G.I. Joe: Retaliation

 (9,741)5.81 h 50 min2013X-RayPG-13
"The greatest American Heroes are back" and they've been set up to take the fall for a heinous crime they didn't commit. Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) leads a new team (including Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis) on this high-octane adventure.
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D.J. CotronaDwayne JohnsonAdrianne PalickiRay StevensonJonathan PryceRay ParkJon Chu
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MicrowavemanReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018
2.0 out of 5 starsI really wanted to like it....but.
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It’s pretty bad, for the record, I’m a big fan of GI-Joe and the Rock and the actors of this movie, but this was a below average film. Was very predictable and story/plot was lacking. My wife told me to just forget reality and enjoy the movie but, even with that mindset I was disappointed. I think even if I was 12 years old I would have not cared for this movie. As far as the BluRay I noticed the video quality seemed inconsistent. Some scenes we’re nice and sharp and others looked a bit washed out and fuzzy.
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Chromic AcidReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsSo many ninjas
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I liked the part where the guys were sneaky, and then the part where there were explosions. Then swords went *swish* *fwosh* *slice!* and the guns went *bang!* *bang!* *bang!*, and the bad guy was going to take over the world, but then the good guys grabbed the conveniently briefcase-sized control for the weapons of mass gravity, pounded the "abort" button unnecessarily hard, and then the bad guys' sattelites blew up.

And the ninjas.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2021
3.0 out of 5 starsMade some improvement upon first Joe film
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It was inevitable that GI Joe would become a franchise. This was the second of the trio. The movie starts off where the first movie left off with the president being a Cobra agent played by Arnold Vosloo. He framed the Joes and put them on the run. The cast was greatly expanded with more Joes (Roadblock, Flint, Jinx) and Cobras (Firefly) being introduced which was a positive. The action sequences and special effects were much better as well such as during a giant chase sequence along the side of the Himalayan Mountains. That all made for a much more enjoyable watch than the first Joe film.
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Algernon7Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2013
5.0 out of 5 starsPuts the first movie to shame
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Being a huge GI Joe fan (kid of the '80s) I'd always waited for a live action movie. In the '90s I got into the comic books and realized that there was some actual good story there and it was much darker and could easily make for a good film. The first movie was an abysmal disappointment, it was far too cheesy (think Transformers), too much comic relief, too many quadruple back-flips on motorcycles and other dumb things like that but they left out cool things like Cobra's iconic HISS tanks and such.

This film was almost a complete 180 degree turnaround. It was far more like the comic books and had some actual story to it as well as a few interesting twists. The cheese factor was dialed down to where it should be (yes, a movie like this SHOULD have some cheese, but it should be in subtle details, not in Matrix-esque action sequences), Dwayne Johnson delivered a solid performance and this time around Cobra actually seemed like a menacing force, not just some generic terrorists melting the Eiffel tower with generic green movie "goo".

If you hated the first one but are a huge GI Joe fan please give this one a chance. It's good enough in my mind to at least warrant another sequel. They're moving in the right direction.
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Niagara,NYReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsG.I. Joe-Retaliation (3d+2d) [Blu-ray] DVD
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I purchased the G.I. Joe-Retaliation (3d+2d) [Blu-ray] DVD as gift for my husband.

He recently saw this movie on Netflix, so I thought I'd get it for him.
He has a large collection of DVDs but didn't have this one.

I gave it a 5 star for him, it's not my kind of movie.
Hope you enjoy it as much as he did.
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ReviewerReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsGREAT FLICK!
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I usually don't go for violent action shows but this "GI Joe", although it has its moments of violence, also has some cool action and original stunts like I have never seen. The main reason I purchased the DVD after seeing it on Netflix was for the amazing zipline action scenes. I was so blown away by this, admiring the digital effects that made it feel so real, was enough for me to buy it. Story? Well, all the same - good guys vs. bad guys, you know. But how they get it done is where the entertainment value is. For a few bucks, it is worth it!
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JesReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2013
4.0 out of 5 starsSequel to a poorly done film, can you blame it?
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If you have seen the first G.I. Joe film, you shouldn't really have high expectations in the sequel. Half-ass in, half-ass out, as it were. Unlike the first, the sequel was plagued by productions issues that delayed the film for months on end, and honestly... the wait was not worth it.

Now, don't take me wrong. The film is worth an afternoon. Guns, explosions, silly one liners, bad jokes, and more guns. If you like such films, it is a nice way to waste roughly 2 hours. But, if you like such films you know you aren't getting much mental engagement or anything resembling character development or story. It is what it is and doesn't try to be anything else.

Now, for my weak point. I am a sucker for a good sword play sequence and I must say, the scenes between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are certainly a redeeming quality in this film. Not the best I have ever seen, but the sword fights (especially the short one in the hallway) are a nice little treat for the eyes.

Rent, yes. Netflix, you bet. Buy, only if you really want to.
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MichaelReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2013
4.0 out of 5 starsCloser than the first movie to capturing a comic book feel
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I feel I need to review this movie based on what it's meant to be - a live action combination of the comic book and cartoon series from the 1980's.

This movie hits those marks better than G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra with more GI Joe and Cobra style vehicles, weapons, and scenes. One can imagine a comic book cover with the Cobra flag unfurled over the White House or Road Block driving that tracked vehicle fighting tanks with turrets that rise like a cobra's head! Great visuals and some fun scenes.

And what a great comic book premise to have all the major world leaders in one room using their own 'nuclear footballs" simultaneously in the ultimate game of brinkmanship!

To enjoy this movie, one must set aside all expectations of reality - America's response to what's happening, a total absence of Congress and the Supreme Court, the military's willingness to follow wacky Presidential orders, and even the laws of physics.

The biggest downside to this movie is the death of several main characters - both good and bad. I don't remember such permanent endings to many of the comic books or any of the 80's cartoon episodes. While I didn't expect this movie to end with "Knowing is half the battle" sequences, I was surprised with where it went because I assume it did well enough to merit a third installment in the series.
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