‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Movie Review

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Movie Summary: In the sequel, the Joes are fighting thier most hated enemies, the Cobra. They also must contend with the government who threaten to shut down their existence as a unit. Stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Controna, Byung-hun Lee and Jonathan Pryce. Runtime: 1 hr 30 min. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick. Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy.

 

Brendan says: G.I. no way Jose (2/5 Stars)

It feels like Dwayne Johnson has been in about every action movie this year. The same goes for Bruce Willis. Going into it, the two would seem like a great pairing, but in all reality, it just seems that ‘The Rock’ has become a little too one-note when it comes to his acting style and that Willis is just trying to relive his ‘Die Hard’ glory days.

The second movie in the series looked to at least improve on the first one, and while I think it did, it really isn’t saying much. The action and story is way too over the top and implausible.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t really ever take Channing Tatum seriously in a movie. He was great in 21 Jumpstreet in a comedic role, but action is not his calling. He has tried to play the tough action star in many of his movies, but they just simply do not work. Needless to say he doesn’t add much to this film.

I would not recommend this movie for anyone looking to actually enjoy a decent storyline, but it will at least provide action junkies with their fix.

 

Dakotah says: Good action, lacks plot (3/5 Stars)

It feels like Dwayne Johnson has been in about every action movie this year. The same goes for Bruce Willis. Going into it, the two would seem like a great pairing, but in all reality, it just seems that ‘The Rock’ has become a little too one-note when it comes to his acting style and that Willis is just trying to relive his ‘Die Hard’ glory days.

The second movie in the series looked to at least improve on the first one, and while I think it did, it really isn’t saying much. The action and story is way too over the top and implausible.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t really ever take Channing Tatum seriously in a movie. He was great in 21 Jumpstreet in a comedic role, but action is not his calling. He has tried to play the tough action star in many of his movies, but they just simply do not work. Needless to say he doesn’t add much to this film.

I would not recommend this movie for anyone looking to actually enjoy a decent storyline, but it will at least provide action junkies with their fix.