G.I. Joe: Retaliation, released on 27 March 2013, is the sequel to the live-action film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The film features the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly who are now all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is last seen in disguise as the President of the United States) frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors and wipes most of the Joes out with a sneak blitz attack, leaving only Duke, Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Flint and Lady Jaye. Zartan now has all the world leaders under Cobra control, with warheads headed towards innocent populaces. Badly beaten, outnumbered and outgunned, the Joes had to make a desperate plan to expose the truth, and take back the world from Cobra where they make their covert black ops war called the “Second American Revolution”.
Reviews of the film have been mixed to negative. It currently sits at a 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 91 reviews with the consensus: “Though arguably superior to its predecessor, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is overwhelmed by its nonstop action and too nonsensical and vapid to leave a lasting impression”. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 49%, considered to be “mixed or average reviews”, based on 17 critics