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G.I.Joe: Retaliation Movie Review

 

GI JOe RetaliationIt is not often that I stand in front of the movie-house not sure what to watch. Last night was an exception and regrettably G.I.Joe: Retaliation was the choice we made.

My experience watching the first movie was an utter horrific one. Although you get treated to some pretty cool eye-candy in the line of special effects, there was nothing else.

Sadly, G.I.Joe: Retaliation was no different. The move suffers from bad acting, over the top action scenes, and an utter loss of a plot or story line. Expect to see Good Guys vs. Bad Guys with lots of explosions and fighting scenes. If this is your thing, then so be it. If you are able to switch of your brain and simply enjoy the movie for the above mentioned, then you will probably enjoy it.

I felt it is at least better than the first one, but it scored a mere 28% on Rotten tomatoes, compared to the 33% for G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

If you take a step back, you have to see this for what it is. An attempt to turn a highly popular kids toy and TV series into a popular blockbuster movie.

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Don’t even bother watching this if you have not watched the first movie, G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Even though you will get an idea of who the characters are, you will miss out on key events that transpired that will leave you even more confused.

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Conclusion

G.I.Joe: Retaliation starts off promising with entertaining and funny exchanges between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Channing Tatum, but as the movie progress, the wheels come of and you are left confused and dumbstruck at the lack of effort that went into explaining certain actions, scenes and plots in the movie. Certain scenes felt completely compressed into a 5 minute scene, while others brushed a major scene/event into a “that’s not important” 1 minute interaction. The movie is entertaining, but don’t expect anything more.