I was able to see it on Saturday with my son and wife. Overall, we all liked it. Kind of liked the first one too (at least up until the last 20 minutes of it with the underwater battle).
- Storm Shadow's appearance was great, a nice twist there... I was actually surprised at how they did that, and liked it.
- I love how Cobra Commander dissed Destro and left him - which I think opens up possibility for Destro to return in the next one.
- Firefly rocked. Awesome job there. Love how he was able to handle Roadblock in their first fight.
- The president's role was great, love 90% of his scenes, just didn't like how he fired off the nukes like that, would have been better if all the leaders had guns to their heads by his troops - would have been more tense.
- Secret Service agents with Cobra lapel pins... fantastic.
- Most Joes killed off, like how a few have to rebuild the team.
- Almost all the action scenes were good, and not overdone. Very little stupid technology. Seemed more real.
- Lady Jaye is hot.
- Blind Master... really bad storytelling in all of that. Really missed an opportunity here. Horrible acting and bad directing.
- Firefly dies. Too bad - he was a badass.
- Needed better closure with the ending. Show Cobra Commander landing on an island or something. Anything. Show he's not all by himself in a chopper.
- I started to actually like Duke in this one. Hated to see him die.
- Flint was a weak character. Needs to be more assertive and cool like the cartoon. Not too exciting.
For what it was, this was pretty good. I'd like to see the USS Flagg in the next one and an assault on Cobra Island, with Cobra Commander and Destro having a rogue army with a more traditional kind of Cobra Trooper. We need ASPs, HISS Tanks and Cobra Maggots all over the place.
Introduce guys like Rock-N-Roll, Stalker, Gung-Ho, etc. Bring back Breaker. Have Zartan as a survivor and introduce the Dreadnocks. And we need Major Bludd. Tele-Vipers too.
Oh, and with Duke dead, bring Baroness back. She now has nothing to live for and can go back to being a hot chick with black hair and glasses and hates the world.