The Washington Times - August 17, 2009, 04:27PM

By Heidi Bridges

Disclaimer: I did not grow up as a G.I. Joe kid. I know very little about the Joe story. And as I’ve said before, I really like the popcorn induced experience of going to the movies and can be talked into going to almost any movie in the theater. 

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This past weekend, I was bribed with the promise of movie theater treats to see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Now, I usually hold action movies to a pretty low standard, but I must say, I really liked it! That Baroness is one sassy chick, and the Accelerator Suits that seemed so ridiculous in the trailers were actually pretty darn awesome on-screen. The story is believable enough, the characters are likable enough (or hate worthy enough when we’re talking Cobra), and the action was downright cool. I would watch it again and likely will at least once when it comes out on DVD. All this is despite the chatty teenage double-date going on behind me, the tween girl giggle-fest in front of me, and the dudes to my left saying, “Aw – that was sick!” every time something went bang. If I can like a movie with all that obnoxious noise in the theater, it must be a pretty good flick…

Heidi Bridges works for Sideshow Collectibles.