Failure is not an option.
When a crusading chairperson of the military budget committee pressures the would be Navy secretary to begin full gender integration of the service, he offers the chance for a test case for a female trainee in the elite Navy SEALS commando force. Lt Jordan O'Neil is given the assignment, but no one expects her to succeed in an inhumanly punishing regime that has a standard 60% dropout rate for men.
Always had a bit of a weak spot for this one. I love Ridley Scott and I like Demi Moore so it's not so weird I guess. Viggo Mortensen is pretty awesome and he wears the shit out of those tight little shorts. I really like the training montages, I could do without the political stuff though. It's just not that interesting. Recognized some new faces this time, Jim Caviezel and that old guy from The Walking Dead.
From an elegant and sexy navy officer to a macho steel combatant on field, the story of Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil aka G I Jane portrayed by Demi Moore is a complete let down in all sense.The creator of heroic Lieutenaant Ellen Ripley was expected to maintain a minimum standard when he reprises again with a lady lead. Apart from the same parent, the only element common between Ripley and Jane is that both sported a bald head in their careers to stay on line. There is nothing to look forward in G I jane except a classic head shave scene where Demi Moore shed her locks with a electric buzzer.
Lt. Jordan O'Neil ,a Navy topographic analyst who is chosen…
Seems like two separate movies, one, where she fights to become a soldier, and a sudden shift into story two where she's caught in some half-assed political conspiracy.
yeah go girly girl
Action, Social Commentary
Still really monotonous. Moore has a few moments (the most notable one at a bar), I guess, but her performance isn't solid enough by any means or without it its missteps, so it isn't *good* and what does that mean if not a death knell for the film? The film is like that: too much of the lackluster and the uninspired outweighs anything that might counterbalance it. How incompetent a writer do you have to be to pinpoint Viggo Mortensen's drill instructor as a main character and proceed to do jack shit with him? Granted, he's not that good in the role, but come on. Then you have Anne Bancroft, who gives far and away the best performance and…
Worse than I remembered. It has its moments, but misses the mark thematically, and a very poorly shot action-sequence ends the film on a bad note. This seems more a Bruckheimer-Bay film than a Scott film. Very poor score by Trevor Jones.
Good enough for me.
Revisited this because the DVD ended up at my house after my birthday party movie swap. I also revisited because I remembered nothing but the head shaving scene.
G.I. Jane grew on me as I watched it. The set up is really dreary. And the soundtrack is full on awful. But somehow the simple fun of the film wins out by the end. Demi Moore's character feels cookie cutter at the start, but the script gives her enough hoops to jump through to make this fun by the end. And there is decent pay off.
Plus, I had NO memory that Viggo Mortensen is the Master Chief in this and he owns it! This film isn't a big moment for women's lib or anything like that, but it is a fun military yarn.