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Published:February 3rd, 2010 23:47 EST

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Review from The SOP

By Garrett Godwin

G.I. Joe is the code name for America`s daring, highly trained special mission force.  Its purpose: to defend human freedom against COBRA, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world. 

The Rise of Cobra Review from The SOP

When all else fails, they won`t

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was released last summer from director Stephen Sommars, the man that brought us The Mummy and Van Helsing.  The film starred Channing Tatum (Duke), Dennis Quaid (General Hawk), and Marlon Wayans (Ripcod) as part of the covert, undercover team in a never-ending fight for honor, duty, liberty, and patrotism against James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston, Doctor Who), Duke`s former love Anna/The Baroness (Sienna Miller) and the rest of COBRA.

Like the Transformers movies, G.I. Joe is another popular cartoon from the 1980s that was successfully brought to life on the big screen as well as a nominee for the 2010 Razzie Awards.  Transformers and G.I. Joe may not be Oscar potentials, but they`re great summer blockbuster movies.  We already know who the good guys (G.I. Joe and The Autobots) and the bad guys (COBRA and the Decepticons) because we grew up watching them as fanboys and fangirls, making them popcorn and escapist fun.  These movies rekindle the 80s kid in all of us.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle