There’s more to G.I. Joe: Retaliation than you might think. If you’ve written it off, here are six reasons to give it a fair chance.
From mini exploding firefly robots to wire-melting gloves to a motorbike that breaks apart and turns into missiles, this film is a gadget fan’s dream.
The One-on-One Fight Scenes
Girl-on-girl. Ninja-on-ninja. Whoever’s going at it, the choreography is consistently fantastic and the actors prove they’ve worked hard for their bodies. You’ll see what I mean.
Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum
No way in a million years would I have put these two together, but it turns out that the relationship between them works. As Roadblock and Duke, you believe these two guys been mates since high school. Most of the humor is delivered by these two.
Even though me and my mate had a bit of confusion at the start of the film, we agreed by the end that Snake Eyes was awesome. Being a Brit and having a partner who loves Top Gear, he looked to me like the Stig in a black Ninja suit — with a much cooler helmet.
Original G.I. Joe’s House
Bruce Willis shows up as the “Joe” the G.I.s are named after (really, who else would they pick to play that part?), and he has the most amazing house, ever. I’ve never seen so many guns in one building.
Last but not least…
It’s an old 80s-style revenge movie, the likes of which I haven’t seen since The Expendables 2. I’ll not tell you what the revenge is for because it’s a major spoiler; let’s just say someone pisses off the Joes — particularly Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson).
The cast is brilliant; the bad guys are great. It unnerved me a little that the main villain has a similar voice to Jigsaw’s of the movie Saw. I wouldn’t say it’s a film for little ones, but it’s a great teen, date, or lads movie. It has a great storyline, with a slightly futuristic slant. I would see the first movie before watching this one. I hadn’t and wished I had, because I would have known the characters and their stories better.
Definitely one to see, I give it a score of 8 out of 10. For me, that’s pretty damn good!
by Holly Eyre, Head Writer & Editor at Worldofsuperheroes.com