HELP! I think I’m suffering from “reverse hypelash”. I liked Rise of Cobra. And the more I thought and talked about it, the more I liked it. So naturally, I searched the web for reviews on it, only to find that it’s almost universally berated.
That’s fine. That’s to be expected. But what I didn’t expect were some of the reasons given for hating the movie. Some of which are downright SILLY. Like Duke’s rank being captain or even that G.I. Joe are an international conglomeration rather than Real American Heroes. And that’s on top of reviews by people/critics who seemingly haven’t even seen the flick, since they got all the details wrong in their reviews.
I mean, I can understand it if people hate the movie because of the relationship between Duke and… this char whose identity I won’t spoil at this time. Or that they don’t dig Cobra Commander’s origin or even simply that the origins of the characters differ from the old cartoon or comics.
So to cut a long story short, I find myself going from liking Rise of Cobra but accepting that it’s got flaws, to being forcibly loving it. It’s sort of the opposite of when you hate something because a lot of people love it or because those who love it just love it too much.
So yeah, I’m sticking with my earlier review. Rise of Cobra is the best Action Movie of 2009 so far. Star Trek is the better film, although I still enjoyed RoC more. Aaaaand it’s been a pretty weak year overall. To me anyway.