History YMMV / GIJoeTheRiseofCobra

22nd Nov '15 2:14:45 PM MightyKombat
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* AcceptableTargets: Averted; France's brutal treatment of Destro's ancestor is what pisses his entire family off. Played somewhat straight after the Paris sequence; [[spoiler:the French move in on the Joes with RAID. And smack Ripcord in the face. And wreck their gear. Then say that the team is banished from the country. The French would rather lose a city.]]
** Well, the Joes DID cause a crapload of collateral damage AND failed at stopping the villains. It could be a {{Deconstruction}} of HeroInsurance, even.



** Actually the entire cast, to various degrees, it's GI ''FRIGGIN'' Joe.
*** Though two are mentioned under DullSurprise.



** Except [[spoiler: he won.]] Sure, the Joes [[spoiler: stopped the missiles]] but [[spoiler: Zartan is now President and working for Cobra Commander, who the Joes think is safely locked up]].



** The novelization seems to add considerable mutual witty banter and, yes, flirtation.
*** While we're talking about [[{{Novelization}} The Book Of The Film]], it also offers HoYay for Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, who seem to be matching OfficialCouple (sort-of) Duke and Ana/The Baroness flashback for flashback, meaningful look for meaningful look. (Bizarrely carries over to the ''Ninja Showdown'' kid's book.) Oddly out-of-place due to the gist of their past relationship being "We really, ''really'' don't like each other."

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** The novelization seems to add considerable mutual witty banter and, yes, flirtation.
*** While we're talking about [[{{Novelization}} The Book Of The Film]],
flirtation and, it also offers HoYay for Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, who seem to be matching OfficialCouple (sort-of) Duke and Ana/The Baroness flashback for flashback, meaningful look for meaningful look. (Bizarrely carries over to the ''Ninja Showdown'' kid's book.) Oddly out-of-place due to the gist of their past relationship being "We really, ''really'' don't like each other."



** What, we need an excuse to scream "COOOBRAAA!!!"?



*** Look on the bright side - at least it's not Shia Labeouf as the leader of the Joes.
19th Nov '15 4:43:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* HarsherInHindsight: The attacks and destruction in Paris after the real-life terrorist attacks on Paris in 2015.
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/ChristopherEccleston's character designed the bunker under the White House. Did you know that as [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] he operated the bunker-like office in 10 Downing Street (the Prime Minister's place)?

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* HarsherInHindsight: The attacks and destruction in Paris after the real-life terrorist attacks on Paris in 2015.
2015 makes watching the ''entire'' movie ''far'' less enjoyable.
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Creator/ChristopherEccleston's character designed the bunker under the White House. Did you know that as [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] he operated the bunker-like office in 10 Downing Street (the Prime Minister's place)?
15th Nov '15 4:23:53 PM MisterCPC
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* HarsherInHindsight: The attacks and destruction in Paris after the real-life terrorist attacks on Paris in 2015.
20th Oct '15 8:58:37 PM freefall4242
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** Rex's "Cobra Commander" helmet. Whoever was in charge of costuming either had no idea what the Commander looked like besides "shiny helmet", or tried to somehow combine Rex's look before he revealed his true colors with the look commonly associated with CC. [[http://thesecondtake.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Cobra-Commander-Rise-of-Cobra.jpg The result]] was...interesting.
10th Sep '15 2:03:09 PM DeCarta
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** Was [[spoiler:Rex's mutiny against [=McCullen=]]] simply the seizing of an opportunity, or had it been part of the plan all along? [[spoiler:Rex already had a special nanomite solution prepared for [=McCullen=], as well as his own sub already branded with the Cobra insignia.]] It's worth noting that, in [[Film/GIJoeRetaliation the sequel]], [[spoiler:both Zartan and Storm Shadow, who were previously loyal to [=McCullen=], serve Cobra Commander without explanation, and nobody seems to have a problem when Cobra Commander abandons Destro, implying that Rex had quietly secured the allegiance of [=McCullen=]'s lieutenants, and had been planning to hijack his TakeOverTheWorld plan all along.]]
** When Zartan destroys the mind control chip during his surgery, [=McCullen=] looks concerned for a moment, while the Doctor doesn't even blink. Was this just Zartan being GenreSavvy and the Doctor not caring, or a sign that [[spoiler:Zartan is already loyal to the future Cobra Commander]]? Either way, [[spoiler:guess who's Cobra Commander's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in the sequel.]]



** Helping to steal [[WeaponOfMassDestruction nanite warheads]] for MARS Industries, [[MasterOfDisguise Zartan]] takes great pleasure in murdering any G.I. Joes who get in his way, notably [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbing Cover Girl through the back]] and taunting [[NobleDemon Storm Shadow]] for his [[WouldntHitAGirl refusal to kill women]]. Escaping from the Joes' headquarters, Zartan murders an innocent traveller for a disguise. At the end of the film, Zartan captures and [[PresidentEvil impersonates]] the President of United States.

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** Helping to steal [[WeaponOfMassDestruction nanite warheads]] for MARS Industries, [[MasterOfDisguise Zartan]] takes great pleasure in murdering any G.I. Joes who get in his way, notably [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbing Cover Girl through the back]] and taunting [[NobleDemon Storm Shadow]] for his [[WouldntHitAGirl refusal to kill women]]. Escaping from the Joes' headquarters, Zartan murders an innocent traveller for a disguise. At the end of the film, Zartan captures and [[PresidentEvil impersonates]] the President of the United States.



* MoralEventHorizon: The Doctor crosses it when it's revealed that [[spoiler:he brainwashed his own sister (who, it should be mentioned, is in mourning because he allowed her to think that he was dead), and is ready to kill her to save himself and spite Duke]]. While he was already a sadistic MadScientist helping in a plot for world domination, this revelation puts him over the line from bad to pure evil.



