G.I. Joe Retaliation comes back with a vengeance as its rating starts to rise higher than its predecessor, G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra. Starring Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson and Ray Park, the G.I. Joe franchise seems to have gotten better with this sequel. Not to mention a riveting story that endangers all the Joes because of Zartan, G.I. Joe Retaliation definitely gave audiences a heart stopping movie featuring their all-American heroes. This new sci-fi film is directed by Jon M. Chu and produced by Paramount Pictures is scheduled to be released this Friday, March 29th 2013. Check out the review below:
“Revamping the Joes with G.I. Joe Retaliation
A follow-up to the awful “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which was poorly directed by Stephen (“Van Helsing”) Sommers, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is at once a sequel and a reboot of the tale, based on the Hasbro popular toys.
One notch above the 2009 picture, which was dismissed by most critics and grossed only $150 million domestically (and an equal amount internationally), “G.I Joe: Retaliation” displays some new characters and actors, prime among them is Dwayne Johnson.
Paramount is releasing this largely boys picture on Thursday, march 28 (not on Friday) to cash on spring break from schools, and avoid competition with “The Host,” which opens a day later. The addition of 3D should make the film more accessible to a new generation of viewers.
You may recall that the first film ended with the suggestion that there may be an imposter in the oval office. Thus, in this version, directed by Jon M. Chu, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but also are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Returning from the first installment is Channing Tatum’s Duke, the young all-American soldier who leads his team with confidence, precision and pride. Dedicated and loyal, Duke, who will do anything to protect the soldiers under him, strives to bring out the best in each one of them.
While Duke is the head of the elite unit, the group’s spine and backbone is Roadblock, his second in command. Dwayne Johnson is well cast as a man who helps lead the team with experience, honor, and dedication to his country.
Very much in the vein of “The Transformers” series, but more enjoyable and less pretentious, “Retaliation” lacks rich or any story. The plot, such as it is, consists of a string of disjoined set-pieces, some better than others.
Jon M. Chu had previously helmed the successful Justin Bieber movie “Never Say Never.” Unlike Sommers, Chu is familiar with and likes the Hasbro’s cartoon and comic books; he claims to have grown up with “G. I. Joe” products. Under his helm, the flimsy tale spans different exotic places around the world, from Tokyo to Pakistan to The Himalayas.”
The original article can be read at Emanuellevy.com
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