G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
RJG Ratings- 45
The GI Joe's are brought to its knees by their arch enemy COBRA and its time to retaliate.
Starring- Dwayne Rock,D.J. Cotrona,Adrianne Palicki
Director- Jon M. Chu
The sequel to 2009's critically panned Gi Joe ,has one thing going easy, its following up a bad movie ,you cant get worse than that ,right?
Getting the newly crowned Action star ,Dwayne Rock ,was a BIG move for the movie.Rock isnt the best actor around ,but he surely is charismatic and fun to be seen in action movies of this sort.He once again does a good job with GI Joe 2.On the down side kicking out Channing was a backfire.Though it was good that Channing came back to finish his role ,he would have been a perfect match with Dwayne.Coming to the supporting roles ,theres Adrianne Palicki & DJ Cotrona ,as Jaye & Flint.They arent too good ,and serve as just eye candy and Channing substitute ,respectively.Byung-hun Lee & Ray Park as Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes are entertaining.
The story is weak and just falls apart terribly in the second half.It just doesnt make any sense and it all conveniently takes place.Even for a summer action movie ,the story is kiddish and stupid.The grand final evil masterplan about the Zeus missiles was one of the most idiotic thing ive seen.
Direction by Jon M. Chu ,was below average.The pacing was even in the first half but by the second half it gets uneven.The action scenes were initially great ,but towards the end it started getting dull and repetitive.By the time the movie enters into its climax ,it had lost its entire steam and was just dragging on and on.
The mountain fight scene with Storm Shadow was the highlight from all the rest of the dull stuff.
Overall GI Joe Retaliation is a better movie than its first part ,but its still a disappointing dumb action movie.