G.I. Joe: Retaliation: movie review (PG-13)


Action & adventure

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Thu Mar 28 2013

The G.I. Joes, those patriotic men (and women) of military might, only think they’ve defeated Team Cobra. Unfortunately, our commander-in-chief (Jonathan Pryce) has been replaced by one of the nefarious villains’ top operatives, and he’s set a plan in motion to drop nukes on several bustling metropolises. Only Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) and his ragtag team of rogue Joes—which includes the heroic organization’s forcibly retired founding member (Bruce Willis)—can prevent global destruction. This bombastic, post-converted 3-D sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) plays like a tiresomely extended evening of channel surfing. Only an impressive action set-piece on a mountainside, as well as some WTF cameos by the RZA and James Carville, possesses anything close to the wit and energy director Jon M. Chu brought to his two Step Up movies.

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US release:

Fri Mar 29, 2013

Cast and crew


Jon M. Chu


Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick


Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Dwayne Johnson

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