Stephen Sommers G. I. Joe has been getting some bad buzz from both the industry and online geek community. Words like “bomb” were the lightest of epithets tossed around about this film, there were rumors of re-edits, of Sommers being dumped from the film, and some Internet mavens even took to derisively calling the film “C.G.I. Joe” or “G.I. Joke.”
But Ain’t It Cool News founder, and geek royalty, Harry Knowles wants to change that. He recently posted a very positive review of the film, calling it “Sommers’ most fun film and possibly his best work to date,” and suggesting he plans on seeing the film a second time.
Some may not think much of these comments. As many feel Knowles has become little more than a shill for the studios in recent years. But this has to be good news for Sommer’s film which looked like it might pass into obscurity before it was even released.
It should also be noted that Knowles openly admits he isn’t a fan of the eighties cartoon series or comic books. Most of the negative reaction online comes from fans of these incarnations of G.I. Joe.
You can read Knowles’ full review here.