22 Jump Street (2014) – Movie Trailer

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. Directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, 22 Jump Street opens on June 13, 2014.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2012) Trailer

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Cobra spy Zartan has most of the Joes assassinated, the remaining Joes band together to strike back. Directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Park, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens on June 29, 2012.

The Eagle (2011) Trailer

The Eagle is a film that centers Roman-ruled Britain in 140 AD. A young Roman soldier Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) embarks on a quest to restore the reputation of his father, the one-time commander of Rome’s Ninth Legion, who disappeared in the mountains of Scotland twenty years earlier. Directed by Kevin Macdonald (State of Play), The Eagle stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland. The film opens on February 11, 2011.

The Dilemma (2011) Trailer

The Dilemma is a comedy film about a man who discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair. Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah, The Dilemma opens on January 14, 2011.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) – Movie Review

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a live-action film based on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy franchise by Hasbro.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid, Saïd Taghmaoui, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid, Saïd Taghmaoui, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) are military and are involved in transporting extremely dangerous warheads. Their caravan is ambushed by a group of mercenaries led by the Baroness (Sienna Miller), who possesses highly advanced weapons far more superior than the NATO transport unit. Duke and Ripcord’s fellow soldiers are all killed by the mercenaries. The Baroness spares the life of Duke, as Duke knows her as Amy Lewis. All of a sudden, G.I. Joe appear out of nowhere and attack the mercenary, forcing them to escape leaving behind the warheads.

Sienna Miller in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
Sienna Miller in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

Later on, Duke and Ripcord are recruited by General Hawk (Dennis Quaid) to join the ranks of the Alpha Team, the G.I. Joes and they are brought to The Pit, the home of the Joes where Duke and Ripcord have to go through military training where most parts involve virtual reality. When they pass their tests with flying colors, they are immediately engaged in battles with the mercenaries when the mercenaries invades The Pit to steal the warheads. It is known that the mercenaries known as Cobra is led by James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston), the person responsible in using NATO’s funds to make the warheads and then steal them back.

Duke, Ripcord, Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), Snake-Eyes (Ray Park), Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Breaker (Saïd Taghmaoui) are sent to Paris to stop Cobra from activating the warheads. However, they are too late as Baroness and Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-hun) manage to activate the warhead, killing Baron de Cobray in the process.

After all the high speed car chase with Duke and Ripcord in highly advanced suits which make them incredibly fast and nearly invincible, Scarlett in a superbike and Snake-Eyes on top of the jeep that Baroness and Storm Shadow are in, Storm Shadow manages to destroy The Eiffel Tower even though Duke manages to stop the nano bugs which come from the warhead to continue to destroy the entire city.

Throughout the movie, there are numerous flashbacks to further depict the story behind everything includes how Duke’s ex-fiancée, Amy Lewis is recruited into Cobra and how the entire military thinks Rex Lewis (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Amy’s brother is killed but actually survived and becomes “The Doctor”, Cobra’s highly intelligent scientist.

The movie is like the combination of “Watchmen” and “Terminator Salvation” in which the world is going to end but in G.I. Joe, “When All Else Fails, They Don’t”. That’s the motto of the movie. And as a matter of fact, it doesn’t fail. It is surely highly entertaining, full of actions and has the right elements and is occassionally comical.

My ratings: 8 out of 10.