G.I. Joe: Retaliation
The greatest American Heroes are back and they've been set up to take the fall for a heinous crime they didn't commit.
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Rotten: To borrow from Jack in the Box, "G. I. Joe: Retaliation" is one hot mess.
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, March 28, 2013
Rotten: Ever played a video game with a friend and had to sit there while he hogged it, leaving you to do nothing but watch for what seemed like hours?
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, March 28, 2013
Rotten: That's not to say that this G.I. Joe is good, aside from a couple of dazzling action set pieces, but at least it's efficient in its muscular mindlessness.
- Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The newest installment in the G.I. Joe franchise has plenty wrong with it. A boring story that loses its viewer, a waste of its best character, even Bruce Willis' presence was slightly wasted on what could've been an awesome cameo. Only some of the action sequences help the movie in any way. But the script was too bad to be ignored. Did Cobra Commander seriously just say 'You're out of the band' before dropping another baddie from his team? I mean, I sincerely hope that was supposed to be laughable.
- fb100001048934982, Saturday, April 13, 2013
Action packed! Very good action movie! G.I. Joe: Retaliation is burdened by cleaning out the closet of the previous film's story-line. A terrorist group called Cobra have an operative impersonating The President and reeking havoc on the Joes and the world. A team of surviving Joes must clear their names and take down Cobra before its too late. Simple. Director Jon M. Chu seemed to have done his research on what failed in the first film and done research on the material in general. It shows in the little nuances Joe fans would notice. A faceplate for Cobra Commander, an Uzi for Snake Eyes, an Australian accent for Firefly, a blindfold for Jinx. Its those little things that show me he actually cares about the material and doesn't just want to use the property as a bridge to show off his directorial talent. It comes across that the Joes in this film seem to actually be capable soldiers with varying skills, the way the show was intended. That as apposed to the bumbling, excelerator suit wearing, dummies in the previous film. Men and women who seemed to be working for Maxwell Smart instead of the United States Armed Services. Overall, if you're looking for a fun night and a fun and entertaining film with awesome actors and visually great action sequences with a half-ass thin and predictable plot and low expectations, then see this. You wont be disappointed! Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by the President's order, and the surviving team members face off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.
- xXGiNoBiLiPRXx, Wednesday, April 3, 2013
TESTOSTERONEEEEEEE! But seriously Bruce Willis needed more screentime. The ninjas were tacky and lame as usual and surprisingly? The action wasn't as good as I thought it'd be. Unsurprising note, the plot was one hell of a joke. It should be worth mentioning that there were some charming... "human" moments that the first film lacked but then they dropped the over-use of CGI and special effects that the first film had which I missed! I mean, when I pay for a GI Joe ticket I'm expecting Michael-Bay-Transformers-Visuals... I was disappointed to see them tone it all down. I think the very premise/concept of a GI Joe live-action movie is just.... incredibly hard to pull off without a proper script that seamlessly balances realism, charm and action. I wouldn't say impossible because somehow Marvel pulled it off with the Avengers. Bottom line? In a sea of shitty loud action movies I would choose the Transformers or The Expendables over this rubbish any day.
- fb535316333, Wednesday, April 3, 2013