A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe(R) characters, the film is scheduled to be released on June 29,2012.
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. I just watched the trailer again and I was right – - for ME…the trailer was definitely better than the movie. (lol) Don’t get me wrong – I’m a fan of the cast. Channing Tatum was cool…The Rock a beast…Adrianne Palicki…HOLY CRAP BALLS!! That’s all I’m going to say about her. (lol)
I remember watching and thinking – “so far so good.” THEN…it got cheesy – - the whole meeting of Joe (Bruce Willis) – - guns all hidden in his house and was it just me – - but when I blinked – Bruce Willis was gone…like NOT a whole lot in the movie?! (lol) The Rock going to his old neighborhood?! THEN came the super cheesy stuff – Rza as a ninja master?!!? WTF?!!? That whole story between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. WTF?!?! G.I. JOE: RETALIATION felt rushed and confusing. For me – - it was a total let down.
I give G.I. JOE: RETALIATION… 2 ½ out of 5 popcorns!