G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Too violent for kids, too childish for grown-ups.

PG-13 2009 107 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 37 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 75 reviews

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age 18+

Sexist and misogynistic.

It’s not about the violence or how badly written it is. For me, the reason I wouldn’t let me son watch this when he’s older or growing up is for how it portrays women. It was almost noticeable the moment I flicked over the tv. Highly sexualised. All the women have to be extremely thin, white, largely busted and with long wavy hair and “good looks”. They’re portrayed as either too dumb or pathetic to fight or if they do, weak, they obey orders or they are as devious and deceptive using their looks for this. I don’t know how I managed to watch more than a few minutes of this. Not for anyone over the age of 18 who has come to understand gender equality and oversexualisation of women is not ok.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 11+

G.I Joe the movie

violence is good and fun but still a boring movie

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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