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G.I. Jane review

An average movie

I actually already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I had it on DVD, I thought I might as well check it out again. After struggling through most of the 80's and the 90's, Ridley Scott would finally make a major come-back in 2000 with 'Gladiator' but, before that, he would release one last flop. Indeed, even though there was a pretty good buzz before its release, this movie turned out to be a commercial and critical failure. Well, since it had a rather lame reputation, I wasn't expecting much from it but, eventually, I thought it was not so bad after all. I mean, sure, the whole thing felt like another misguided ego project coming from Demi Moore but, at least, it was watchable which was definitely not the case with 'Striptease'. Anyway, the concept definitely had some potential and Ridley Scott had managed in the past to deliver some solid pictures with some strong female characters ('Alien', 'Thelma & Louise') so it could have worked. Unfortunately, at least, half of it was seriously weak. Indeed, for some reasons, they decided to add a rather murky political agenda which should have been either properly developed or completely dropped. ย The other thing I also didn't understand is why they didn't touch at all the topic of sexual abuse in the army which is a very well known and documented issue. Also, I wonder why they added those really misguided sexy training scenes involving Moore with barely any clothes on. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, I thought that Demi Moore was actually pretty convincing and even though the whole thing could have been much better, I still think it is worth a look.ย 

Added by johanlefourbe
3 years ago on 12 November 2016 17:31