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Post by nickb1016 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:27 am

Ok so as shocking as this may be G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is currently sitting at 91% on rotten tomatoes with only 1 rotten review out of 11 (RT claims there are 2 rotten reviews and a 82% rating but I only see 1). This is a movie I was expecting to end up with something under 20%. This was even rumored to be one of the worst movies of the summer...maybe even ever. The reviews are so encouraging im beginning to think it could pull off a suprise just like Transformers. The reviews are pretty fantastic so far so lets see how well it can hold this rating.



Meanwhile Julie and Julia is only posting a 64% fresh rating after 11 reviews. Streep is said to be in top form but dont expect this to be the next Devil Wears Prada.

Also District 9 is sitting at 100% after 8 reviews some of them calling it one of the best films this summer.


Maybe the dumping period of summer hasnt began just yet

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Post by Shrykespeare on Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:50 am

Buscemi is going to post now about how all those quotes are from fanboy quote-whores.

And... go.

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Post by nickb1016 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:03 am

fanboy whores or not they are still solid reviews. In fact fan boys are probably the ones who would attack the movie the most. Given its pre release buzz this is a good sign

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Post by silversurfer19 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:45 am

I'm guessing the anticipation was so low for the movie that when it actually turned out to be a little fun (besides the woeful acting) they were so shocked they disregarded its failings (the absolutely diabolical acting).

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Post by Shrykespeare on Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:47 am

So... you're saying the acting was bad? (Grin.)

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Post by silversurfer19 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:52 am

Let's just say.... I don't think Marlon Wayans and Sienna Miller will be doing anything special come Oscar night 2010.

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Post by W on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:42 am

silversurfer19 wrote:Let's just say.... I don't think Marlon Wayans and Sienna Miller will be doing anything special come Oscar night 2010.

Because this is Oscar bait? How many top summer blockbusters get nominated for Oscars? If its a "fun" enough movie, it'll take off financially. If not, it'll barely get to $100 M

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Post by silversurfer19 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:56 am

I'm not suggesting this type of movie is Oscar bait, just that the standard of acting is not its high point. Don't get me wrong, its a fun ride and that's to be admired, especially considering the downer everyone seemed to be on leading up to the release, and its much better than the behemoth which has taken over this summer. I see it performing similar to Wanted, which is a lot better than a few were predicting a month ago I'm sure.

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Post by W on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:59 am

Good word of mouth should push a little higher at least considering this is a franchised property.

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Post by silversurfer19 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:04 am

I wonder how much good word of mouth it will receive though? Even though it's turned out to be quite fun, I know a lot of guys who have already got a bad taste in their mouths just from the trailers, thinking this is the new Street Fighter/ Mortal Combat movie. I don't know how much persuading it will take to get some of them to change their minds. I certainly couldn't change the other half and my brother in law's minds...

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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:25 am

Shrykespeare wrote:And... go.

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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:26 am

Damn, it was too big. You guys get the point Razz
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Post by Buscemi on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:27 am

This talk is a little premature. We should wait until Friday morning, when the real reviews come in.

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Post by W on Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:45 pm

Buscemi wrote:This talk is a little premature. We should wait until Friday morning, when the real reviews come in.

These ones are only pretend?

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Post by numbersix_99 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:18 pm

Well a lot of the ones on Rotten Tomatoes are niche publications, and definitely appeal more to the fanboy world than the general public. There's very few broader mainstream reviews up (in fact I think press preview screenings are being with-held, which is never a good sign). The only broad (ish) one I've seen is Empire, who gave it 2/5.
GI Joe still seems to me to be a film that will get an impressive opening (40 mil) due to curiosity/nostalgia/ Transformers associations/ action/ Sienna Miller in skin tight costume, but plummet from bad WOM
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Post by transformers2 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:44 pm

W wrote:
Buscemi wrote:This talk is a little premature. We should wait until Friday morning, when the real reviews come in.

These ones are only pretend?


Of course W the only reviews that matter are ones that are Buscemi approved.
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Post by J.I. on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:12 pm

And for some reason they won't put up Ain't It Cool News's great review.
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Post by nickb1016 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:26 am

does anyone have any tracking?
im sure that it will probably have G.I Joe doing about 40million, but i have a feeling this is going to be either a huge hit or a huge flop.

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Post by J.I. on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:16 am

RS 8/7

Posted by: notfabio on Aug 02, 18:06

Obviously RS & MTC were waaaay off on Funny People.

Shorts is not tracking anywhere near as well with other services..

GIJOE: Almost Mid 50's (originally they had it low 40's)
JULIE: Almost mid 20's
PERFECT: Mid Single Digits

Future:
POST GRAD: Mid Single Digits
DISTRICT 9: Low 20's
INGLORIOUS: Mid Teens
TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE: Mid Teens
SHORTS: Mid Teens

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G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA 50 million
JULIE & JULIA 18 million
A PERFECT GETAWAY 6 million
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Post by W on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:33 am

District 9 is low IMO. I had a feeling Joe would track higher than 40...

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Post by brockman81 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:23 pm

Way too low for Time Travellers and way too high for Julia. But then again, as we've seen time and time again this year, tracking don't mean shit!
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Post by Donte77 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:32 pm

I am not holding my breath for a great movie but I will watch it simply for nostalgia as 6 mentioned.
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Post by Buscemi on Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:48 am

I listened to a radio spot for G.I. Joe earlier and the only review mentioned was the AICN review. Not good.

Also, they used a Kid Rock song in the ad. Honestly, I don't know which is worse.

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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:50 am

G.I. Joe does not suck.
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Post by transformers2 on Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:24 pm

56% RT rating is not bad thats better than Transformers,Terminator and Wolverine.
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