* NarmCharm: Most, if not all of the dialogue from the Doctor ([[IThoughtItMeant no, not]] [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston that one]]) is incredibly hammy, but Creator/JosephGordonLevitt makes every single bit of it work. The crowning moment has to be when he [[spoiler:declares himself Cobra Commander]]. Could have been ''very'' ridiculous (especially with [[FashionVictimVillain that look]]), but it manages to be a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
--> '''The Doctor''': The time has come for [[spoiler:the Cobra to rise up and reveal itself]]. You will call me... [[spoiler:'''Commander''']]!

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* NarmCharm: NarmCharm:
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Most, if not all of the dialogue from the Doctor ([[IThoughtItMeant no, not]] [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston that one]]) is incredibly hammy, but Creator/JosephGordonLevitt makes every single bit of it work. The crowning moment has to be when he [[spoiler:declares himself Cobra Commander]]. Could have been ''very'' ridiculous (especially with [[FashionVictimVillain that look]]), but it manages to be a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
--> ---> '''The Doctor''': The time has come for [[spoiler:the Cobra to rise up and reveal itself]].himself]]. You will call me... [[spoiler:'''Commander''']]![[spoiler:'''Commander''']]!
** The entire movie is blocked with cliché's, and is burdened with a fairly thin plot and an overabundance of special effects, but despite or even because of that, it's extremely entertaining.



* OneSceneWonder: [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Kevin J. O'Connor]] as Dr. Mindbender in [[spoiler:Rex]][=/=]The Doctor's FlashBack.

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Kevin J. O'Connor]] as Dr. Mindbender in [[spoiler:Rex]][=/=]The Doctor's FlashBack.FlashBack.
** Creator/BrendanFraser as Sergeant Stone.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Part [[DracoInLeatherPants Baroness in Tight Asshugging Leather Pants]], part dislike of the comparatively flat characters of the Joes.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Part [[DracoInLeatherPants Baroness in Tight Asshugging Leather Pants]], part dislike of the comparatively flat characters of the Joes.Joes, and part [[HamAndCheese wonderful performances]] from Creator/ChristopherEccleston and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt.
6th Sep '15 2:07:09 PM DeCarta
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* NarmCharm: Most, if not all of the dialogue from the Doctor ([[IThoughtItMeant no, not]] [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston that one]]) is incredibly hammy, but Creator/JosephGordonLevitt makes every single bit of it work. The crowning moment has to be when he [[spoiler:declares himself Cobra Commander]]. Could have been ''very'' ridiculous (especially with [[FashionVictimVillain that look]]), but it manages to be a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
--> '''The Doctor''': The time has come for [[spoiler:the Cobra to rise up and reveal itself]]. You will call me... [[spoiler:'''Commander''']]!
29th Aug '15 8:17:28 PM nombretomado
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* SnarkBait: Many of the film's cliches, but when the movie opens with "[[{{MST3K}} In the not too distant future...]]", you get an inkling about what you're in for.

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* SnarkBait: Many of the film's cliches, but when the movie opens with "[[{{MST3K}} "[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 In the not too distant future...]]", you get an inkling about what you're in for.
26th Aug '15 5:12:11 PM DeCarta
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* CompleteMonster:
** [[FromNobodyToNightmare Once a U.S. soldier]], Rex Lewis was apparently killed in a failed mission, but had survived, secretly joining [[CorruptCorporateExecutive James McCullen's]] MARS Industries to research advanced nanotechnology, adopting the alias "[[MadScientist The Doctor]]". Testing the mind-control application of this technology on his sister, Ana, the Doctor brainwashed her into aiding in his and [=McCullen's=] crimes for the next four years. Under [=McCullen=], the Doctor developed the Neo-Vipers, brainwashed super-soldiers meant to do his bidding, and whom he [[BodyHorror horrifyingly]] killed if they were captured. After aiding [=McCullen's=] plan to wipe out four heavily populated cities, the Doctor used Ana as a hostage to cover his escape from the G.I. Joes, attempting to kill the Joes and his own allies alike as he fled. [[TheStarscream Betraying McCullen]] and taking control of MARS (which he refashioned as Cobra), the Doctor forced him into servitude, dubbing [=McCullen=] "Destro" and taking the identity of [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] for himself.
** Helping to steal [[WeaponOfMassDestruction nanite warheads]] for MARS Industries, [[MasterOfDisguise Zartan]] takes great pleasure in murdering any G.I. Joes who get in his way, notably [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbing Cover Girl through the back]] and taunting [[NobleDemon Storm Shadow]] for his [[WouldntHitAGirl refusal to kill women]]. Escaping from the Joes' headquarters, Zartan murders an innocent traveller for a disguise. At the end of the film, Zartan captures and [[PresidentEvil impersonates]] the President of United States.
7th Mar '15 10:18:45 AM Anicomicgeek
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Creator/AlanSilvestri does it again for Stephen Sommers, with for instance [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZhNp1jHI04 the Joes' Leitmotif]], starting at 34 seconds in.
** The soundtrack for the videogame by Chris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo-l_t5ZbO0 Link 1st disc]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzG1E_-_EDE Link 2nd disc]] is two disks of pretty impressive music. The brief orchestral version of the cartoon's main theme that appears on the videogame when you [[SuperMode activate "Overload"]] definitely qualifies as a MostWonderfulSound as well, both in a gameplay view and for the hard-core 'toon fans.
30th Jan '15 10:29:41 AM bisonx
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The game wasn't well received.
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