Seeing the trailer for this made me nervous, you know; another awesome idea for an adaptation put into the wrong hands and flunking. Wrong. This is one that stuck with me.. for the better. To create an entire movie as dedication to one of the best action figure lines imaginable is awesome, and the film actually brought me back to my childhood days. For example, they follow the snow outfits to a T and the personal hellecopters make their way onto the screen as well. Each side, both the Joe's and their enemy had futuristic weapons that weren't too over the top or unbelieveable. The nano technology actually gave me goosebumps, hopefully that can't be achieved by humans anytime soon (if it isn't already out being tested) The overall story wasn't bad at all, not too lovey and/or boring, and even though the flashbacks had no real creative way to show back stories of each character, they still worked and didn't become a flaw throughout the plot. Fully trained soilder Duke is hired for the safe military trasnport of newly made nanomite atomic bombs; capable of infitate destruction unless a killswitch is thrown, eating away at anything they touch until terminated. When the convoy is destroyed by others in an attempt to steal the 4 deadly bombs, the two survivors (Duke and Rip Chord) join the Joes in helping defend the weapons. The ending wasn't too confusing either, had it's twist but didn't leave too many people wondering what happened. Experimentation and genetic mutations always have a special spot in my heart and this movie possesses characters full of scars and facial defects all with their own traits and characteristics. One of the only flaws I thought was how each of the soilders under the command of McCullen looked like his descendant (and soon enough his new self Destro), but either way, this film did it for me, can't wait for a new one.. if anything came up after the credits let me know, I didn't stay for them all.
Duke: Ok, that was crazy... What happened to you?
Ripcord: I went through the train. What happened to you?
Duke: I jumped over it.
Ripcord: [pause] You can do that?