Film Review: G.I. Joe

“I've been thinking,” says Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) near the beginning of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, to which his friend and comrade-in-arms Duke (Channing Tatum) replies, “I warned you about that.” Clearly director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, its sequels, Van Helsing) took this to heart: in the first five minutes, a squad of sinister but anonymous super-soldiers led by a literal supermodel (Sienna Miller as “the Baroness,” formerly Duke’s fiancée, Anna) seize a top-secret weapon from a U.S. military convoy “with extreme prejudice,” as they say in these sorts of movies, setting the tone for everything that follows.

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