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Based on a Hasbro product, this boy doll is no longer a child's toy. Instead, he's a lean, mean, elite military fighting machine. Staring Channing Tatum, this G.I Joe is out to disable Cobra, a mercenary organization headed by a Scottish arms dealer.
Why Is G.I. Joe - The Rise of the Cobra Rated PG-13?
G.I. Joe - The Rise of the Cobra is rated PG-13 for strong sequences of action violence and mayhem throughout.
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Nearly non-stop violence permeates this film, which contains just a few scenes of dialogue to allow the thread of story to progress. Military characters shoot, blast, stab, impale, punch, throw and use many other western and eastern fighting methods to assault one another. For the most part, the violence is sanitized although a few sequences do show blood effects. Some of the more disturbing scenes include: Characters have multiple needles pushed into their skulls as part of a control mechanism. A red-hot mask is placed on a mans face. A woman is stabbed through her abdomen. Characters are seen on fire. Two young boys fight until their faces are bloody. Two characters—wearing protective indestructible suits—are run over and hit by various cars, trains, buildings and other objects. Women are often physically dominated by males and wear low cut tops and tight fitting outfits. Men are seen topless at times. Men and women are seen kissing on a couple of occasions, and discussions of a man taking another mans woman are heard. Language includes a couple of scatological terms, frequent terms of deity and several mild profanities.
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Hasbro, the toy manufacturing company, has also used movies to market another of their products: Transformers. (The films are Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.) Another movie featuring high tech weaponry and powerful body suits, is Iron Man.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Release Date: 3 November 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra releases as a 2-Disc set on DVD and Blu-ray. Both versions offer the following bonus materials:
- Commentary by director Stephen Sommers and producer Bob Ducsay
- Featurettes: The Big Bang Theory: The Making of G.I. JOE and Next-Gen Action: The Amazing Visual FX and Design of G.I. JOE
- Digital Copy of the film
G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra is also releasing a single disc DVD, which includes the commentary by director Stephen Sommers and producer Bob Ducsay.