Veteran film composer Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, The Abyss) lent his considerable chops to director Stephen Sommers' live action rendering of popular '80s cartoon G.I. Joe, taking a cue from his work on campy action films like Delta Force, The Mummy, and Predator. Silvestri breaks little ground on G.I Joe, employing enough "orchestral bombast peppered with military marches" to give Michael Bay-puppet Hans Zimmer a run for his money, but if 70 minutes of dependable, by-the-book action music (imagine watching the opening titles for the A-Team for an hour-and-a-half) is the tonic that gets your blood pumping, then G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra will definitely put hair on (or back on) your chest.
AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger
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