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

Rating: PG-13 (for strong sequences of action violence and mayhem throughout)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Stephen Sommers
Written By: Stuart Beattie, Paul Lovett, David Elliot
In Theaters: Aug 7, 2009 Wide
On Disc/Streaming: Nov 3, 2009
Box Office: $150,167,630
Runtime: 118 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Two soldiers stationed in Kazahkstan (Captain Duke Hauser and his partner “Ripcord”) are ordered to transport special warheads created by MARS, an arms’ manufacturer controlled by James McCullen. When they are attacked by thieves (led by Anastasia DeCobray, with whom Duke has history), they are saved by a top secret, international special forces unit known as “G.I. Joe”. The leader of G.I. Joe, General Abernathy (or Hawk) is on the trail of the thieves: an evil organization called “Cobra”. While Duke and Ripcord train to join the Joes, McCullen (“Destro”) is secretly working for Cobra and plotting to recapture his metal-eating “Nanomite” warheads. Duke and Ripcord (with help from Heavy Duty, Snake Eyes, and the rest of the Joes) must prove that they are Real American Heroes — by stopping the launch of these warheads before Cobra uses them to take over the world.

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