What’s In Your Queue?
It’s bad, but only as a guilty pleasure. Director Stephen Sommers takes his stab at Hasbro’s G.I. Joe license and produces a real life CGI-fused film with animated action similar to the cartoon. Throw in a cast of vets like Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, plus some eye candy for the women like Channing Tatum and a buffed up Marlon Waynes; you got a blockbuster on your hands.
Trip down remake lane, except the end result is a quality film. We’re introduced to Mr. Walter Garber (Washington)—a New York City MTA worker who’s been demoted following allegations of impudence. Now assigned to dispatcher duties, this blue-collar’s job position takes a significant turn. Just his luck, on his first day of work he must deal with the pun-filled and diabolical Ryder (Travolta)—a criminal far from two-bit, who holds a southbound 6-train hostage for the ransom of $10 million dollars. Top-notch actors, top-notch thrills!