SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Transformers: Last Knight
    2. Cars 3
   3. The Mummy
  4. Wonder Woman
 5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
6. Alien: Covenant


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
     3. Willow
    4. The Ghost and the Darkness
   5. An American Tail
  6. The Wind and the Lion
 7. Doctor Strange
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
       3. Titanic
      4. Avatar
     5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    6. Gladiator
   7. Star Wars: A New Hope
  8. Animal Farm
 9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
Home Page
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
(2009)
Album Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
John Ashton Thomas
Dave Metzger
Abe Libbos

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra

Co-Produced by:
David Bifano
Labels Icon
LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 4th, 2009)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE




Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)




   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... if you like being pounded into submission by anonymous but effectively noisy symphonic and synthetic blends of immense density.

Avoid it... if you expect Alan Silvestri to return to his better developed (and fan-favorite) style of bravado for The Mummy Returns or Van Helsing.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,020
WRITTEN 8/11/09
Shopping Icon
BUY IT


iTunes (9.99)


Silvestri
Silvestri
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: (Alan Silvestri) It's official... the number is eight. Eight years, more specifically. That is the amount of time Hollywood has decided constitutes enough of a healing period after the terrorist attacks on New York in 2001 to show another world landmark graphically destroyed by terrorists on the big screen. Perhaps some leeway has to be given to the fact that the perpetrators this time descend from plastic toys rather than radical Islam. Not only that, but they exist in a film that is so pretentious in its expectations that it was intentionally filmed with a rapid-fire sequel in mind. Didn't Paramount executives watch The Golden Compass? Then again, why let the other Hasbro toys of 1980's cartoon fame steal all the glory? The Transformers franchise was no doubt the model for the 2009 film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, including the total sacrifice of character development or any other redeeming intellectual element. Even fans of the 1960's toys and the 1980's cartoons, along with comics and other incarnations, can admit that the concept has been sold out to the least common denominator here. The only glimmer of hope for the elite forces of G.I. Joe in this futuristic reshaping of the concept is the fact that capable director Stephen Sommers is chronicling their mad dashes across the planet to stop the evil forces of Cobra from using a super weapon against landmarks and other convenient targets. On the other hand, so incredibly underdeveloped is the script for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra that not even Sommers could shoot anything other than two hours of nearly constant action scenes requiring glitzy special effects. Don't be fooled by the ridiculous flashbacks devoted to character background. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, like Transformers, exists only for the action, sharing its sister franchise's poor critical response and high grosses, too. Paramount conceded that reviews of this film would be so terrible that they didn't even offer press screenings for it. Their reasoning was solid; getting trashed in the reviews is unnecessary when hoards of intellectually devoid movie-goers will stand in long lines for a film anyway, simply because it's "cool."



Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
494 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.58 Stars
***** 46 5 Stars
**** 76 4 Stars
*** 118 3 Stars
** 135 2 Stars
* 119 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
14 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments
WOW!!!   Expand >>
kharol - October 2, 2009, at 10:39 p.m.
2 comments  (2357 views)
Newest: October 12, 2009, at 4:54 p.m. by
Oscar G.
i need your advice on this   Expand >>
James - September 4, 2009, at 10:40 p.m.
4 comments  (2656 views)
Newest: November 4, 2009, at 5:56 p.m. by
Carlos Esnayra
Cool score
Alex24 - September 4, 2009, at 8:20 p.m.
1 comment  (963 views)
Itīs a fun score
Erick - August 24, 2009, at 1:19 p.m.
1 comment  (995 views)
Terrible mastering = bad CD album
Scott - August 20, 2009, at 8:02 a.m.
1 comment  (1075 views)
G.I. Joe and Christmas Carol
Alans Zimvestri - August 19, 2009, at 7:15 a.m.
1 comment  (1405 views)
More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 71:42
• 1. Clan McCullen (3:07)
• 2. MARS Industries (1:42)
• 3. Delivering the Warheads (7:24)
• 4. General Hawk (1:36)
• 5. It Had to be NATO's Fault! (1:40)
• 6. King Cobra (2:58)
• 7. What Happened to Her? (1:16)
• 8. I Promise (2:07)
• 9. The Pit Battle (7:24)
• 10. They Intend to Use Them (1:06)
• 11. Snake Eyes (2:23)
• 12. I Have a Target in Mind (2:23)
• 13. The JOE's Mobilize (8:24)
• 14. Northern Route (6:10)
• 15. Who Are You? (3:36)
• 16. Deploy the Sharks (7:32)
• 17. Final Battle (0:54)
• 18. Just About Close Enough (3:57)
• 19. The Rise Of Cobra (1:52)
• 20. I'm Not Giving Up on You (1:49)
• 21. End Credits (2:21)

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
Copyright © 2009-2017, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra are Copyright © 2009, Varèse Sarabande and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 8/11/09 (and not updated significantly since).
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload