GI JOE: THE RISE OF CO­BRA Di­rected by Stephen Som­mers. Star­ring Chan­ning Ta­tum, Si­enna Miller, Mar­lon Wayans, Den­nis Quaid

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What would you ex­pect from a film based on the Amer­i­can ver­sion of Action Man? Well, some­thing a lit­tle bit bet­ter than this rub­bish. Why do all weapons of mass de­struc­tion in such films rely on phials of flu­o­res­cent green fluid? Did they con­sciously cre­ate a shot-by-shot restag­ing of the open­ing scene in Team Amer­ica:

World Po­lice? What’s up with Ec­cle­stone’s bizarre Scot­tish vil­lain? An ut­ter mess. 12A cert, gen release, 118 min

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