie comes to DVD. Finally I can retire my original '80s VHS copy. What can you say about this movie? From top to bottom it's superb, from the opening sequence which still gives me chills to this day, to the spores "burning in orbit". The DVD version adds even more. From the wonderful animated menus and chapter selection screens, to 25 of those original "Knowing Is Half The Battle" public service announcements from the show that you KNOW you loved, to '60s and '70s G.I. Joe toy commercials, and more. A wonderful DVD and a wonderful movie.
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I know... And Knowing is half the battle!,
This review is from: G.I. Joe:the Movie (DVD)Yo Joe! This is the infamous (straight to video release) of G.I. joe the movie. Boy does this bring back sappy tears to my eyes. If your a fan of G.I. joe then this is a must. In reference to this dvd version, the picture is clear with no knicks or scrathces. Besides the movie, on the disc you get really cool supplements such as, 25 original, safety messages from classic G.I. joe members such as Flint,Lady Jay and deep six. You also get 2 classic t.v. commericals from old G.I. joe products. Not from the 80's mind you but from the 60's. Also included are two seperate theatrical trailers. For the price, G.I. Joe: The movie on dvd is definatley worth the price of admission.
5.0 out of 5 stars Generation X'ers get ready for a great time!,
This review is from: G.I. Joe:the Movie (DVD)whats better than the famous words "yo joe" yeah sure this is not as good artistically as animation today, but for its time this was great! on top of that whats better than a bunch of joes battling cobra, the subject matter alone makes this movie worth while. when i saw this coming out it brings the great memories of the "cobra-la" and serpentor battling it out with the joes. this is surely a hit and a grat collector's piece for those of you who loved all the joes from snake eyes to tunnel rat and beyond. finally we can all stop looking... for a betamax player to play your old gijoe tape on and can now watch it on dvd... whata great movie.
5.0 out of 5 stars Cobralalalalalalala!,
This review is from: G.I. Joe the Movie (VHS Tape)Yesss! Back in print, kicking bottom or what! This movie rocks. Oh, and have you noticed that villans with organic weapons are all the rage these days? Babylon 5, Star Wars, Star Trek, the list just keeps growing. I want to know who did it first. Anybody got any clues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding movie!,
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This review is from: G.I. Joe:the Movie (DVD)i saw this movie a long time ago when i was a kid. i found it at best buy and i knew i had to have it. i am still a big G.I. Joe fan to this day! i used to own almost all the vehicles and soldiers when i was a kid and they are all long gone but the movie lives on! one thing that touches my heart is the opening scene. the opening scene was outstanding! the song they created for this movie was very good. it made me feel great deep down inside when duke raised the american flag and once again, the Joes save the day. i am in the military and very patriotic towards our country. Even though times have changed and most kids now dont know much about G.I. Joe, i will make sure that my kids will learn about it! YO JOE!!
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